There is nothing worse than discovering a new scratch on your car’s surface... Whether it’s a light scratch or swirls, it can be easily solved without the need for expensive repairs at a body shop. Check out our article below for a simple guide on how to remove scratches from car surfaces 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 localized 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 finish blemishes, then the focus should be Scratch Repair or Scratch and Swirl removing products.
Scratch and swirl removers should be used to remove 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 gloss. These products are safe cleaners for removing general road film or swirl marks from automatic car washes.
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 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 Clean Finish Polishing Compound. On older, oxidized paint finishes we recommend cleaning with paste compounds.
As imperfections tend to be more noticeable on black cars, we would recommend a specialized solution. Our Jet Black product range uses pigments to cover any light surface scratches, swirls and imperfections in order to bring out the deepest black appearance.
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