Did your haste in parking result in getting some scratches on your precious car? Did you feel like pulling your hair out when the pesky bike rider who tried to make his way in between the driving lane and instead made scratches on your car? Well, you no longer have to fear these mishaps which cause scratches on your ride. Neither do you need to hire an expensive professional for these minor touch-ups. All you need are the following tips that will help you remove scratches from your car without breaking a sweat.

How to Remove Scratches from Your Car

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Always remember to do a Patch Test before you try removing scratches yourself

How to Remove Scratches From Your Car Using Toothpaste

Step 1

The first step is to examine the scratch area carefully. You may simply use your fingernail to check if the damage is surface level or deeper than it looks. If your nail isn’t caught on the scratch, then the damage is only on the surface. But if these scratches are deep, then you will need professional scratch removal products (mentioned below).

Step 2

Before jumping in with the toothpaste, you need to make sure that the car’s surface is squeaky clean. Any remaining debris/dirt will spread over the affected area and make matters worse. Therefore, make sure to wash your car thoroughly.

Step 3

Now that your car is clean, use a damp microfiber towel and apply a teaspoon of toothpaste on it. We would like to tell you that whitening toothpastes performed better than normal ones during our experiments.

Step 4

The correct way to do it is to gradually push down your microfiber cloth on the surface of your car and begin sweeping over it using circular motions. The trick is to make sure that the toothpaste is distributed well enough on the surface. You may then rinse off any excess residue.

Step 5

Now, repeat the process once more and then splash your car with a bucket full of water. Dry up using a dry-cleaning cloth. You’ll be surprised to see that there are no more scratches on the surface of your car!

How to Remove Scratches from Your Car


Nothing Short of a Magic Trick: WD-40

Well, sometimes the toothpaste strategy might not work. This doesn’t mean that you need to call up your mechanic and get your car scheduled for a session of rubbing polish. We still have another trick up our sleeve.

A heavier form of scratch requires a more powerful product. Lo & behold, the miraculous all in one WD40 MUP will help you remove those scratches like they never existed.

All you will have to do is spray some WD-40 on the affected area and let it sit for about a few seconds. Next, you can use a piece of cloth for rubbing over the surface of your car. We suggest using a microfiber cloth here as well. You can repeat the process as many times as you see fit; at the end of it all, you should be looking at is a brand-new looking paint job over the surface of your car!

ABRA-CADABRA! Now you know how to remove scratches from your car.