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The BMW Scratch Paint Repair Guide

The BMW Scratch Paint Repair Guide

Oh, no! The dreaded and unsightly paint scratch on your new BMW you have been trying hard to avoid eventually happened. Before accessing how big of a hole the repair cost will burn in your pocket, try this before taking your beloved ride to the body shop – paint scratch remover. Yes, the magic-in-a-bottle may save you from a hefty repair bill.

Car paint scratch remover works best on top coat scratches and light blemishes. If your car has anything more than a surface scratch or a paint chip, refer to our How to Repair Paint Chip with BMW Touch Up Paint step-by-step guide.

Easy Car Scratch Paint Repair Guide in 3 Steps

  • Step 1: Clean and Remove Debris
  • Step 2: Apply Car Paint Scratch Remover
  • Step 3: Wash and Wax

Step 1: Clean and Prep

First, wash the scratched area on your car thoroughly with a mild car wash solution and warm water. Use a soft cloth to gently clean the paint scratch and make sure to remove any dirt or grease so that the paint scratch repair solution can apply smoothly.

It is recommended to use detailing clay to thoroughly clean and remove tough debris from the scratched area. Detailing clay can grip onto and remove small particles from the surface area of your car which soap and water cannot wash away.

Tip: You can use canned air to blow dry the area faster.

Step 2: Apply Car Paint Scratch Remover

After the damaged area is prepped for application, use a soft, non-scratch foam pad or an orbital polisher to puff the repair solution into the scratch in an overlapping, circular motion until the solution is completely worked into the scratch. Repeat until scratch becomes invisible. Use a clean, dry microfiber towel to polish the area. Once dried, the repaired area should blend in nicely with the original paintwork.

Step 3: Wash and Wax

After you are satisfied with the paint scratch repair result, allow the solution to dry completely before giving your BMW a thorough wash. Remember to use a gentle car wash solution with a lint-free, scratch-free microfiber car wash mitten. Finish up the wash with a good wax or use a hybrid wax/sealant product to protect your BMW’s paint and give its shine back.

See our complete guide on the best way to wash your BMW.