4 Home Remedies for Removing Paint Scratches 
Car Paint Scratch


Paint scratches are an inevitable part of owning a car. They can strike at any time and are an unsightly addition to any vehicle. The good news is that there are some home remedies that you can do to minimize the appearance of shallow scratches on your car paint. In this post, we will point out some of the common causes for these scratches and will show you ways to cover them up with 4 common household items.

Common Causes of Car Paint Scratches

There are an almost infinite number of ways your car paint can receive damage. The manner in which your car paint receives damage can also drastically affect the extent of it. Sometimes you can receive a shallow scruff that can be easily wiped off and sometimes it will be a tear in the metal that is difficult to repair. Here are some of the most common causes of paint scratches on your car:

  • Weather (hail, debris)
  • Loose stones and pebbles
  • Curbs
  • Improper car washing 

What to Use to Remove Paint Scratches at Home

Here are a couple of things that you can use as a last resort to remove or diminish scratches or abrasions on your car. Here are the items that you can find in almost any home:

1. Toothpaste

Toothpaste is a tried and true method for buffing out small scratches on your car’s paint. The abrasive materials inside of toothpaste make it perfect for buffing out some shallow scratches. 

2. Candle Wax

Although candle wax doesn’t remove scratches, it works great for filling in some of the grooves that may have formed. Just simply rub the candle on the scratch and rub off the excess wax. 

3. Super Glue

Because of super glue’s transparency, it is great for covering up scratches. It is also water resistant, allowing it to handle even the toughest weather conditions until you can get it properly repaired. 

4. Nail Polish

Nail polish is an effective scratch remover for a couple of reasons. It’s viscosity allows it to easily enter into scratch grooves, giving the surface of your car a flush look. It is also available in a variety of colors so you can usually find a shade that closely matches the shade of your car. 

Although these home remedies are generally pretty effective, there is no substitute for a professional scratch repair specialist. But even better than having a scratch repair specialist come in to fix a scratch, a protective film over your car can save you frustration and money. When it comes to your car, you deserve the best service possible. At DC Clear Auto Bra, we can provide you with a protective film that will keep your car in mint condition for hundreds of miles. 

Protect Your Car From Paint Scratches at DC Clear Auto Bra 

Protect your car from scratches before they happen. The professionals at DC Clear Auto Bra are happy to provide you with a protective body wrap that is sure to keep your car in pristine condition. Give us a call today or fill out our online form so that your car can always look its best.