I have a 2008 red Ford Focus. The paint on the passenger side all along the car length has a series of fine scratches from being rubbed by a bush when
pulling the car out of the garage. The paint is scratched down to the white primer coat in most places and is very noticeable. There are too many lines to use a paint stick on, my fear is that this will make it look worse also. I don't have the $500 plus that a body shop quoted me to fix this. I started thinking about filling the lines in with a crayon, to at least make the white primer less noticeable. I bought an 84 crayon box to get the most variety of colors to match the paint. Of course the basic red was the best match. I rubbed the crayon over the scratch lines at an angle and rubbed lightly with a soft cloth. To my amazement, it made all but the deepest scratches almost unnoticeable. My question is, what would you recommend to make my fix last as long as possible? I know this is no way permanent, but even if I have to reapply every couple of weeks (it took me all of 5 minutes to do this) it is worth it to me. Is there a product, short of a clear coat reapplication, that will maximize the longevity of my fix?
PS I could post a before/after picture if anyone would like to see the results.