A slight scratch or scuff, once seen, cannot be forgotten about. If left untouched, it will haunt you every time you head out to your car. While you should come into the service center for large scratches, minor ones can be fixed easily. Luckily for you, Haddad Toyota has a proven method to fix car scratches without spending more than a few bucks!
To start, you’ll want to clean all of the scratches you intend to fix. Any dirt or grime will end up in your paint if they’re inside the scratches. Next, see how deep the scratches are by dragging your fingernail over them. If your nail gets caught, it might be too deep to fix at home or without special kits.
Once you’ve cleaned in and around the scratches, grab a cloth, dampen it, and get a tube of toothpaste. To speed up the process, you could also use a drill and buffing pad.
Add a dab of toothpaste to the cloth then rub it on the scratch in circular motions. Depending on how long and deep the scratch is, it could take anywhere from a few rotations to a few minutes. Simply lift the cloth to see if the scratch is gone. Once you’re satisfied, that’s it; you’re done!