If you have a scratch on your car, you probably want to take care of the issue as quickly as possible. Using a scratch repair pen for your car seems like a convenient and efficient option, but how well do these pens actually work? After several studies testing the scratch pens, the general conclusion is that these scratch repair pens don’t work like they’re advertised to.
Advertisements for these pens typically state that they will work on any color car. This is technically true, but only because the pens are designed to fix scratches in the protective clear coat over top of the paint on your car. Any major scratches that affect the paint on the vehicle will thus not be fixed. This is due to the fact that these pens have no color in them. The lack of color makes it impossible for the pens to fix the scratched paint job.
If you have a scratch on your car, don’t bother buying one of these pens, as they only work on surface-level scratches. Even on surface scratches, the pens still seem to be messy and difficult to use, often resulting in a messy “repair” that only brings more attention to the scratch. Application also proves difficult for the user. They require a very steady hand, and make a thin and even application of the clear filler almost impossible. The use of these pens is hit or miss, often leaving your scratch more of an eyesore than before.
Despite the advertised claim that these pens are easy-to-use and applicable to any color car, these repair pens will only work on the clear protective coat of the paint. Save your money and avoid these pens unless you want to magnify the damage to your car. If you are hoping to fix deep scratches on your vehicle, visit one of the members of Your Hometown Body Shop.