How to Get Rid of an Isolated Chip or Stubborn Scratch in Your Automobile

Have you washed and waxed your car only to find out that there have been tiny scratches or chips on your car. You don’t have to worry because with the correct products and right knowledge, one can easily get rid of these scratches or chips on the car’s surface.

Things Needed

  • Terry cloth towel of good quality
  • Microfiber towel
  • Clean foam applicator pad
  • Any scratch removing product


Step 1:

First of all, the entire car has to be washed even if you think it is already clean. There is a presence of harmful elements in the atmosphere that chemically bonds to the paint surface of the car. By thoroughly washing the car, the pollen, debris and dust will be removed from the road.

Stubborn Scratch car

Step 2:

The next step is to completely dry the vehicle. Don’t start treating the scratched areas of the car’s surface until it has completely dried. Any soap remains from the wash can diminish or dilute the product’s effectiveness.

Step 3:

When the car has been cleaned and dried, a car care product of a good quality should be applied. An example is Meguiar’s ScratchX™. There are many other variety of good brands available in the market. All of those products have the ability to remove:

  • Chemical etching
  • Pore imbedding stains
  • Oxidation
  • Random, isolated scratches
  • Buffer swirls
  • Cobweb-effect
  • Etching from bird droppings
  • Acid rain spots

Step 4:

Apply a reasonable amount of scratch remover on the applicator pad. The product has to be rubbed on the scratch effected area until the area is covered completely. Its not about applying and removing, it is more about applying the product and working on the scratches. It will appear that the product is filling in to the tiny scratches but it will be actually removing the peak layer of the car’s paint.

Step 5:

Once the product is worked on the affected areas of the car’s surface, take a terry cloth and polish and rub the surface with it and polish the area with a good wax spray.

Using towels and applicators of good quality will assure that there will be no further scratches on the paint surface. The area will be polished in a good way and it will really bring out the mirror-like shine of the car’s paint.

Tips and Cautions

  • Wax should be always pasted in thin layers
  • The ideal temperature for waxing is between 55?F and 85?F.
  • Wax should be never applied on surfaces that cannot be easily buffed.
  • Only a recently washed surface should be waxed.
  • Don’t apply wax on dark finishes in direct sunlight, this will make polish and wax removal hard.
  • Many wax and polishes contain abrasives that remove the top most layer of the car’s paint and slightly thin it out. Don’t use too much of it.
  • Soft terry cotton is a perfect polishing cloth.

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