How to Remove Scratches From Hard-shell Luggage

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How to Remove Scratches From Hard-shell Luggage
Scratched hard-shell luggage can be repaired easily. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

A good set of luggage can last you a lifetime, but keeping it in good condition isn't always the easiest task. Baggage handlers toss luggage around all day long, and your hard-shell luggage may get a scratch in the process. Fixing the scratch takes a little bit of creativity, but if the scratch isn't too deep, you should be able to get it out with a few basic techniques.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cotton cloths
  • Eraser
  • Toothpaste
  • Soft toothbrush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wet the cloth with water, then rub the wet cloth across the scratches to remove any light surface scratches or oil stains.

  2. 2

    Lightly run the eraser across the scratches, working the eraser down the length of the scratch. Wipe off any residue from the eraser using the cloth.

  3. 3

    Apply a small amount of toothpaste to the scratch. Work the toothpaste over the scratch with the toothbrush, working the brush in a circular motion. Wipe off the toothpaste using the cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • If the scratch is too deep, you have to decide whether repairing it is worth it. Deep scratches require sanding out, then repainting, which gets awfully expensive for a piece of luggage that may just get damaged again. If you don't want to go through that hassle, consider covering up the scratch with a sticker or something similar, which will also help you identify the piece on the baggage carousel the next time you fly.

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