How do you remove gas stains from car paint?

I somehow spilled some fuel on the hood of my car while filling up my tank. It ruined the red paint on my car. What can I do to remove the stain at home?

Sophie Newman · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“Oh no! Gas spills are the worst, especially because of how smelly they are and how easily gas stains items.
Fortunately, there is a way to remove gas stains from your car at home. You will need:
  • At-home car wash kit
  • Car wax
  • Soft cloths (such as microfiber or lint-free)
First, wash and dry your car with the cloths, then apply the car wax according to the product instructions. You can use an electric buffer on the affected area if needed.
If you had to use a buffer to remove the stain, you may need to
repaint the area
You can do this at home with a DIY kit or you can get a
quote from a repair shop
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