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How to Remove Scratches from Car

Discovering a scratch on your car can be disheartening, but not all hope is lost. The good news is that many scratches can be removed from your car with a bit of elbow grease and the right approach.

Whether they're minor scrapes or more noticeable scuffs, this guide will walk you through the steps to restore your car's finish at home, safely and effectively.

Remove scratches from car

Can I Remove Scratches from My Car Myself?

Yes, with the correct tools and techniques, many superficial scratches and scuffs can be tackled by any DIY enthusiast.

How Can I Remove Scratches from My Car at Home?

  1. Clean the Area:

    Begin by thoroughly washing the affected area with soap and water.

  2. Assess the Scratch:

    Use your fingernail to gently gauge the depth.

  3. Sand the Scratch:

    Use a fine sandpaper and gently sand the area.

  4. Apply Rubbing Compound:

    Use a microfiber cloth to apply a small amount of rubbing compound.

  5. Polish:

    After the rubbing compound has dried, apply car polish.

  6. Wax:

    Finally, apply a coat of wax to protect the area.

Does Toothpaste Remove Car Scratches?

Yes, toothpaste can act as a mild abrasive, suitable for dealing with very light scratches.

Does WD-40 Get Rid of Scratches on Cars?

WD-40 can help to temporarily mask scratches but it's not a permanent solution.

Removing scratches from your car requires patience and the right approach, but it's certainly within the reach of most car owners. With these tips, your car will be looking its best in no time.