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Tips on Buffing Out Minor Scuffs on Your Car

Published on Oct 25 2022

 A lot of people tend to worry about minor scuffs in their cars. Scratches are inevitable, and there is no way to avoid them, but the good news is that you don’t have to live with them.

If your car has minor scratches, there are a few ways you can buff them out. Here are some tips on buffing out minor scuffs on your car:

Use a wax. You can use a car wax to remove small scratches from your paint job. The wax will fill in the scratch and then you can use a towel or rag to wipe away any excess wax. This method works well if you don’t have any major defects or deep scratches.

Sand the area down first. If the scratch is too deep, then sand it first and then fill it in with wax like above. Sanding will take off some of the paint so that when you apply more wax over top of it, it will be less noticeable than before.

Apply paint touch-up pens or spray paints if possible. If you have small scratches but no major dents or dings, then this may be an option for you as well! There are several brands available online that sell touch up pens specifically for cars that come with them.

1. Use the right tools. You'll need a good polishing compound, a good quality polisher and a soft cloth — preferably one that is lint-free and doesn't leave fibers behind in the paintwork.

2. Work in stages. Start by using a gentle polish to remove any dirt or wax residue from the area around the scratch or scuff. Then work up to using a more aggressive polish or compound that will remove some of the paint from around the scratch/scuff (but not all). Finally use an ultra fine finishing product such as wax or polish sealant to protect your freshly polished surface from future damage.

3. Get professional help if you need it! While it's possible for an amateur DIYer to do this job themselves, it's always worth getting some professional advice before attempting something like this for the first time — especially if you're working with expensive paintwork where even small mistakes can cost hundreds of dollars in repairs later on down the track!

If the scuff is too much for you to handle, please bring your ride in to Edmonds Autobody and have us look at it. We are happy to help!


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