Easy Ways to Fix Scratches on Your Vehicle

Nothing is worse that walking out to your beloved vehicle only to find scratches and unwanted marks on it. Maybe you know what caused them or possibly you don’t. Regardless, most people love their car, truck, or SUV, and seeing it in less than perfect condition can be heartbreaking. We are going to review some suggestions for easy ways to fix scratches on your vehicle.

Easy Ways to Fix Scratches on Your Vehicle

Scratches, dents, scuffs, door marks, etc. are inevitable, especially when it comes to your vehicle. No matter if your car, truck, or SUV is new or old, no one likes to see a new mark on it.

Below we review some suggestions for easy ways to fix scratches on your vehicle. Keep in mind, these are just tips, and you should always consult your owner’s manual before taking any action. We also recommend testing on a small unseen section of your vehicle before going all in.

  • Toothpaste: If you have ever tried to fix a scratch on your vehicle before, you have probably heard about the magic of toothpaste on slight scratches. Use toothpaste and a cloth to work as a sanding method to buff down blemishes. Whitening toothpaste works best because it is grittier than other types.
  • Nail Polish: You can buy actual vehicle paint that exactly matches your car, truck, or SUV, but if you have a similar nail polish color around your home, that can work as well. Fixing a scratch with nail polish is an easy one-step method, simply clean the surface, apply a fine coat of nail polish over the scratch, and let it dry.
  • Shoe Polish: When it comes to fixing scratches on your vehicle, this method works similar to toothpaste. Spread the shoe polish over the imperfection and use soft sandpaper to sand down the area. Be sure to use a polish that is darker than your vehicle and be careful not to sand too much, as that could cause more flaws.  
  • Touch-up Paint: As mentioned above, by using your vehicle’s VIN, you can usually find the exact color of paint for your vehicle. The car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) is the identifying code for a specific automobile. There are numerous places on your vehicle to find the VIN. This works similar to nail polish but these paints are designed specifically for your car, truck, or SUV, and usually come with instructions.

There are many ways to fix scratches and other marks on your vehicle, we have just reviewed a few above. We know how much you love your vehicle and it should look and drive as intended.

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