If you have kids, pets, or simply use your car a lot, chances are the interior plastic surfaces have become scratched. While this may not seem like a big deal at first, those scratches can quickly become a breeding ground for dirt and debris. Not to mention, they can be an eyesore. Luckily, there are a few easy ways on how to remove scratches from interior car plastic. In this blog post, we’ll show you how!
What You’ll Need
To remove scratches from your car’s interior plastic, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Abrasive cleaning pad
- Cotton swabs
- Soft cloths
- Cleaning compound(Here, Toothpaste, nAilpolish, Vaseline)
Tips and Tricks on how to remove scratches from interior car plastic
Method #1: Use Toothpaste
One of the easiest and most effective ways to remove scratches from interior car plastic is to use toothpaste! All you need is a small amount of toothpaste (any kind will do) and a soft cloth. Simply rub the toothpaste into the scratch using circular motions. Be sure to apply pressure evenly across the entire scratch. After a minute or two, wipe away the toothpaste with a clean part of the cloth. You should see a noticeable difference in the appearance of the scratch! If it’s still visible, repeat the process until the scratch disappears completely.
Method #2: Use Nail Polish
If you have nail polish that’s a close match to the color of your interior car plastic, you can use it to fill in and cover up minor scratches. Start by cleaning the area around the scratch with some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. This will help ensure that the nail polish goes on smoothly. Next, use a toothpick or other sharp object to fill in the scratch with nail polish. Once it’s filled in, allow it to dry completely before touching or using the area.
Method #3: Use Vaseline
If you don’t have any toothpaste or nail polish on hand (or if neither of those methods worked for you), you can try using vaseline! Simply apply a small amount of vaseline to the scratched area and rub it in using circular motions. The vaseline will help fill in the scratch and make it less visible. Wipe away any excess vaseline with a clean cloth and voila! Your scratched interior car plastic should look good as new.
Scratched interior car plastic can be unsightly and difficult to clean. Whether it’s from your keys, a mischievous pet, or an accidental drop, scratches on your car’s interior plastic can be unsightly and seem impossible to remove. But don’t fret! With a little elbow grease and the right supplies, those scratches will be gone in no time.
In this blog post, we shared three methods for removing scratches from interior car plastic. Give one (or all) of them a try next time you’re dealing with this pesky issue!