Taking care of your car is easy as long as you keep up with routine maintenance. Unlike routine maintenance, cosmetic damage is unavoidable unless you don’t drive your car. Parking lots, highways, and everything in between can result in a scratch. Fortunately you don’t have to live with that unsightly blemish! Here’s how to remove a scratch from us here at Vann York Honda!
Before you gather your tools, take some time to examine the scratch. The shallower it is, the easier it will be to fix. To check its depth, drag your fingernail over the blemish. If your nail gets snagged, the scratch may be too deep to fix.
Once you’ve determined the depth of the scratch, it’s time for some cleaning. Clean both in and around the scratch to ensure no dirt or grime will end up in your paint. After the scratch is nice and clean, it’s time to fix it.
Grab a tube of toothpaste and a soft cloth. Dampen the cloth and add some toothpaste. Next, rub the toothpaste on the scratch in small, circular motions. Depending on the depth of the scratch it could only take a few rotations for removal. Once the scratch is gone, stop rubbing or you risk removing some of your clear coat and paint as well.