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Does Car Detailing Fix Scratches?

Cars are a modern day tool of connivence, and one that most people have. They are also a reflection of the owner themselves and most of us strive for a clean, well maintained vehicle. But it is not always that easy, especially with the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Sometimes a simple car wash isn’t effective enough to return your car to its newly bought glory. That's where car detailing services come in, and there is nothing worse than discovering your well maintained, well loved car has scratches on it. If you're like most people, you'll want to get them fixed straight away.

So the question is: can a car detailing service fix scratches? And that answer is yes, and no.

Different car detailing services offer different levels of scratch repair, so it's important to figure out which service is the best one for you. Down below we'll discuss what is involved in a detailing service and the different types of scratch repair services offered by car detailers. We'll also help you determine whether or not car detailing is the best solution for fixing your scratched car or whether there is a better solution out there for you.

What Is Involved In A Car Detailing Service?

A car detailing service is a specialised clean and polish of both the interior and exterior of a vehicle. In essence it is a service that makes your car appear at it's best, the kind of high quality visual display that could let it be shown off at an auto-show. It's important to know what is involved in a car detailing service before we can get into the nitty-gritty of whether it fixes those pesky scratches.


First step is dealing with the interior of the car by performing the following:

  • Compression air blow out

  • Full Interior Steam Clean

  • A Thorough vacuum.

  • Interior trim and plastic wipe down.

  • Carpets and mats taken out to be vacuumed, and spot cleaned for stains.

  • Fabric seats spot cleaned for stains.

  • Leather seats conditioned.

  • A full window clean.

  • A neutralising deodoriser to remove all odours.

  • Air freshener.


Once the interior has be fully refined it time to tackle the exterior:

  • A full door jambs clean.

  • A Snow foam pre-wash - to break down dirt, road grime and dust.

  • The 2-bucket method hand wash with ph neutral shampoo to protect the car.

  • A thorough bug and tar removal.

  • An in depth wheel clean.

  • A hand dry using a soft, plush microfibre towel.

  • A clay bar decontamination to achieve smooth finish.

  • A high quality teflon enhanced polish for longer lasting gloss and depth.

  • A full window clean.

  • A full tyre dressing.

So, Does Car Detailing Fix Scratches?

The short answer is: first you must assess the degree of damage. The best way to do this is to run your fingers along the scratches to determine the depth of the scratch.

If there are minor or light scratchings then in short, yes! Car detailing can help to fix scratches through the process of polishing and waxing your car’s paintwork as it will fill in any minor scratches and make them much less noticeable.

If you have deeper scratches that are down to the bare metal, then car detailing can also help to protect these areas from rust and further damage but further steps are required to remove them.

What Other Services Can I Use To Remove Scratches?

While there are solid solutions out there such as scratch removal kits and sanding, the best solution is to check in with your local professional.

For deeper scratches that are down to the metal, you may need to consider other services such as our Scratch Fixing service or our Paintless Dent Removal service.

Our scratch fixing service uses the latest technology and techniques with the highest quality materials. Not only that but all of our scratch repairs are guaranteed and are at highly competitive prices. And the best part is that we come to you, be that at home or at the office.

At the end of the day the question of whether car detailing services fix scratches is one that depends on the degree of the scratches on your car. For light scratches they are easily hidden by a car detail but for deep scratches we recommend a thorough scratch fixing service.

So give us a call! We would be happy to help you figure out what service is best for you and your car in order to remove their scratches.

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