Handy hack to get rid of car paint scratches using just 2 basic ingredients – it could save you HUNDREDS

DRIVERS are amazed by an ingenious trick that removes scratches from your car’s paintwork – and it does so with just two household ingredients.

A light scratch can cost between £60 and £100 to repair, but if you use this tip you’ll need to spend less than £2.

Motorists are excited about a'clever hack' that allows them to remove scratches from their car


Motorists are excited about a ‘clever hack’ that allows them to remove scratches from their carPhoto credit: TikTok @andriyvitaly
The video posted on TikTok had 170,700 views


The video posted on TikTok had 170,700 viewsPhoto credit: TikTok @andriyvitaly

TikTok user @andriyvitaly revealed how to remove everyday stains using just Diet Coke and talcum powder.

Video footage first shows her applying the fizzy drink to the scratch, followed by the powder.

After a few seconds, she rubs it with a clean rag and the scratch disappears.

Users were quick to comment below, praising the impressive hack.

Another product that can remove car scratches is toothpaste.

First you need to find out how deep the scratch is on your car by running your fingers over it.

If your fingernails don’t catch, the scratch is in the clear coat and toothpaste may be able to fix it.

You’ll need to wash and dry the affected area to make sure you don’t rub any debris or dirt into the scratch.

Use warm, soapy water, then rinse before drying with a clean, dry cloth.

Next, take a dampened microfiber cloth and put about a 2 cent amount of toothpaste on it.

Rub the toothpaste into the scratch in a circular motion.

And apply enough pressure to ensure the toothpaste spreads well over the affected area.

When you’re done rubbing out the scratches, rinse the area thoroughly with soapy water to ensure excess toothpaste is removed.

Finally, dry it off with a dry microfiber cloth.

If the scratch is deeper than the clear coat, toothpaste won’t work.

You will need to buy a scratch remover which costs around £10.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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