Best Car Scratch Removers

Updated February 2019
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If your car is starting to lose its luster, a car scratch remover can be a much less expensive fix than a trip to the auto shop. Scratch removers repair light scratches and swirls that cannot be felt with your hand or fingernail.  Some scratch removers are designed to be used by hand with a pad or cloth, while others provide best results when used with a dual-action orbital polisher. Most products use abrasion to buff out scratches, though some may include wax, which can fill the scratches in. Car scratch removers may also be used to remove light oxidation. Not all solutions are safe to use with all paints, so you should spot test any product before you use it on large areas.

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