There is nothing worse than discovering a new scratch on your car’s bodywork paint... Whether it’s a light scratch or swirls, it can be easily solved without the need for an expensive paint job at a car servicing garage. Check out our article below for a simple guide on how to get rid of scratches on your vehicle with the use of a few Turtle Wax scratch remover products.
Differences in the formulation. Scratch and Swirl Remover products, in general, have similar performance characteristics to rubbing and polishing compounds. Scratch and Swirl Removers, however, are formulated, and product instructions are tailored, for repairing light overall finish blemishes or localised repair.
Deciding which scratch repair product is best for your car. If oxidation and dull finish is the focus, then Rubbing and Polishing Compounds are the best to use. If the focus is scratch repair or removal of blemishes, then you should use Scratch Repair or Scratch and Swirl removing products.
Scratch and swirl removers should be used to get rid of light scratches or surface blemishes, typically noticeable on the surface paint. Examples are the light marks from fingernails around door handles, light scuffs or when a finish loses its shine. These products are safe cleaners for removing general road deposits or swirl marks from automatic car washes.
Light localized scratch marks can be polished in the same manner except wrap the towel around your first two fingers and use firm finger pressure to rub the scratch with back and forth motion, 10 or 20 times in the same direction of the scratch. Repeat application until the area improves and the mark is less visible.
TIP: Try not to polish hot surfaces or polish the paint in direct sunlight. The finish should be cool to the touch.
If the scratch is slightly deeper or you have a large car surface affected by the imperfections, we would recommend using an orbital DA polisher instead of a hand application as this applies higher pressure and warrants more professional results.
For a full step-by-step guide on how to use an orbital polisher in combination with the Scratch Repair & Renew, visit our How to wax a car article.
Note: paste compounds are more aggressive than liquid compounds. On new, darker paint finishes we recommend Turtle Wax Renew Polish. On older, oxidized paint finishes we recommend cleaning with paste compounds.
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