Archive for the ‘Scratch Remover’ Category

Car polishes could be a preferred choice for drivers’ money

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Drivers who would prefer to spend their cash on car polishes rather than repairs this winter may wish to consider fitting winter tyres to their vehicle, if suggestions are anything to go by.

According to Mike Wise, managing director fleet at, making such a change can hold advantages for drivers in lower temperatures, reducing the risk of accidents occurring.

These benefits are noticeable "not just in high-speed incidents, but also in the far more common scenario of a driver scraping or denting a vehicle (or two) as a result of losing traction while manoeuvring".

Although a scratch remover can go some way to improving the appearance of grazes most drivers would probably prefer for such incidents to be avoided in the first place.

This follows recent comments by Mike Sutton, writing for Car and Driver, suggesting that motorists should make use of car polishers once a year and use wax every couple of months for the best results.  

Posted by James Robson

Drivers ‘must not rush car cleaning’

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

The term 'more haste, less speed' is very much applicable to cleaning cars, as drivers who try and rush through a job will leave themselves with more to do and could end up having to splash out money on car scratch remover to correct mistakes they have made.

With the weekend representing most people's spare time, spending hours washing a motor from head to toe may seem like a chore that can wait, however, it does not have to be like that.

Not every wash job needs to take hours on end, with claiming that regular short cleans will suffice.

"You may not have the time to spend a couple of hours cleaning your ride from head to toe on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, but a regular, 30-minute cleaning will keep the car looking its best," the source noted.

Vlad Samarin, editor of, recently warned that bug splats and bird droppings can leave permanent stains unless they are removed quickly.

Posted by Anne Simpson

Stone chips and scratches ‘should be tackled immediately’

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Drivers should use their car scratch remover as soon as they notice chips and blemishes appearing on their motors, an expert has said.

Vlad Samarin, editor of, stated that the best course of action is to address such marks straight away, as they can get worse if not tackled.

"It's best to touch up stone chips and scratches on the paint surface as soon as you notice them, because if not repaired in time, they will corrode and become more expensive to fix," he said.

The expert went on to discuss the damage that bird droppings can have on a car's paint job.

Mr Samarin suggested drivers keep car cleaner bottles with water in their vehicles so they can remove the bulk of the faeces immediately and then tackle the rest at a more opportune moment.

Alec Gutierrez, from Kelley Blue Book, told recently that minor scratches can be treated with car polishes.

Posted by James Robson

Car scratch removal ‘is not that difficult’

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Drivers may dread the thought of scratches on their car but as long as they are not particularly deep, taking care of them is pretty straightforward.

That is the view of Karl Champley, host of Wasted Spaces, who told that he regularly returns to his vehicle to find nicks and marks on it.

As well as using car scratch remover, drivers can employ a system which involves using a common drill and sanding the affected area.

This is known as a scratch removal system and the key is not to "freak out" because the paintwork becomes dull.

"There's no need to worry because you'll sand it to where you remove the scratch and then you basically buff it with a rubbing compound and it makes it look so much better and to protect it you put on a wax," Mr Champley told the news provider.

Turtle Wax recently unveiled a new car scratch remover kit containing a clarifying compound, spray lubricant, touch-up pen and three abrasive pads.

Posted by Matt Casson

Drivers offered tips on scratch removal

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Accidentally scratching a car is something most drivers are guilty of but fixing them is not a difficult task provided owners have the correct car polishes, car waxes and car shampoo.

According to Metro Canada, erasing these unsightly blemishes is a straightforward process that begins with cleaning the car and drying it off.

The next step is to sand and reduce the scratch with sand paper followed by buffing it with a rubbing compound which will restore some of the clear coat's shine.

After removing any residual compound, drivers should then apply car scratch remover to an applicator pad and polish the area until the shine is fully restored, the newspaper added.

Finally, car wax should be used to protect the shiny new finish.

Ricochet's Rapid Detail stated recently that the most likely cause of swirls and scratches is poor washing technique, something which can be avoided by using the correct detailing products such as microfibre cloths.

Posted by Anne Simpson

Scratch remover to be used by stop-start drivers?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Scratch remover could be high on the priority list for people who are qualified to drive but rarely get behind the wheel.

New research from AXA has found that these motorists – dubbed stop-start drivers as they have passed their test but do not take to the road on a regular basis – are more likely to be involved in a road accident than those who use their car regularly.

The study found a high number of these people forget their highway code and often lose their confidence – suggesting scratch remover may be required should their car take some bumps.

Sarah Vaughan, motor director at AXA, said: "Among the under 30s you have some very good drivers but there are clearly issues with those who rarely drive."

Writing recently for the Ohio News-Herald, Betsy Scott advised road users who are concerned about pot holes to regularly carry out tyre inspections, as the rubber can act as an efficient safety cushion during on poor surfaces.

Scratch remover tip for 2011

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Car owners can give their motor a fresh look for 2011 with a scratch-removing product, according to the driver of one of the rally cars at the Daytona 500.

Greg Biffle, who drives the Number 16 Ford Fusion in the event, said: "You can give your car a fresh new look for 2011, too, without the expense of an entire paint job," Paddock Talk reports.

He explained that 3M's Paint Restoration System can do this job, as it contains Scratch Remover Plus, Shine Restorer and Synthetic Wax Protectant together, enabling a car to look good as new.

And such comments were made with reference to a car that can hurtle round a dirt track and pick up significant scratches and dents as it bumps, scrapes and occasionally crashes spectacularly in a race.

Last month Turtle Wax launched its own scratch repair kit, which has four component parts designed to deal with marks of differing severity.

Posted by Anne Simpson

Turtle Wax unveils new scratch repair kit

Monday, January 17th, 2011

With all the salt and grit spread on Britain's roads following the recent heavy snowfall drivers will more than likely have noticed a few scratches on their bodywork and Turtle Wax has unveiled a new scratch remover kit designed to rectify the problem.

The kit comprises four exterior care products which are designed to remove light scratches and restore the lustre to your car's bodywork.

A paint clarifying compound is included to tackle faint lines, while moderate and deep scratches will be dealt with by the Clear Coat Touch Up Pen.

The pack also contains three abrasive pads which will remove any excess clear coat and help get rid of scratches much quicker than traditional compounds and liquids.

Drivers also get a Spray Lubricant which will keep surfaces wet to allow the pads to be used effectively.

Those who cannot wait for Turtle Wax's offering could purchase Meguiar's ScratchX or the A1 Nano Scratch Remover Polish, both of which are available now.

Posted by Simone Williams

Detailer reveals three-step process for a great finish

Monday, December 20th, 2010

A car is an expensive investment meaning it must be protected and maintained effectively and one detailer has given his tips on how to make a motor shine like it was brand new.

Jim Motz, who opened his detailing shop in 1983, told the Morning Sun that he employs a three-step process when revitalising vehicles, claiming that auto detailing is something which cannot be rushed or done on the cheap.

To begin with, cleaning the motor with car shampoo, car scratch remover and tar remover is essential, as the surface must be clean before any car waxes are added.

Following this, Mr Motz uses car glazes on the bodywork.

"There is a mild oxidation in the glaze that brings out the shine," he told the newspaper.

To finish off, he applies Carnauba car waxes in two separate coats to perfect the shine.

When it comes to detailing the wheels, alloy wheel cleaners are the best products, with Mothers FX wheel cleaner recommended by Brad Bergholdt, an automotive technology instructor at Evergreen Valley College in California.

Writing for the McClatchy-Tribune News Service, he said that car brushes should also be used to do a thorough job.

Posted by Anne Simpson


Swirls and scratches ‘can be caused by improper washing and drying’

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

If a car develops increasing amounts of swirls and scratches one of the main reasons could be that owners are washing and drying it incorrectly.

That is according to Todd Cooperider, from Esoteric Auto Detail, who told a reader on Detailed Image that while there are a number of different mechanical car washes available, drivers should always maintain their motor by hand.

He said that motorists should do their research and learn how to use car exterior cleaning products – such as car waxes or car polish – so they can do the job properly.

"I would highly recommend learning the latest washing and drying techniques to keep your paint looking its best. Improper washing and drying is the number one reason for swirls and scratches in paint," Mr Cooperider added.

Those who want to get rid of scratches could invest in car scratch remover and restore their paint to its former glory.

Another step drivers could take to protect their bodywork is to remove bug splats as soon as possible, as recent research from Autoglym found that they are just as acidic as bird droppings and can discolour the paint.

Posted by Simone Williams