Best Car Scratch Removers
I don’t know about you, but I love my car.
It’s a milestone in my career; it’s the car I’ve always dreamed of but was never able to afford until now.
So, imagine my shock and fury to walk out of the grocery store one day to find a shopping cart up against the passenger side door, which left a scratch in my brand-new baby’s paint job!
|Product||Bottle Size||Best For||Price|
|Meguiar's G17216 Ultimate Compound||15.2oz||Scratches, Water Spots, and Blemishes|
|3M 39087 Scratch and Scuff Removal Kit||4.5oz||Scratches and Scuffs|
|3M 39071 Scratch Removal System||6.4oz||Light Scratches & Scuffs|
|Mothers 08408 California Gold||8oz||Surface Scratches|
|Barrett-Jackson Car Compound||8oz||Fine Scratches|
It claims to remove oxidation, scratches, water spots, and blemishes without scratching, and can safely be used on clear coat or single stage paint. It’s easy to use, too- just apply by hand and within minutes, you have a shiny, like-new paint job with no blemishes.
The price is a steal at approximately $8 per bottle, plus shipping. I must say, this was my number one pick for best car scratch remover.
The response in Q/A to customers is quick and informative. It claims to restore shine and remove scuff marks, and from the photos supplied by customers in reviews, it delivers on its promise. You can apply it by hand and it’s safe on clear coat.
It works especially well on headlights. The most common complaint was the packaging as it is sent in a flexible package which could lead to the product drying up over time.
It claims to take out light scratches and scuffs as well as polish to a good shine. This is backed up by the reviews. The application is a little more complicated as the other products as it’s a three-step approach, and it does have the issue of packaging that the 3M 390087 product has being contained in a plastic bag, which could lead to dry out.
The price point is approximately $22, with free shipping. The few complaints it did get mentioned it did not work well with anything other than very light scratches nor did it work well with clear coat, but overall the product was reviewed as working as intended effectively.
However, the reviews it does have claim it is effective on slight scratches and scuffs but is not suitable for deeper scratches. The seller also recommends that the product be sealed with a good waxing to preserve the durability of the product.
It claims to fix fine scratches, swirls, and scuffs. There are no tools required; this product can be applied by hand and is safe for clear coat.
The price point is reasonable for the product and its effectiveness at around $8 per bottle, plus shipping. This is a mid-line product in my estimation and effective, if not permanent.
In closing, we all know the dismay and frustration of seeing scratches or scuffs on our brand-new cars. It’s good to do your research on the products you can purchase to repair these issues, as well as add shine and durability to that beautiful paint job on the car you worked so hard to obtain.
I hope these reviews helped you decide on the product you will choose to protect your baby from wear and tear, and keep your car looking as perfectly, brand new as the day you drove it off the showroom floor. Good luck to you!