Scratches—whether deep or surface level—detract from your car’s appearance. Luckily, superficial scuffs and white scratches on car can be fixed without you doing an expensive trip to a professional body shop. You just need to buff them out using a commercial scratch remover and a buffing pad.
But how will you know if the scratch is pretty minor or too deep to be buffed out? Simple. Run a fingernail over the scratch. If it does not get stuck in the scratch, it’s only on the surface and is fairly easy to eliminate. If you could use a little help, here are the steps on how to buff scratches out of a car:
Step 1: Wash and dry the car thoroughly.
You can either wash the car yourself or take it to a car wash. What’s important is, your car’s surface is free of dirt that can get caught in your buffing pad or microfiber cloth and cause additional damage. Allow it to dry completely.
Step 2: Buff the affected area slowly and steadily.
- Put a dollop of scratch remover on the buffing pad and fold it in half to distribute the solution on the pad’s surface. Some scratch removal solutions come with a buffing pad or applicator. If there’s none, you can use a clean microfiber cloth. The amount of the solution you put on the applicator should depend on how big the scratched area is.
- With your buffing pad, apply the solution on the affected area in either circular or back-and-forth motion.
- Without switching directions, continue buffing while applying light to medium pressure until the scratch is gone.
Step 3: Wipe off the scratch remover residue.
Immediately after buffing, wipe the excess scratch remover off your car’s surface using a microfiber cloth. Do not allow the residue to dry up on the paint. You can wax the buffed area afterwards for proper sealing and protection.
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However, if you got a scratch that’s deep enough to be fixed by buffing, you have to get yourself ready as you may need to put some elbow grease to completely eliminate that unsightly scuff. Alternatively, you can have it fixed by a professional detailer. Here’s a heads-up: when done by professionals, scratch repair cost may range from $150 to $200 just for small jobs.