3 Quick Ways to Fix Dog Scratches on a Car Door

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Did a dog jump all over your car door leaving small dents and scratch marks? Here are some quick ways that may help hide the scratch marks if they are small or minor.

1. Use a scratch remover

Products such as the Nu Finish Scratch Doctor could be the most cost-effective solution to removing dog scratches from the car door. It can help repair small surface scratches by smoothing them out. The steps are simple. You just need to wash the part of the car door that has the dog scratch, apply and gently rub the scratch remover, then let it dry.

2. Use a toothpaste

If you don’t have time to get a scratch remover, it may be worth using toothpaste as an alternative. The grit in the toothpaste may help buff out the dog scratch. Rub gently in a circular motion. Only a small amount of toothpaste is needed. Whitening toothpastes may work better than other kinds.

3. Use WD40 to hide the dog scratch

The WD40 spray is mainly used to stop squeaks and loosen rusted parts. It may also help with hiding minor dog scratches on car doors. Clean the scratched area then apply the spray. The lubricant may help loosen the scuffed paint on the car door surface.

The above scratches are unlikely to work if the dog scratch is wide and deep. In such cases, we recommend calling your car insurance provider to see if scratch mark repairs are covered in the car insurance policy. This might also be the necessary route if the scratches were caused by someone else’s dog.

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