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Removing Black Scuff Marks on a Car

Scuffs from another car's bumper or tire can leave black marks on you car. There are some simple methods that should remove the scuffs. This is a guide about removing black scuff marks on a car.


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August 16, 2006 Flag

I am looking for tips for removing black scuff marks off a car.

Christya from Toronto

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August 16, 20060 found this helpful
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I have removed tar residue with WD-40. It will remove the gooy stuff on bottles and jars too. It will also knock a wasp out of the air and either kill it, or give you time to kill it.

The WD-40 will not hurt your paint on your car, so it is well worth a try.

Good luck,


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February 2, 20090 found this helpful
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Live in the city. Someone took their boots to the side of my auto, leaving black scuff marks. WD40 worked like a charm to remove.

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March 25, 20070 found this helpful

I got hit by a basketball pole........and it happened exactly like it sounded.....I was in my driveway and started my car and the wind blew like extremely hard and the B-ball pole fell over and struck my car leaving a punishing black scuff mark and some little paint damage. but I tried everything to remove the black marks. Any tips? I know they will come out but how and with what!

help please!

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March 25, 20070 found this helpful

depending on what the black marks are from, try using an eraser.

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March 26, 20070 found this helpful

What is WD-40 - is it a degreaser? I am wondering which South African product would be a similar substitute.

Thank you!

Kind regards

Editor's Note: WD-40 is a spray on machine oil. Probably something similar would be sewing machine oil but in a spray bottle.

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June 30, 20070 found this helpful

i just tried the wd40 and it work YEAH

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July 23, 20080 found this helpful

A pencil eraser will generally work.

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February 6, 20090 found this helpful

I am a mail carrier and my car gets hit often by mailbox lids. Will WD40 work on these marks? Yellowgirl25tg AT yahoo.Com

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