A Repair Tip For Minor Car Scratches

By DB
@dgobucks226 (13283)
April 30, 2018 8:42pm CST
When parking my car recently I scratched the bottom of the front fender on the curbing of the space I was driving into. I was pretty annoyed because it was those curbing blocks which can throw off your judgement . Not only that, I had just purchased this brand new car and it had fewer than 1,000 miles on the odometer. And it's important not to neglect repairing scratches as it can lead to rust over time. Then I found a great repair tip from Geico Now magazine suggesting using nail polish to paint over the scratches. So I bought a color to match my car and tried it out, and like a band aid covering a wound the polish worked really well. If not for this article I never would have imagined buying nail polish for myself. Yes, nail polish not just for nails anymore! And much cheaper than buying touch up paint at Pep Boys, Have you ever heard of an inexpensive method like this one to cover up a scratch or mark? Photo- YouTube.com
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May
That's a really good idea but I hope you don't get any more scratches for a while.
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
3 May
Me too. I am very careful now pulling into spaces
@LadyDuck (170842)
• Switzerland
1 May
Yes, I have heard and I did when we had a white car.
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@Hannihar (40090)
13 Jul
@dgobucks226 That is great news.
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
13 Jul
Getting a proper match is a bit of a challenge. But much cheaper than a repair shop or going to an automotive outlet for touch up paint.
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@Hannihar (40090)
13 Jul
@dgobucks226 It certainly is a challenge but if it works that is great.
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
16 Jul
@Hannihar Yes, you need a steady hand to do the job right, lol.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
1 May
Oh how disappointing with your new car and everything, too. Cool work around though. :-)
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
3 May
It was annoying. The tip worked out well though and my judgement of spaces has improved
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
3 May
@dgobucks226 Ah yes, I had a run in once with my car's sideview mirror and the garage wall.
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
4 May
@FayeHazel That can happen. My Dad did the same thing years ago....
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
1 May
Nail polish! Interesting.
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
3 May
Worked very well!
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May
@dgobucks226 ......Cool.
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
1 May
That's good tip for minor car scratches.. thanks for sharing..
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
3 May
My pleasure Jessa...
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
3 May
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@kobesbuddy (52662)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 May
This is a great idea, to repair those scratches cheaply and efficiently. This was good to hear:)
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
3 May
Thanks, for minor scratches it is very effective....
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@kobesbuddy (52662)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 May
@dgobucks226 I've used it to touch up knickknacks, that gotten chipped.
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@snowy22315 (51084)
• United States
4 May
I haven't heard that but it makes sense..if the scratch is small enough..My car has been an awesome car..but it is built like a tin can..one side looks awful from a very minor incident..Even though it still runs fairly decently..I would be quite happy if I could replace it this year!
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
5 May
Hold onto that car as long as you can (as long as you are not putting money into repairs) I shopped for cars recently and had to lease they were so expensive. At least there will be no major repairs to worry about.
@jstory07 (69145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 May
I used to get the same color paint and put it on and scratch is gone.
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
3 May
Yes, the paint matches up pretty close!
@peavey (16856)
• United States
1 May
I would never have thought of that! It's definitely something to keep in mind, especially since they make nail polish in all colors any more.
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
3 May
Yes, pretty neat way to touch up a scratch! And your right, matching the color is no problem.
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• United States
1 May
That's a great and useful tip! Thanks for sharing
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
3 May
You bet!
@TRBRocks420 (81105)
• Banks, Oregon
1 May
Great tip I saw my aunt do this before lol.
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@dgobucks226 (13283)
3 May
Yeah, it works out really well....
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