How To Remove Scratches | Marks From A Car

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Your trusted teeth cleaning partner is, surprisingly, a good car scratch remover too. Toothpaste has natural abrasive components that can erase minor scratches on your car. Before making use of this remedy, make sure the damaged area is clean. Next, use the toothpaste to buff the area. The best way to do this is to use circular strokes. Wipe clean with a soft cloth and repeat the process if the scratch has not completely disappeared. This DIY project is simple and costs you little money. Also, it does not take your time.

Shoe polish

Before applying shoe polish on your car scruff, it is important that you clean the area and examine the scratch carefully. Wipe it with soap and water, then dry thoroughly. Next, you will need a shoe polish with a darker colour than your car paint. It will spear out and fill in the scratch or small dent once you apply the shoe polish onto the area of the scratch. Now it will be easier for you to remove the scratch very gently using sand paper. Minor scratches can be removed by sanding down the surrounding area so that the scratch would not be visible since the damaged area is now at the same level with its surrounding panel. This has to be done very carefully so that you would not be sanding down too much. If you do, you could be damaging the next layer of paint, worsening the situation. The shoe polish guides you to sand without going too deep. You can continue sanding lightly until the applied shoe polish has been removed. Then you can use a piece of cloth to buff the area and check if the scratch has disappeared. If the scratch is too deep and did not improve after this process, an auto repair shop would be your best option.

Candle wax

You can also use candle wax to remove light scratches on your car paint. It is not actually a car scratch remover but it can work really well to cover up light scratches. Ensure that the area is clean. Then, rub the candle wax very lightly onto the damaged area. The wax will cover up and seal the scratch. You should note that this remedy is only for car scratch emergencies, not a long-term solution. For long-term solution, try out the other home remedies.

Super glue

Super glue also can serve as a transparent material that will level the scratch with the rest of the surrounding area. Its ability to blend with the surrounding surface makes it a great car scratch cover up. You just need to apply it thinly onto the scratch and allow it dry up properly.

Nail polish

This colourful fingernail companion is also a good car scratch remover. Some scratches cannot be removed by buffing or sanding, so the best way to deal with them is to cover them up. Nail polish is available in a variety of colours that can match any and every car colour. This makes it an effective alternative car scratch remover. You just need to look for the closest colour to your car paint that you can find and apply evenly so that the scratch will no longer be visible.

Original Brake Oil

This is another method of removing marks and scratches from a car. Use a clean cloth, deep it inside an original brake oil, use the cloth and rub the affected place very well until you see the mark is gone and blend with the car paint. Then use clean water and soap or water alone to wash the affected place, use water on every where the brake oil touched to avoid wearing out of the paint. Brake oil is very strong on car paint, if you leave it for long without using water to wash it will cause the paint to worn out and fade.

Comments (4)

  1. Mrs. Toyin
    January 7, 2020
    Thanks so much for this article, I was able to clean some marks on my car those danfo driver kept.
    1. Alan
      January 7, 2020
      Same with me, I was able to clean my, now as good as follow come paint
    2. Oyibo Moses
      January 7, 2020
      Thanks for your comments.

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