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As you leave your home to head to your car, you notice a few scratches on your car’s body. People tend to do this mindlessly as they pass by cars, not realizing that they are hurting someone else’s prized possessions. But now that it has happened, what do you do? Rather than panicking or getting angry at people for doing this, learn how you can remove or cover up the scratches made on your car.
Go for high-quality scratch repair kits
You will find many scratch repair kits available online and at most car-related shops. However, not all of them will be of high-quality. What you need is something that will cover up the scratches and make it look as good as new.
Choosing low-quality repairs kits won’t make a difference to the scratches and you will only be wasting your money. It’s best to make sure that you have recommendations and reviews that you can rely on when getting a good quality scratch repair kit for your car.
You might have heard of this before. Toothpaste can help cover up your scratches easily, as long as they’re not too deep. Does it work? Yes, to some extent it does. If you can’t invest in a scratch repair kit, then home remedies are the perfect solution and toothpaste is your best bet!
All you have to do is apply toothpaste to a damp cloth and then directly start rubbing the cloth over the scratch. Go in circular motions as you spread the toothpaste where the scratch is present. Continue this till you see a difference in the scratch as you’ll see it shrink noticeably. Keep in mind that this doesn’t entirely work for deeper scratches.
Repaint the area with sprays or touch-up paint
Another great way to get rid of scratches on your car is to use paint to cover it up. Now, you might be thinking that you will need a lot of paint to cover your car or it might not match the existing color of your car. But this is not true. You can easily head to a hardware store and get car color sprays or touch-up paint for your car. All you have to do is focus on the areas with the scratches, leave the paint to dry for a while and you will see that your car is as good as before.
Add duct tape over the scratches
If you’re out of options and you want to cover up the scratches on your car, then you can opt for duct tape. This is perfect if you have small scratches to cover up and they’re not that noticeable either as you can easily get them in the shade that your car is. The availability of colored duct tape has made covering car scratches easier.
Test out these remedies to see which one works best for you. Not all of them work for every car as the effectiveness mainly depends on the depth of scratches. Seeking out a professional may be an excessive expense as you can easily remove light scratches right at home. But, if the see the scratches are too deep, then it’s best to reach out to an expert detailer.