Ho to deal with light scratches on the hood of a car?

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  1. Firstd1mension

    Firstd1mension New Member

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    What's the best way to deal with light scratches on the hood of a car? I have a 2005 black Saturn Ion, and I like to keep that nice black glow to it. Unfortunately, while trying to remove some hard ice from the hood, it got a little scratched from the plastic ice scraper. They're very mild scratches, only visible in the light, and it doesn't break the surface coat. They're just little waxy-looking lines on the hood. I've heard of buffing or waxing out scratches... how does that work? Do I need a buffing machine or is there an easier way?
  2. srena

    srena New Member

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    Use a fine rubbing compound. A buffer is nice but you don't need one. Apply wax afterwards.
  3. Ironball

    Ironball New Member

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    A good paste wax like Mothers will do the trick.
  4. Tim Crowe

    Tim Crowe Member

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    You can buy coloured compounds for hiding small scratches.

    Car traders have also been known to use wax crayons to hide them as well
  5. pbleek

    pbleek New Member

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    On a black car you have to be careful, I would wash the car, use a clay bar to clean the surface, then a polishing product like Klasse All in one with a random orbital polishing machine or by hand, never use rotary buffers or you will swirl the finish. Do not use anything abrasive like a rubbing compound, After you polish, put down some good polymer wax.
  6. Johhny J

    Johhny J New Member

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    just put a light coat of wax over the scratches and let it dry to a light haze. then buff it out a buffer would probably be easier but a cloth should work.