Tips for removing car paint scuffs

Tips for removing car paint scuffs

Some simple tips on easily getting rid of car paint scuffs.

Tips for removing car paint scuffs
Tips for removing car paint scuffs - cutting polish is our pick to remove stubborn paint scuffs.

It’s so frustrating, you park your car and return to find paint scuffs from another vehicle on your bumper bar.

Or, while you may not wish to admit it, perhaps you were the one who got just that little but too close while reverse parking or pulling into a parking spot.

Either way, so long as you didn’t actually scratch any of your paint off, removing a car paint scuff shouldn’t be too hard to do.

There are a couple of things you can try, though we don’t necessarily endorse these products and methods!

First up, some people say turpentine is the answer to the paint scuffs problem. While not as commonly found in Australian households as once it was (the introduction of water based paints put a crimp in turps sales!), it is supposedly a good way to remove foreign paint.

The only problem with turps is that it could leave a dull haze around the area and affect your paints clear coat.

Methylated Spirits is also suggested by some but we don’t think it would have the strength to be very effective.  Toothpaste? Yes, some people say it’s the best way to remove paint scuffs. Our concern here is that it could be too abrasive, so be careful! (at least your car would have a minty smell).

We reckon a tar remover would probably work well, but honestly, as is often the case, the simplest remedy is the best and in this case that is using a cutting compound.

Simply place some cutting compound on a cloth and give the area where the foreign paint is a good rub. A buff over with a quality polish once you’re done will get everything nice and shiny again.

Tips for removing car paint scuffs
Tips for removing car paint scuffs - finish up with a good quality car polish.

Got any other handy automotive tips? We would love to hear them. Simply send us a message via our Contact page or email [email protected].




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