Advice on paint defects
Scratches from car wash brushes
Thread-like scratches which are often in parallel lines and are particularly visible on darker colours. The surface has a reduced gloss level and appears grey in shade.
- Hand wash brush or car wash brushes which are too coarse and/or dirty.
- Insufficient pre-wash with insufficient water.
- Exposing newly repaired paintwork to a car wash too early. A newly applied coating is less scratch resistant when the paint is not dried for long enough or when too thick a coat is applied or the wrong amount of hardener is used.
How to avoid
- Use suitable and clean brushes.
- Thoroughly wet the car before brushing with plenty of water.
- Avoid washing the car too quick after it received a new finish (see chapter on "Aftercare of vehicle paintwork"). Keep to recommended film thicknesses, drying times and amount of hardener.
Polish with Glasurit 562-1602 Fine Polishing Paste and finish with a commercially available high gloss polish. Damage caused by car wash brushes cannot easily be prevented. Some cars are supplied with a scratch resistant OEM clearcoat. We recommend repairing these coatings with Glasurit 923-447 HS VOC Clear, scratch-resistant. Glasurit 923-447 VOC is also suitable for other car models.