With lots of car scratch removers on the market today, we all ask the same question – do they really work? Many people would assume a product called a “scratch remover” would remove all scratches from a car’s paint. But after testing a few do-it-yourself scratch removers, I found they have their limitations.
Car scratches can be as annoying as a baby in the back seat crying nonstop. On that note, let us start our hunt for the best brand of car scratch remover on the market.
Reviews about Turtle Wax, say that it is very easy to apply but is so hard to remove. It is not advisable to use this product on large areas to remove scratches. Although it has been receiving grave reviews, and even mention as one of the Top 4 Auto Detailing products posted in National News Today. Turtle wax Ice seems to be the newest detailing product on the market today. Turtle wax Ice works best on surfaces like plastic and rubber. One disadvantage of the brand is detail technicians cannot clean it up well and its effects do not last longer than a week.
Turtle wax is a brand known around the country. It works great with small scratches on smaller surface areas. It will work best on surfaces like plastic and rubber too. So when planning to use this product for large scratches on larger surface areas, think about the overwhelming clean up you might need to deal with along the way.
Quixx Repair System is another one of the brands we will see on the market today that offers top scratch removing effects, which it really does. The usual process to remove scratches on vehicles is to have a professional paint job done which may cost you. A cheaper option is to use scratch removers. Unlike other scratch removers, Quixx Repair System can deal with deep scratches like a fingernail scratch on your vehicle according to Consumer Reports. Customers also rate the product 4 out of 5 stars. This would place the product among the elite. Directions should be followed carefully especially if it is your first time to use this product. Consult a professional detailing company if need be. Here’s an interesting video about this product:
Nu Finish got a fair score on reviews as it is effective to use on small scratches but will not be of help on deeper scratches. Clean un-waxed car layers are clear coat, paint, primer, and afterwards the body. According to a review on Amazon, if the scratch does not go beyond the clear coat layer, then the Nu Finish Scratch Doctor can deal with it. But further than that, it is better to consult a professional detailing expert to bring back a nice glossy finish to your car.
The buzz about this product truly is what it is all hyped up to be. Clean You Car said it best: “A must have for collectors and enthusiasts.” Meguiars Scratch X is a product tough enough to get rid of fine scratches but gentle enough not to worsen the initial state of your vehicle. It is also effective on swirls, light blemishes and oxidation. It is a highly rated non-abrasive product. When using this product it does not matter which direction you move your hand, thus decreasing the risk of getting a haze on your car while using the abrasive products.
What it boils down to is they all can remove very light scratches and imperfections, such as swirl marks, hazing, or oxidation. You must be careful not to make the condition worse. Which brand to use will depend on a few things: your preference, and the size of the surface area which needs treatment. Most of the scratch removing products on the market today can only remove small scratches. As for deep scratches, Quixx Repair System – High Performance Scratch Remover is the only one that can remove deep scratches. But I would like again to stress that it will still depend on the depth of the scratch. If it is too deep to run your nails into it, a professional detailing services will always be the wiser choice.