Plastic Scratch Repair Guide

Plastic scratches are an annoying, but inevitable part of owning plastic products. As much as we try to avoid it, plastic scratches can always appear on everyday surfaces, and while these imperfections can be frustrating, it isn’t always worth replacing the plastic if it can be easily repaired without the need for professional intervention. 

The simple fact is that you can buff out those blemishes yourself with plastic scratch remover, and your plastic can be saved. This article will discuss our tried and trusted method of removing plastic scratches, and discussing methods to remove deep scratches.

How to Remove Scratches from Plastic

If you’re looking to remove light plastic scratches from acrylic plastic, all you’ll need is a soft cotton microfibre cloth, water, cleaning spray, and our own plastic scratch remover. Our Xerapol Acrylic Plastic Scratch Remover paste offers easy application and professional results at an affordable price. 

Step 1: Clean the surface of the plastic

Tiny specs of dirt and residue can create more scratches during the cleaning process, and result in a cloudy, dirty and unfinished look. By cleaning the surface before starting the scratch removal process, you can avoid this eventuality. 

Step 2: Apply the scratch remover

Apply a generous amount of the plastic scratch remover to the affected area. Using too much will cause excess product to get in the way, and using too little won’t allow you enough to successfully fill the scratches. 

Step 3: Polish the area

Using a soft, microfiber cloth, polish the scratched areas with heavy pressure for up to three minutes, to ensure the product is worked into the scratches properly. Using a harsh cloth will cause more scratches, so the softness of the cloth is vital for this step in order to achieve a clean and finished look. 

Step 4: Clean the surface

Finally, clean the surface with water and a damp cloth to ensure there is no extra product left on the surface. If the scratches remain visible, repeat this process again and the scratches will be fully filled.

Deeper Scratches

For deep scratches, plastic scratch remover will not be as effective as it is on shallower surface scratches. The best way to treat deep scratches is with special abrasive sandpaper (preferably with a grit of 1500), which won’t damage the plastic but will instead gently wear away the surrounding area of the scratch, substantially lessening the visibility of the scratches. 

The sandpaper will help to shallow the depth of the scratches which will allow the scratch remover to function effectively. So, once you have used the sandpaper and the scratches aren’t as deep, follow all the recommended steps for shallow scratches and your scratch will no longer be a problem.