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Fixing A Car Scratch With WD40 Is Nothing Short Of A Magic Trick

Cars get scratched. That’s part and parcel of car ownership. Heck, I owned three cars in my lifetime and I still end up scratching the side with my jean buttons or my dangling keys. Scratches are easy to get, but fixing a car scratch is another story. Thankfully, I’m about to drop some knowledge on car owners like you and leave you breathless.

Fixing A Car Scratch With WD40 Is Nothing Short Of A Magic Trick

Car scratches are stubborn, especially if they’re deep enough. Sometimes, a scratch can only be superficial, meaning only the paint and not the metal has been scratched. But there are instances when the metal is scratched, and this is worse. Car owners, on instinct, usually call someone to professionally remove the scratch. I am going to save you a couple hundred dollars on shop expenses and show you how you can go about with fixing a car scratch with a can of WD40.

That’s right.  A can of WD40. The same WD40 you use to lubricate hinges, bolts, and other moving parts.

What you will need:

  • WD-40
  • Cloth


1. Find the scratch.

Find the area of your car where the scratch is found.

2. Spray the area with WD-40.

Spray the WD-40 on the scratched area of your car and let it sit for a second or two.

3. Wipe the area clean.

Wipe the area where you sprayed WD-40 then rub with a piece of cloth. I suggest using microfiber so you don’t end up damaging the surface with hard clothing material. Repeat the process if necessary.

4. Poof! The scratch’s gone!

Say ABRACADABRA to the vanishing scratch and watch your new-looking surface.

Here is the full video tutorial from Peyton Tan of this car cleaning trick:

You don’t need to go to the car shop and get the scratch buffed out. But the scratch is persistent, meaning it’s deeper than estimated, then it’s time to throw in the towel and seek professional help. Trust me, a scratch on a car is nothing more than a complete eyesore. If you want your car looking like brand new, then get yourself a can of WD40 just in case you scratch your car.

Click here for more car care tricks.

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Featured image via WD40


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