If you own a car, chances are you have at least a scratch or two on it, but getting those scratches repaired at a body shop can often costs hundreds of dollars.
It's called the Fix It Pro and it looks like a magic marker. In fact, the manufacturer says it will make scratches virtually invisible, and doesn't require sanding or hard labor.
Would the Fix It Pro take a body blow in our As Seen on TV Test?
So here's a typical scratch you'd find on an automobile, it's not terribly deep but it is somewhat long and noticeable, and that's the type of scratch the Fix It Pro claims to make disappear.
So, it's a pretty simple process, shake the Fix It Pro well and get it all mixed together. The tip is like the tip of a magic marker or a Sharpie. It kind of has a pointed edge and what you need to do is put it on a surface to kind of prime it. You have to keep pushing it until you start getting the Fix It Pro solution to the tip.
It took me about thirty presses of this but, it looks like it's primed. You can actually see it coming out the edge. You just take a cloth and get the excess off it.
We're going to start here at the top and just follow the line like we're tracing it. Now something else about the Fix It Pro, you're supposed to fill the line or the scratch in complete shade and, once you've done that, you move it out to the sun to cure it.
It's not only supposed to match the color of the car, it fills that scratch area. They also say if it's a deeper scratch, you may need to do it a couple of times. To finish it off you take a cloth and you wipe the excess off. Then, what we want to do is move it out to the sunlight and give it an hour and see what it looks like.
I have to be honest with you, I was very skeptical about the Fix It Pro, I really was. It's hard to find where that scratch was; you can still see a little bit of an indentation but, overall, if you were to walk by you probably wouldn't be able to see this.
Now, if you have a leased vehicle or a newer vehicle you may want to still go to a body shop and have these taken care of by a professional. For the small investment that you make in this, it really can improve the looks of your car, especially if it is an older one with a lot of scratches on it. So the Fix It Pro did fix it like a pro and we're going to give it the thumbs up.
The Fix It Pro is made by Simoniz which has enjoyed a pretty solid reputation over the years and gives this product some street creditability, so to speak.
I paid $10 for mine at Walgreen's, you can find it in a lot of stores and on the internet. For more information, just click on the Big Red Bar.
Next week, call it the cousin of the Fix It Pro. It's the Fix It Pro for Wood.
Same concept, except it's for scratches in wood. It's also a spray, not a marker. It claims to make scratches on wood furniture disappear.
Would it pass the As Seen on TV Test ? Find out next Monday on NewsCenter 16 at 5:30.