Car scratches can be a nuisance. They happen all too often, unfortunately. It seems that everything is trying to steal your precious whip, including runaway grocery carts and pesky tree branches.
The good news is that you can fix everyday scratches without having to visit a specialist. You can hide scratches on your car with common household items and a DIY mindset. You’re basically filling in the space where paint once was and blending it with other parts of the car. You can do this job with basic household products like toothpaste and nail polish. No car or mechanic knowledge is required.
You might need more time and elbow grease if you require a permanent solution or are dealing with a deeper scratch. You should first understand how paint is applied on cars to help you decide the best strategy to deal with scratches. There are three types of clear coats: a primer, a base color coat, and a clear coat.
Clear coat is thicker than the two other layers. Most daily scratches are only on the clear coat. It will be more difficult to remove scratches that penetrate the clear coat and reach the color coat. The clear coat can be scratched and the light will reflect in a different direction, creating a white mark that is particularly visible on darker cars. Some superficial fixes may be able to hide the scratch.
Here are the fastest and most effective ways to remove scratches from your car at home. Also, instructions on how to nail each technique.
how to remove scratches from car at home
You can easily remove small scratches from your car’s paint with a tube toothpaste. The toothpaste will gently sand the rough surface and fill in any cracks. Use an old toothbrush to gently apply toothpaste to the scratched areas. You can wipe it off and apply another coat if needed. You can also use toothpaste to make your headlights look like new if they are cloudy.
2. Use Of Nail Polish
Get some nail polish from your wife next time you get scratched on your car. Nail polish can be used to “paint” over scratches, so make sure you get a bottle that matches the color of your car. You can clean the scratch with a soft cloth and apply a thin coat of nail varnish. Pro tip: To remove any excess paint, use a Magic Eraser (or toothpaste) before applying the polish.
3. Polish your shoes
The shoe polish’s creamy texture and color make it an excellent home remedy for scratches on your car. The shoe polish should be at least one shade darker than the car’s paint job. Apply the shoe polish to the affected area and gently rub in any excess.