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DIY Scratch Repair Step by Step

Step-by-step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide

Learn how to repair a scratch or bumper scuff on your vehicle in 5 easy steps by using our MPEX D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide. Please note before starting you will also require the following 3 items not included the kit: Touch Up paint, Primer and some Clear Lacquer to provide a professional finish.


MPEX Step by Step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide how to guide information, automotive touch up paint
Step-by-step Guide
Repair a scratch or bumper scuff on your car, motorcycle, van or commercial vehicle in 5 easy steps with our repair guide.
MPEX Step by Step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Example of vehicle automotive bumper repair
Step 1
Wash the repair area with warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Abrade the repair area using P240 abrasive paper then clean the area of all dirt, dust and grease using white spirit and a cloth. When dry, use the tacky rag to remove any remaining debris.
MPEX Step by Step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide how to mix body filler with hardener correctly
Step 2
Mix the body filler with the hardener on to the black mixing board using the white filler spreader. Mix for one minute until a uniform colour is achieved. 100 Parts filler - 2 parts hardener Approximately. (E.g. Mix 1 golf ball size of filler to one pea size of hardener.)
MPEX Step by Step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide how to apply the automotive bodyfiller to the vehicle repair area surface
Step 2a
Apply the body filler in a thin layer so that the surface is slightly proud of the level required. If more than one layer is needed allow to completely cure between applications. Hardening time 20 - 22 minutes at 20oC.
MPEX Step by Step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide how to sand down bodyfiller once applied and dry before applying primer, touch up paint and lacquer
Step 3
After the body filler has fully cured (Approximately 1 hour) sand down to shape required until it is very smooth. Use the abrasive paper wrapped around the rubber block, starting with P240, then P400 and finishing with P800 grade. Then clean the area with the tacky rag.
MPEX Step by Step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide degrease the repair surface on your vehicle
Step 4
De-grease the entire area using white spirit and a cloth. Make sure there is no dirt or lint left behind.
MPEX Step by Step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide how to apply primer guide information before adding automotive touch up paint
Step 5
Before applying your chosen primer (not included in the box) mask the area using the masking tape provided and masking paper to avoid any overspray. Keep the area to be sprayed as small as possible and spray as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
MPEX Step by Step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide how to guide - custom colour aerosol matched to vehicle manufacturer colour code
Step 5a
When the primer is fully cured apply the colour of your choice as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
MPEX Step by Step D.I.Y. Scratch Repair Kit Guide once the touch up paint has dried how to apply a clear coat lacquer to your vehicle
Step 5b
When paint is fully cured apply the clear lacquer of your choice (if required) as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
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