Paint Chips: Automobile paint will receive chips over time due to normal everyday driving. Southern
Colors is able to repair the paint damage using its proprietary process.
Keeping the painted finish free of chips will protect against rust, and improve the overall appearance of the
Clear coat scratches: These scratches are usually caused by simply sliding a box or briefcase off
the surface of the car, dragging dirt across the finish, and putting minor scratches into the clear coat. Clear
coat is a polyurethane, which like most plastics, will haze or turn white when disturbed. The best solution
for repairing this type of damage is to cut the damage out of the clear coat through either high speed buffing
or wet sanding and polishing. The scratch is gone, not to return. No painting is required.
Heavier scratches: Scratches that are too deep to cut out will need to be touched up with
the correct primer, base coat and clear coat. Touch up will not eliminate
the damage, as a physical outline of the damage will always remain. Depending upon color, location and severity
of damage, the outcome of the repair will vary. However, in most cases the repair provides a significant improvement
to the painted finish.
Very heavy scratches: Scratches that have a scroll design (not a straight line) can only be marginally improved
with touch up. Color plays the biggest role in the outcome of repair on this type of damage, but generally only
marginal improvement can be expected. A full repaint of the damaged panels is the best solution to repairing the
Touch up is designed to improve the appearance of minor paint damage. If you wish the damage to completely
go away, you should consider repainting (in a body shop). Southern Colors is very precise in describing the expected
end result, so that the customer can make an informed decision on whether to touch up or repaint.