Here’s how you can get rid of scratched plastic in your car – it’s so easy

A cleaning expert has revealed how you can remove unsightly, scratched plastic in your car without spending a lot of money.

The plastic trim inside your car can take a beating over time, especially if you regularly take children with you.

It's all too easy to scratch your car's plastic trim


It’s all too easy to scratch your car’s plastic trim
The TikToker seems to have done a good job fixing the plastic


The TikToker seems to have done a good job fixing the plastic

TikToker @oldsolez took to social media to share his handy tip for removing scratched surfaces and freshening up your car’s interior.

The video is titled “How to Remove Scratches from Plastic” and begins with the poster listing the items you will need for the task.

First up is a heat gun, which you can buy relatively cheaply from various stores, followed by some plastic restorer and a microfiber cloth.

@oldsolez recommends using the heat gun on low over the plastic and then repeating the process on higher heat after letting it sit for a few minutes.

The next step is to spray some plastic restorer onto a microfiber cloth and buff up the plastic area — it’s that simple, and the TikToker reckons most, if not all, scratches should disappear.

A word of caution for car owners attempting this technique: When using the heat gun, be careful to work quickly and not hold the heat gun too close to the plastic.

The video garnered almost 20,000 likes and viewers were mostly positive about the handy hint.

One said: “Great tip. Super useful.”

Another replied: “Brilliant. Will try it.”

While an interested viewer commented, “Mind readers, I was just thinking about how to solve this problem.”


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:

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