Deep scratches are a nightmare of car enthusiasts. This is because of the potentially high costs involved in repairing it. Repair costs are unique to scratches. Scratches, where the primer coat and steel get exposed, would be more expensive to repair. Another factor is the number of panels that get affected since deep scratches are hardly ever a touch-up job.
How Do Deep Auto Body Scratches Occur?
It is easier to get a deep scratch than you would believe. You could back up into an object or someone may scrape your car as they leave a parking spot. Deep scratches can go all the way down to the metal frame of your car.
Why Is It Necessary To Repair Them?
Repair deep scratches immediately because any metal part can rust and deteriorate when exposed to the elements long enough. Look at the scratch closely. If it appears to be silver, chances are that the metal underneath the primer, paint, and clear coat is affected.
Average Cost Of Repairing Deep Auto Scratches
The severity of the damage determines the cost of repair. The cost of paint repair can vary a lot.
Cheap options involving single-stage enamel paint (such as Maaco) could cost between $300 and $1,000 depending on the size of the vehicle. This paint would basically refresh the appearance of the car.
You would need a more detailed paint job if the car was damaged extensively. This means massive scratches that would push the price up to sometimes between $1,000 and $3,500.
The cost can easily skyrocket up to $7,000 if you drive a luxury vehicle or are looking for a top of the line paint job. It’s safe to say that on an average where limited deep scratches are concerned you might need to pay something between $300 and $1,500 as an average estimate on paint repair costs.