Scratches on car paint can be caused by a wide number of things: poor parking, vandalism, car accidents. There are many mishaps which can cause a scratch or two on a great paint job. So, how do you remove scratches on your car?
The good news is that you don’t necessarily need expensive professional touch-ups. For some scratches, all you need are the following tips to make your paint job as good as new!
Always remember to do a Patch Test before you try removing scratches yourself
How to Remove Scratches On Your Car Using Toothpaste
First, you should run your fingernail over the scratch to see if it is a deep one. If your fingernail isn’t caught on the scratch, then the damage is only on the surface. If the scratches are deep, then you will need professional scratch removal products or professional help.
Before you can apply the toothpaste, you have to make sure the surface of your car is clean. This is because rubbing debris and dirt over the affected area will simply make thing worse. So, give your car a good wash.
Once your car is clean, apply a small amount of toothpaste to a damp microfibre cloth. Whitening toothpastes performed the best in our experiments.
Push down your microfibre cloth on the surface of your car and begin sweeping over the scratch, using circular motions. You should continue to do so till the toothpaste is well distributed.
Now, repeat the process once more and then spray your car with a hose and dry the area with a clean microfibre cloth. You’ll be surprised to find that there are no more scratches on the surface of your car!
How To Remove Scratches with WD-40
If the toothpaste strategy doesn’t work, it doesn’t mean that you have to go to the car shop to get the scratches buffed out. We have yet another trick up our sleeve.
If you’re dealing with a heavier form of scratch, then consider using WD-40 Multi Use Product. Again, after cleaning, spray some WD-40 onto the affected area and let it sit for a few seconds.
Next, use a piece of cloth to rub over the surface of your car. You can repeat the process as many times as you see fit; at the end of it all, you should be looking at a brand new looking paint job.
You now know how to remove scratches on your car!