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7 Ways to Remove Scratches on Cars Without Going to the Repair Shop

Hyundai Motorstudio Senayan Park 2022.07.25
7 Ways to Remove Scratches on Cars Without Going to the Repair Shop

If your favorite car has scratches, no matter how cool the design is, there will still be something missing from its appearance. Therefore, you need to understand how to remove car scratches so that scratches can be removed immediately.

Many car owners are reluctant to take it to a repair shop because they think scratches are trivial. In addition, the cost of repairing scratches is also quite expensive.

However, did you know that there is a simple way to remove car scratches that you can do yourself at home? Curious as to what the trick is? Let's see the article until the end!

Causes of Car Scratches 

There are many factors that cause scratches on a car. Generally, scratches are often found on the outside of the car. Whether intentionally or not, scratches make the surface of the car look less pleasing to the eye.

For example, friction of branches or tree branches while driving, grazing other vehicles, or even being hit by sharp weapons such as nails or iron, also causes car scratches.

Not infrequently, out there there are a number of people who are not responsible for deliberately scratching the car body.

This ignorant act and crime is certainly very detrimental to car owners. Because, if the surface of the car body is scratched, it makes the selling value decrease.

How to get rid of car scratches

Then, how to remove car scratches? The first thing you should do is check the cause of the scratches on your car.

Is the scratches in your car classified as light scratches, medium scratches, or deep scratches? Instead of being confused, consider how to remove car scratches below:

A. Light scratches

A light scratch is a type of scratch that doesn't go too deep or does serious damage to the car's paint. The appearance of the scratches tend to be small and not very obvious.

The common cause is being exposed to objects that have sharp or pointed edges or surfaces. How to remove car scratches for this case, you can use the following tips:

1. Brake Oil

The first tip on how to remove car scratches is to use brake fluid. You simply pour a few drops of brake fluid on a dry cloth or chamois. Apply it on the scratched part of your car.

After that, clean the area that was scratched with water and a new dry cloth.

2. Liquid Ammonia

Mix 15 ml of this liquid ammonia in half a liter of water and mix well. Then, prepare a clean cloth with a soft texture and dip it in the water and ammonia mixture.

Rub the cloth on the scratched part of the car. Leave it until the liquid ammonia absorbs completely.

3. Toothpaste

Of course, you can find this material easily at home. Yes, with toothpaste you can remove light scratches on the car. Use a cloth with a soft surface.

Apply toothpaste on the surface of the cloth that has been dampened sufficiently, then rub it on the part of the car that has the scratches. Rub in a circular way so that it can be evenly distributed on all parts of the scratches.

B. Medium scratches

This type of scratches is quite obvious and it really does interfere with the appearance of your car. However, the condition of the scratches did not damage the car paint.

Generally caused by friction with twigs or branches. Check out how to get rid of car scratches below:

1. Scratch Remover

Want an easy way? With liquid scratch remover this is the answer. You just need to rub this scratch remover liquid on the part of the car that has moderate scratches until it disappears.

Information on prices in a number of marketplaces ranging from IDR 50,000 – IDR 70,000.

2. Liquid Mosquito Repellent

Who would have thought that liquid mosquito repellent turned out to be a reliable way to get rid of car scratches.

The trick is, you need to pour the search on a dry cloth and wipe it on the surface of the car that is scratched.

Apply this liquid in a clockwise circular motion until it is evenly distributed throughout. Then wait for 15-20 seconds, then rinse with water.

Please note, if cleaning the scratches with liquid mosquito repellent doesn't work, use a compound .

C. Deep scratches

Deep scratches are the most severe type of scratches because it has damaged the coating of your car's paint.

Usually caused by a serious accident that causes the interior of the car to be damaged or destroyed.

So beforehand, make sure the existing dent is not too heavy. Because if it is too heavy and severe, you should immediately claim your car insurance.

Usually for deep scratches, the dent and scratches occur at the same time. The first thing to do is to fix the dent first.

When finished, do the polishing in the following way:

1. Boiling Water

To remove dents on the car, use boiling water. Although this is an ancient method, it has proven to be effective and is widely used today to repair a dented bumper.

You will need 2 pots, one for boiling water, one for cold water. Then, you need to pour boiling water on the dented area to make the surface more flexible.

The goal is to make it easier for you to press or push the dented surface to make it appear flatter. Then, pour cold water to cool the dented area.

2. Hair Dryer

This method is quite unique but you can try it at home. Prepare a bottle of liquid carbon dioxide and a hair dryer. Point the hair dryer at the dented part of the car for 3-5 minutes until the surface of the car is hot.

Then spray the liquid carbon dioxide. Press until the surface of the car is back to its authentic shape.

That's how to get rid of car scratches that you can do at home. If the car scratches are not too bad, you can immediately try the tips above. However, if the scratch is too deep or severe, immediately visit the nearest repair shop in your area.