The Fix-a-Scratch product has been in industry use since 1994. In 2002 it was granted a full U.S. patent. Since 2002 the product developed by Sprayless Scratch Repair has been distributed as a professional use only product. This means it has been implemented into dealerships and reconditioning businesses all over the United States. This product is also represented in 20 different countries around the world. It has received recognition and approval from a select few manufacture representatives such as Ford, GM, Honda and Audi of America.
The Fix-A-Scratch product is quite different from any other touch up paint or scratch removal product available anywhere. For the “Do-It-Yourself “er there are lots of products available from touch-up paint in a tube with a brush in it, A paint pen with color or clear coat in it, or both on either end. Both of these options are drawing paint on top of the scratch. If you feel a little bit risky, you may sand the area down and a couple days after the application of paint, buff it out. But remember, you could completely destroy the factory clear coat on your automobile which will result in costly repair in a body shop.
Another option is rubbing compounds and polishes. Rubbing compound has a gritty feel to it. Its purpose is to “cut” the scratch out of the clear coat. Problem can be that it never fully removes enough of the clear coat for the scratch to fully visually disappear. If you use an aggressive rubbing compound, you can actually add more fine scratches to the area. Polishes have fillers in them to “hide” the scratches. Often this layer washes off with the car wash and you have to keep reapplying. The polish when it dries may also turn white or chalky, in which case the scratch is still visible.