You discovered that your car has gotten minor scratches. You don’t have to freak out. You might be able to repair these car paint scratches yourself in less than an hour. To see if your scratches can be repaired by yourself run your fingernail across the scratch.
If your fingernail glides across the scratch without catching in the damage then it’s a minor scratch that will polish out. But if the scratch catches your fingernail, it’s a job for a body shop.
If the scratch qualifies for a DIY repair, pick up 3,000-grit sandpaper, rubbing and polishing compound, and polishing pads. You’ll also need a portable drill or dual action (DA) polisher unit. You can buy most of the components off-the-shelf at any auto parts store nearby or buy a complete scratch removal kit.
You may have heard about the toothpaste method for removing scratches. Toothpaste is just as abrasive as 3,000-grit sandpaper and works as a polishing compound. This only works for shallow scratches.
Tools You’ll Need
Cordless Polishing Drill
Polishing Compound Pads
Materials You’ll Need
You can purchase all these products from any auto shop or retailer. The above products are showcased from Super Cheap Auto.