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3M Scratch Removal System 39071

Remove scratches like a pro!

The 3M Scratch Removal System a professional grade spot repair kit designed to eliminate scratches, swirls, and etching from clear coats. Even if you're not a pro, you'll get professional quality results with 3M's easy-to-use, high performance scratch remover kit. The 3M Scratch Removal System works with a household drill to restore paint to perfection.

All vehicles are subject to the occasional surface scratch or blemish. It's a fact of vehicle ownership. But now you can easily remove scratches and restore the paint in your own garage using a common household drill. The 3M Scratch Removal System saves you the cost of professional paint repair and you'll get the same results because this is the same process used by professionals!

The 3M Scratch Removal System includes:

3M 3000 grit abrasive pad

Step 1 - Sanding with the 3000 Grit Abrasive Square

Spray water onto the green/gray side of the abrasive square and onto the area to be repaired. Use the abrasive square to sand the area of the scratch, working in no more than a 4 x 4 inch section. Use light to medium pressure.

A white slurry will form as you sand the scratch. Wipe the area frequently with a paper towel to determine if the scratch has been removed. Check your work every 10 seconds. Look at the area from all angles to make sure the scratch has been removed. Wipe the area with a clean, dry towel.


Disc Pad Holder
Purple Compounding Pad
3M Rubbing Compound

Step 2 - Compounding using the Disc Pad Holder, Purple Compounding Pad, and 1 oz. 3M Rubbing Compound

Attach the Disc Pad Holder on your electric drill. Attach and center the Purple Compounding Pad onto the Disc Pad Holder. Squeeze a quarter-sized amount of 3M Rubbing Compound onto the purple pad. Smear the compound over the work area before turning on the drill. Buff at light to medium pressure, extending the buffing area about a pad width beyond the repair spot. Buff in up and down, side to side motions. (Note: Use caution around door handles and at the edges of panels where paint may be thinner.) Reduce pressure as the compound dries. Repeat this step if any sanding scratches are still visible. Wipe off the area with a clean, dry towel.

The purple compounding pad can be rinsed out with water and reused.


Black Polishing Pad
3M Scratch Remover

Step 3 - Polishing with the Black Polishing Pad and 1 oz. 3M Scratch Remover

Remove the purple pad from the Disc Pad Holder and replace it with the Black Polishing Pad. Squeeze a quarter-size amount of 3M Scratch Remover onto the pad. Spread the polish over the repair area with the drill turned off. Polish the repair area using light to medium pressure at a comfortable drill speed. You only need to apply enough pressure to compress the surface of the waffle pad. Work in side to side, up and down motions until the entire area is polished. Reduce pressure as the polish dries and desired shine is achieved. Repeat application if necessary. Buff by hand with a clean, dry microfiber towel.

The black polishing pad can be rinsed out with water and reserved for future use.


Step 4 - Protect

Use one of 3M's high quality sealants or waxes to seal the newly repaired paint. This step is very important since the paint is bare and vulnerable to the elements. 3M recommends 3M Performance Finish Synthetic Wax for its durability and deep shine.

That's it! You're done. After using the 3M Scratch Removal System, your vehicle will look as good as new. The best part is that all the tools included in this kit can be used again and again.

The 3M Scratch Removal System puts professional scratch repair in your hands. Save time, money and -most importantly - your paint!

Note: The 3M Scratch Removal Kit works on clear coat scratches (see diagram at right). It can improve - but not entirely remove - scratches that extend below the clear coat.

Kit includes:
3000 Grit Abrasive Square
Disc Pad Holder
3M Purple Compounding Pad
1 oz. 3M Rubbing Compound
3M Black Polishing Pad
1 oz. 3M Scratch Remover

3M Scratch Removal System 39071

Our Price: $29.99
Item ID: 3M-39071
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
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Review Summary
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75% Recommend this product (3 of 4 responses)
Budapest, Hungary
Amazing for home use
Purchased this product to remove a few medium scratches from my black car (around door knobs and the trunk). Followed the instructions and now all the scratches are gone, surfaces look like a gem! Of course it's not your product if there's any deep scratches on your car, but it's a real solution for some really annoying light damages.
ProsEasy to use, it's available for a reasonable price and it has enough ammo for more scratches. Took only 10 minutes to do the job perfectly.
ConsThe 3000 sandpaper is a bit tiny, but that's not a disaster at all.
Rocklin, CA 95765
Small Scrathes
Actually does what it says it would do. I had a bunch of small scratch marks around my truck lid and door sills. Figured I'd try this before I took the car to the paint shop. Followed the instructions, took my time and the result was all the small scratches have disappeared, the cars finish looks new again.
Peace River, AB
Amazing Product
My 16 year old attempted to remove stuck-on poplar tree buds, with a dish scrub pad, and unfortunately made multiple scratches all over our new car. I took it to the local autobody shop and they estimated $1000.00 repair, possibly more, as some spots would be needing to be repainted. I asked if there was anything that could work at Canadian Tire..."Definitely not...nope" was the response.
In a last ditch effort, my husband picked up 3M Scratch Removal System...check out the after pictures...the car looks perfect...amazing product!!! Thanks 3M.
ProsSimple and Easy application, can do by hand without drill...just a little elbow grease
ConsSanding Pad is really small and awkward for bigger hands
pro results
this kit is basically the same thing a body shop uses to buff away blemishes after a paint job and old paint jobs.
I use it for painting motorcycles because of it's size.
buffing pads lasts for a good dozen paint jobs. that's buffing all of the parts completely. well worth the money especially for the results.