How to Remove Scratches From Your Car

Quick Tips for Removing Paint Blemishes

Nothing can degrade the looks of a car than swirls or scratches in paint. This can be caused from just simple routine cleaning to mother nature or outside forces (parking lot abrasions). We decided to put together a few tips for removing scratches and bringing the shine back to your paint.

  1. Wax/Polish By Hand- A good paint polish and a clean, lint-free rag will allow you to rub out minor scratches by hand. Most polishes have a cleaning agent and microscopic abrasives that actually polish paint. Also a good coat of wax or sealer will actually “fill” very minor scratches and hide them so that the entire surface appears glossy.
  2. Machine Polish- Much like hand polishing you can often times remove scratches in clear coat and paint by polishing them out. A buffer or rotary polisher can make quick work of a panel and bring the original luster back to a car. We suggest starting with the final step of a polishing compound to avoid removing too much clear when polishing. This method takes a little more skill than hand rubbing paint but it is the most effective.
  3. Wet Sanding- At this step we’re basically going back to the steps taken when the vehicle was first painted. You’ll be using very fine sandpaper (1500-3000) and water to remove deeper scratches. Once the scratches are mostly gone you can work through the polishing stages to get a mirror finish.

So there you have the 3 top steps for removing scratches in your cars paint. If you want everything you need to repair, restore, or revive your paint view our entire paint care category HERE.

Top Selling Products

Leave a Reply