How do I remove scratches from my car bumper?

I backed into a bush and my bumper got scratched by the branches. How do I remove scratches from my car bumper?

Oh no! Luckily, removing minor scratches can be done pretty quickly and easily without visiting a body shop, which can save you a ton of money as well.
  • First, you’ll need to buff the scratches with 3,000-grit sandpaper. Make sure you wet the sheet with water to avoid too much dry friction and continue buffing until the scratches aren’t visible anymore.
  • Next, wipe the surface with a clean cloth and apply a polishing compound. You can find this compound, as well as a polishing pad, at many auto parts and department stores.
  • Then, use the polisher head of a drill to polish the area until it is slightly hazy. Wipe off excess compound with a microfiber towel.
This should make your bumper look new again!
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Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Nov 16, 2021

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