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3M Scratch Remover

Updated on June 11, 2018

The 3M scratch remover is a bestseller in its category on Amazon, and this is for a reason, it works. The package contains a kit with all you need to remove a scratch, as the professionals do it in a collision shop. I had a few scratches on my Nissan Altima, and it was driving me crazy, so I decided to see what I could do. I first talked to a professional, and I was not going to pay for what he asked for. With this decision in mind, I started to look at the various products on the market. The two products that stood oud from the crowd were this 3M Scratch Removal System, and the Quixx scratch remover. I bought both of them, both of the products are so cheap, and they work great. However, the 3M is the best for removing more scratches, or deeper ones. It is easier to use and it takes less time. If you are a handy person and you don't mind sanding your car a bit, the 3M is the way to go. On the other hand, the Quixx is less aggressive on your car, and it doesn't scare you as the 3M kit does.

The 3M scratch removal kit contains everything you need for a professional job. The items included are one 3000-grit sandpaper, one 3M scratch remover, one rubbing compound, a disc pad holder, and a polishing pad.
You will need to have the following items: a regular drilling machine, water, a spray bottle, and a cloth, but who doesn't have them.

How Does the Scratch Remover Kit Work?

The system works in three steps.

  • The first step is to sand the scratch area to reduce it as much as possible. The sanding is done with the provided sandpaper, chosen perfectly for this job.
  • Use the rubbing compound and a drill machine to refine the sanded area.
  • Use the polishing compound to restore the finish in the scratch area.

An extra recommended step is to apply automotive wax in the worked area, to protect the finish.
This procedure is actually used by technicians in auto body repair shops, and it is very expensive. Save yourself hundreds of dollars by using the 3M kit.

Very important!

This method is only good for shallow scratches, and it is more an aesthetics improving, rather than functional. For deeper scratches, or for covering metal deep scratches, you need to see a specialist.

If sanding your car so it will look better sounds a bit counterintuitive, take a look at this video that shows you exactly what to do and it shows you the end results.

3M 39044 Scratch Remover - 8 oz.
3M 39044 Scratch Remover - 8 oz.

The 3M 39044 is a fine rubbing compound to help you remove fine scratches. Because this compound is so fine, it can only be used for very fine scratches. The best way to use it is with the fine 3M buffing pad, or any fine buffing pad.


© 2014 Dorian Bodnariuc


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