How-To Easily Remove Paint Transfer (Scuffs) From Your Vehicle
What is paint transfer? It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s the paint from someone else’s vehicle that has come in contact with yours, and now their paint is visible on your vehicle. We hope they left a note and owned up to their mistake, but if not, have no fear. There’s no need for it to ruin your day. If the paint transfer isn’t too deep, you can remove it in just a few quick steps.
- Microfiber Towel
- Magic Eraser
- Soapy Water
*optional – Clay Bar
Your car’s paint job has 3 layers to it
- Primer – This is the base layer that goes on after your car is built, to prepare the body for the base coat.
- Base Coat – This is the color of your car that is painted on.
- Clear Coat – This is the thickest layer and is used to protect your car’s color from minor scratches and annoying paint transfers.
* Wax Layer – This really isn’t a formal layer, but it does protect the outside of your car. Wax can hide minor imperfections and little scratches.
Hopefully, the paint transfer on your vehicle is minor and is only embedded in the clear coat of your car. If this is the case, follow these easy steps to get your vehicle back in tip-top condition quickly and easily, without having to spend oodles of money at a body shop. You will know upon close inspection of your vehicle.
*If the repair is quite minor, you can use some over-the-counter 3M Rubbing Compound and 3M Scratch Remover. Simply buff the damage out with a microfiber towel.
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