DIY – How To Remove Scratches From Your Car’s Paint With Household Things

Your car’s paint can get scratches with the passage of time if you do not take proper care of it. Even if it’s not normal wear and tear of the surface, you will get scratches on the paint surface if the service station where you take it for weekly washing is using rags and inappropriate materials. Either you can take it to a professional detailer, who will charge your 10000 to 15000 to do the whole car depending upon your vehicle, more for larger vehicles, or you can try removing them on your own. There are also professional products that are easily available in the market that help you bring the shine of the paint job to its former glory.

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But how about using some unconventional methods to achieve the same? This article is about how to remove scratches from your car’s paint with household things. But before we start, I must say that do this at your own risk. It might backfire. And also, the trick for removing those tiny scratches and swirls, and nothing deep that requires a primer and a repaint.


First off, the very trusty WD-40. WD-40, as many of you would know, is multipurpose water-displacing spray. There are several videos on the internet explaining how to use WD-40 but the easiest way is to spray the area you are after with plenty of WD-40, and then let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. After that, take a microfiber or any other soft, clean cloth and start scrubbing the surface. After few minutes of scrubbing, check the area for the progress. Repeat the cycle if needed.

In those videos, you will find just as many people who believe this method works, compared to those who think its just a hoax. But hey, no harm in trying it yourself before you take it to a professional.


Yet again a very popular substance that has been used by people to remove the scratches and scuff marks. It mainly works if you use this method on a car with white paint. One thing more, it is recommended to use a simple florid toothpaste and not those fancy gel pastes. The directions are simple. Put a layer of toothpaste on the area you want to clean, leave it for few min (5-10 mins) and start scrubbing with one of those green scourer pads you have in your kitchen to wash utensils. Give that area a deep scrub and you got yourself a nice clean scuff-free paint. First, try this method on small things, like colored side mirrors of your car, to see the result.

Or if you are not interested in experimenting, just take it to a paint shop or a detailer near you, and they will make it all new and shiny for you. Happy motoring!

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  • Abdullah Rehan

    Where can i get the wd-40? How much does it cost?

  • Bilal

    not much expensive big bottle is probably maybe 300 or something its really useful

  • fawad

    The writer should have shared his “own” experience rather than just writing the article for the sake of writing !