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Picture of How to Polish Nail Scratches From Paint Around Door Handles

Hello everyone, in this particular tutorial I will be showing you how to remove scratches behind door handles made by finger nails. Typically what happens is when someone reaches for the door handle, they’re not overly careful and end up scratching the paint. This was quite a common issue when I worked at a car dealer and it was quite unsightly on new vehicles especially.

Tools/Supplies Needed:

  • carwash soap
  • water
  • microfiber clothes
  • wax or sealant
  • polishing compound

Step 1:

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First it’s important to wash the vehicle, this will help remove any contaminants which can cause more surface imperfections. For the most part, these nail scratches are superficial and can be easily polished out. Depending on the door handle style, water can be left behind so it’s important to blow away any water, I find the blowing feature on a vacuum cleaner works great for this.

I just noticed these types of scratches on my car the other day; I'm going to have to try this out!