Over the years we have tried many of the car scratch remover products that we have either stocked or have been sent as samples. Some of those we have stuck with and added to our range and others we have let go of, either from our own experience or the feedback of customers.
So which of those we seen or our customers provided feedback on do we consider amongst the best car scratch remover products available?
Before we look at the list there is a general rule of thumb that is used when looking to use an “off the shelf” car scratch remover product on your car.
That rule is when gently sliding your thumb nail over the scratch in your paintwork if your thumb nail “jarrs” i.e catches in the scratch it is generally considered too deep to be effectively removed by use of a hand applied car scratch remover product alone.
Here we look at our list of top 5 best car scratch remover products that can be used by hand.
Some of them can also be used with a car polisher, but as most car owners do not own such a machine we have concentrated our list on the best car scratch remover products that can be used by hand.
We have also concentrated on products aimed at “removing” the scratch, rather than “filling” it:
- Meguiars Scratch X 2.0
- Farecla G3 Professional Scratch Remover Paste
- Meguiars Ultimate Compound
- Angelwax Enigma AIO
- Chemical Guys Scratch & Swirl Remover
More On Our Best Car Scratch Remover Products
Meguiars ScratchX 2.0 Car Scratch Remover:
Meguiars unique micro-abrasives correct these defects fast and are completely clear coat safe. Scratch X 2.0 is Meguiars best car scratch remover products, not just a “cover-up” product but is a special formulation designed to completely remove scratches, ensuring that once they are gone, they stay gone!
Farecla G3 Professional Scratch Remover Paste
Farécla have taken their expertise in the bodyshop environment and delivered car owners like you and me the G3 Professional Paste that uses the same Engineered Diminishing Abrasives to effectively remove unsightly surface scratches and scuffs from your car’s bodywork without harming the paint surface.
Suitable for all paint types. this technically advanced formula have been developed alongside paint and lacquer manufacturers to make them safe and effective for all paint types.
Meguiars Ultimate Compound
Meguiars Ultimate Compound uses proven abrasive technology quickly removes stubborn oxidation, stains, bird dropping blemishes and lighter scratches while polishing the surface to a mirror finish.
Unlike traditional rubbing and scratch removal compounds that scour the surface, the Meguiars clear coat safe micro-abrasives produce an amazingly clear finish that is free from scratches, hazing and swirls.
Angelwax Enigma AIO
A combined formula of intensive surface polish and nano-ceramic coating is designed to rectify and refine medium to heavy scratches and well as swirl marks, and other paint defects, leaving a layer of protection and gloss that can last up to 3 months.
Angelwax Enigma AIO comes in both 500ml and 1L.
Chemical Guys Scratch & Swirl Remover
For use by hand or with a Dual Action polishing machine, this is Chemical Guys one-step solution to remove moderate to heavy surface imperfections in your paintwork including 1500 – 1700 grit sanding scratches, swirls and many other surface imperfection.
This advanced scratch and swirl remover uses diminishing abrasive technology where the abrasives cut fast to quickly remove swirls, scratches, and oxidation, and then as you progress, finish like a fine polish to create a mirror-like finish on your car’s paintwork.
Buying Car Scratch Removers
Most of the products can be purchased at your local specialist auto detailing store if you have one nearby, or online:
Car Scratch Removal Kits
Some of these products also come in kit form with a variety of other products either needed to apply and buff off, or also provide additional protection once the scratches have been removed. Here are some of the most popular car scratch removal kits:
Although we have concentrated this article on “scratch removal” rather than simply hiding or filling scratches, there are of course some leading products on the market aimed at achieving this.
Some of the best selling and most popular of these products include:
Some of these however do have mixed results and tend mainly to be used when owners are selling their cars.
We hope this article has given you some insight into the various products considered to be amongst the best car scratch remover products on the market. If you have experience of other products please let us know by leaving a comment below.