I heard someone back in the bus said its possible to remove scratches in the body of vehicle just using the toothpaste.Is that true?

  • On what surface? What type of paint? metallic paint / lacquered? What brand of toothpaste?
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:37
  • I guess in metalic surfaces in a car Jul 24, 2017 at 6:41
  • Type of paint? Base coat & Lacquer etc??
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 24, 2017 at 6:57
  • Hey solar mike,I'm not that much aware of type of paint,anyway im going to give a try tomorrow and give an update ,If Im missing any key points please feel free to reply Jul 24, 2017 at 7:12
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    On a colour coat you may be lucky and it works. On a lacquer coat - if the scratch has gone through to the base coat then you will cause more damage imho.
    – Solar Mike
    Jul 24, 2017 at 7:18

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Toothpaste is basically calcium carbonate a coarse material like a sand paper. i have used it to clean the car headlamp and rear view mirror.It gets ultra clean.though I have not used it on any painted surface by myself but some articles suggest that it can remove minor scratches from paint.Refer this

According to Ryan Dube of MakeUseOf, toothpaste is a sanding tool. It's like a lighter, softer form of sandpaper. As you gently rub toothpaste onto a slick surface, it "catches" on any imperfections that exist and softly sands them away, wearing away the uneven surface problems and polishing the surface clean.

reference https://macgyverisms.wonderhowto.com/how-to/remove-scratches-scuff-marks-your-cars-paint-job-with-toothpaste-0161471/

I think you could give it a try at a small surface of your car no harm at it.

  • I'll definitely give a try tomorrow and give an update Jul 24, 2017 at 7:04
  • @Masterpiece.beta Whats the update ? How did it go ? Jul 29, 2017 at 11:05

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