Removing scratches from a chrome surface entails applying polish to an extremely fine steel wool pad, then sanding the scratch from the surface. Use red jewelers rouge or a chrome polish for this project, as well as a soft cloth or #000 steel wool pad. Use this process only for light scratches on the surface of the chrome.Know More
Apply polish directly to the steel wool pad or soft cloth. The polish must be made specifically for chrome; otherwise there is a risk of ruining the finish of the chrome altogether.
Using the steel wool or cloth with polish applied, begin sanding the scratch and surrounding areas of chrome, using a circular motion. To avoid any further scratching of the surface, use only a circular motion. Apply more polish to keep the area moist as needed.
Using a dry, microfiber cloth, remove the polish from the chrome. Inspect the chrome for any more scratches. If any scratches remain, apply more polish, and use the dry cloth to buff out the scratches. If this doesn't solve the issue, repeat the whole process until the scratches are no longer visible.
Covering up a scratch on your car usually requires using touch-up paint, followed by wax or polish. If the paint on your car is lacquer-based, using a lacquer thinner helps move the paint around and cover the scratch. If the paint is enamel-based, you need touch-up paint from your dealer.Full Answer >
In order to repair a car that has been keyed, sand down the area around the scratch, apply a rubbing compound and polish. Minor scratches can be repaired using a paint pen instead.Full Answer >
Remove scratches from plastic by cleaning the surface and buffing out the scratch with brass cleaner on a microfiber cloth and then cleaning the surrounding area with a vinegar-and-water mixture. Additional applications may be necessary depending on how deep the scratch is.Full Answer >
Get rid of rust by applying a paste of baking soda and water to the rusted part and scrubbing the area with fine steel wool. White vinegar, when applied full-strength, also removes rust from metal.Full Answer >