How to Fix Clear Coat Damage by Yourself

This instruction will show you how to repair your damaged clear coat on your car. This only use basic tools so that you can do this yourself at home.

More painting cases please refer to:

How to Repair Old Peeling or Damaged Clear Coat by Yourselves

How To Paint Brake Calipers without Taking Off Any Bolts


Damage coat



Use Frog tape, masking paper to cover area you don’t want to spray

Then use 600grit and 1000 grit sandpaper which should be suitable for wet and dry applications sand the surface


When sanding, clean surface with some Trisodium phosphate and some water

After drying, spray Dupli-colors filler primer on surface to filling all those little scratches


Use 1000 grit sandpaper sand it after drying

Spray three coat Dupli-colors perfect match on the surface


Spray 2K clear coat, 10-15 minutes between coats, totally spray 4 coats


After 30 minutes, wet sand it with 2000 grit sandpaper.

Then use a machine Torq X by chemical guys, this is entry-level machine perfect for beginners.

Get three pads as well as some compound and polished samples by the chemical.

Also you can do same thing by hands.


You may have to do this two or three times until you get the results you want.

This is final result.




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