The best way to remove minor key scratches from a car is with a polishing compound or light rubbing compound and a wet rag. Rub polishing compound into scratches on a car with help from an ASE-certified mechanic in this free video on auto repair.
Good afternoon, my name is Tom Brintzenhofe, Certified Master Tech out of Reading, PA. Today I'm going to talk to you a little about how to remove scratches from your vehicle. Now there's a lot of different types of scratches, you have your minor scratches, your little rub along scratches. You have some really deep, through the paint scratches. Unfortunately, when you get one, it's actually through the paint and down into the metal. There's really no way to fix that and I'll sort of actually sand it down, repaint it. But some of these minor scratches, when someone gets along through it and maybe rubs into your car. Or he gets some shopping cart or something that runs into it. It's no big deal, those kind you can only use a little, what I call a polishing compound or a light rubbing compound. We just want to find it, give yourself a decent amount on your rag here. Make sure it's a little wet, makes it a little easier to use. But find your, find your area and just rub it in there. You may have to use a little elbow grease here to get it off. It might take you a little while, these scratches weren't too bad, so they're totally going to come off fairly easy. This stuff is pretty messy, so you try not to get it on your, the colored trim. Doesn't usually come off, to well. Once you get, for the most part off, you want to get yourself a nice clean wet cloth and then go back over it. Like I was trying to say before, for some of the deeper scratches, they're really hard to get out. Sometimes you'll have to sand them down and then repaint. But for the most part, these minor blemishes, they're fairly easy to get off. Just get yourself some rubbing compound. If the polishing compound doesn't do it for you, you might want to go to a heavier cut rubbing compound. But for the most part, this light cut polishing compound usually does the trick for taking some of the minor scratches off. But once you get done, you want to remind, remember to put a coat of wax on it, when you're done. Because if you don't, this rubbing compound does actually remove the wax on the vehicle. So you want to make sure, you go back over that, when you're all done. But that's about how simple it is, to removing scratches from your vehicle.