When a car or pickup truck gets scratched, it can be upsetting to the owner, especially if the vehicle still looks relatively new. Someone in the market for a kit to eliminate or dramatically reduce the appearance of a scratch may want to read some car scratch remover reviews to help decide which one to buy.
The products are intended for light scratches—usually those that haven’t reached the primer. These may happen for various reasons, such as when someone in a parking lot parks too close, resulting in an opened door leaving a light mark on the car next to it. The effects of vandalism in the form of running a key along the finish also may be fixed with these products.
One type of kit includes a pen that covers the scratch. They are available in a large number of colors and also in clear. Sometimes, applying the clear solution and then having the car waxed is all it takes to make the scratch nearly disappear as long as the flaw is relatively light and hasn’t dug deep into the paint.
It’s essential not to lay the substance on too thickly or the line will be higher than the rest of the surface. If that does happen, the owner may want to carefully trim the extra away following directions that can be found online or in the instructions provided with the kit.
Some products can be rubbed on to remove scuffs as well as light scratches. This type of damage can happen if somebody drives through brush with sharp twigs marring the finish on the car. It’s a relief for the owner to see the finish returned to its intended appearance after applying the product as directed.
After resolving the problem with one of the kits available, it’s important for the owner to keep the car waxed for future protection. The best protection is done with professional auto detailing, where the workers rub the compound onto the vehicle. Less effective, but better than no protection, is to have the car cleaned at an automatic washing drive-through facility that sprays wax onto the vehicle after it’s clean.