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Picture of Buffing car scratches out by hand
I made it at TechShop Menlo Park (www.TechShop.com)!

The TechShop in Menlo Park is the only one in California that has an auto bay, which is great because I did this at night and did not have to worry about sufficient lighting!

So I had these scratches on the back right side of my car because I scraped along a rusty trash can.  The rust actually came off the trash can, and that's what you see in the picture.  The scratches themselves were pretty minor.  There is a little dimple where it did actually scratch through the paint.

I don't know anything about cars, so don't jump down my throat if I did something wrong!  I did not know how to get rid of these scratches, so I had my friend teach me.

Step 1: Washing the area

Picture of Washing the area
So I made the mistake of trying to get the dirt off my car by wiping my sleeve across it.  My friend quickly pointed out that I should not do that because the dirt can make the scratches worse.  Who'd of thunk it?  He explained that I need to use a lint free cloth with soap and water to clean the area.  After cleaning, I let it dry thoroughly.  Yes, the creepy puppet hand is actually my real hand.

 
phoenix guy1 month ago

Nice article! Very helpful, with your guide took me about 15-20 minutes to get rid of the nasty scratches on my car, probably from the parking lot... This + paintless dent repair for small dents (have used services from DRP cause did not wan't to take risks making everything worse) has helped me saved HUGE buck.

pravinnz5 months ago

Thanks you. Useful article. Recently i watched one video online that was also good removes your scraches in 5 minutes, already i tried it worked for me. If you want try just click on the below link.

https://youtu.be/9RSGtkHKUh4

kayk16 months ago

Thanks for the tips

AbhijitP11 months ago

Thankz!

Thanks for the info

Most poeple do each step mentioned above, but they end up with nothing, I mean it is the brand of the scratch remover you are using that matters, for example; I have used "Meguiar's compound" and "Quixx" and both were amazing, but the "Turtle" did nothing even though it has been in the market since 41s.

See

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g10...

http://www.quixx.com/index.php?id=2

Comparing between these products;

www.spraysite.net/best-car-scratch-remover/

Thanks.

Most poeple do each step mentioned above, but they end up with nothing, I mean it is the brand of the scratch remover you are using that matters, for example; I have used "Meguiar's compound" and "Quixx" and both were amazing, but the "Turtle" did nothing even though it has been in the market since 41s.

See

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotive/products/g10...

http://www.quixx.com/index.php?id=2

Comparing between these products;

www.spraysite.net/best-car-scratch-remover/

Thanks.

ringai2 years ago
Thanks! I have a long paint scratch from a shopping cart that I'm going to remove, now.