Paint Transfer

Paint transfer is when paint is transferred onto a vehicle during a minor collision. If you find a scuff on your bumper, you may well find that there are coloured streaks on it which at first appear to be scratches but may well be paint from a pole or bollard which you hit. When you collide with something which has softer paint, often oxidized dead paint, it can be very soft, found on exterior metalwork, it rubs onto your car's body work. This can make scuffs appear worse than they actually are. Some solvent can usually remove the paint transfer, although there may be scratches underneath which can be fixed by polishing out or by repair-and-repaint.