Clear Coat Scratch
A clear coat is applied after the vehicle has been painted. This layer protects your car's paint layer and makes the paint shine and stand out. If you have a clear coat scratch, this is easily repaired by spraying some clear coat on the affected area.
Car Paint Scratch
Car paint is the paint applied to the car body after the primer, there are millions of paint colours to choose from. If you have a paint scratch, your car's paint colour will have to be matched, depending on the extent of the scratches the paint will either be touched up with a small brush or the entire panel will need to be resprayed, thereafter clear coat will be applied.
Car Primer Scratch
Paint primer is applied to your car's sheet metal, this allows car paint to bond to your vehicle. If you have a very deep car scratch or scrape that exposes the primer or car's sheet metal, it will need to be repaired hastily as leaving this can cause rust and further damage. Usually, this damage is severe and the entire panel needs to be resprayed.