Can I Use Nail Polish to Fix a Scratch on My Car?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 7:50 pm
6 bottles of nail polish in various colors

How to Repair a Car Scratch Using Nail Polish

Here at Allan Nott, we see many of our customers come in with fingernails that are painted in a gorgeous array of colors – many of which remind us of the fun and stylish color options available for our Honda and Toyota vehicles. But did you know that nail polish can do more than just make your fingernails and toenails look pretty? It can also help cover up a nasty scratch on your vehicle!

During the course of ownership, your vehicle will get scratched at some point – either from accidentally brushing your watch, jewelry, or metal coat zipper alongside the door, debris being kicked up while driving, or some jerk keying your vehicle at your son’s football game against the division’s biggest rival. No matter how it happens, those scratches can be very unsightly. Luckily, nail polish can cover up those scratches in a pinch.

How to Use Nail Polish to Cover Up a Car Scratch

Display of colorful nail polish bottles in a storeIf you are hoping for a quick fix to cover up some unsightly scratches, the first thing you need to do is give your vehicle a good bath. After it is completely dry, take a bottle of nail polish (make sure the color and sheen match as closely as possible) and smoothly apply to the scratches. If needed, apply a second coat.

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Come to Allan Nott for Top-Quality Scratch Repairs

We would like to note that covering a scratch with nail polish should only be done in a pinch, like if your class reunion is the next day and you are extremely excited to arrive in your beloved 2019 Toyota RAV4. For top-quality scratch repairs, please come to the service center here at Allan Nott. Our service technicians will make sure that all scratches are gone and have your vehicle looking as good as new. And we have a full stock of factory-available paint colors that are the exact same shade as your vehicle! To learn more and to schedule an appointment, please contact us today!

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