Top 10 Ways To Hide a Scratch On Your Dad’s Car
So, your dad grudgingly allowed you to use his car, only for you to go and scratch it. Better figure out a way to hide a scratch! Looking back, you’re still not quite sure what happened. You were driving happily along when you pulled over quick to get some gas. What must have happened, your reason was that somehow the car got a sizable scratch while at the gas station. Maybe you brushed up against something without realizing it. That’s not important, though. What is important is that you figure out a way to hide the scratch so that your dad doesn’t kill you. Here are some effective ways that you can go about this.
This sounds fake, but it’s actually a pretty good way to hide a scratch. When you get home (and before your dad sees what you did to his car), run inside a grab your bottle of toothpaste and a towel. Kneel down next to the scratch and smear some of the toothpaste on it, then proceed to rub it in frantically. After about 5 seconds, you take the towel away to see whether or not it’s working. It is! You put more toothpaste on the scratch and continue to rub it with the towel. However, about halfway through, you hear your dad asking you what you’re still doing in the garage. Better hurry up!
You can also hide a scratch by applying some polish to the spot and hoping that it’ll go away. Thankfully, your dad has some old polish in the garage, so you grab that real quick and set to work. After a bit, the polish seems to be working. You breathe a sigh of relief and start to get up from your crouching position. Wait a minute, you think as you look at the spot. Oh no! While the scratch is gone, or at least hidden, the car now has one polished area. You know that your dad will get suspicious if he sees this, so you yell back inside that you’re going to polish the car for him.
Washing The Car
Alright, so you know that there’s a scratch on the car before you get home, and you’re desperately searching on your phone for ways to hide a scratch. You come across an article that says that it may disappear if you wash the car! This doesn’t sound too difficult for you, so you quickly put a plan into motion. When you get home, you’re going to leave the car outside the garage while running to get the hose. You stick your head inside the front door and yell to your dad that the car got a little dirty, so you’re going to wash it. He’ll probably say what a great son you are, and then you’ll have time to see whether the article was right.
You know you messed up when you scratched your dad’s car, but you really don’t have time to actually try and fix the problem since you want to watch the new episode of South Park. You say to yourself that you’ll fix the problem later, and instead go to the store and pick up a car sticker that you can temporarily put over the scratch. While a sticker is a good way to hide a scratch, it can be picked off really easily by your dad, who thinks that car stickers are lame. When this happens, he’ll be furious at you. Probably more so since you chose such a stupid way to solve the problem.
This is another temporary solution that will serve until you can try one of the other ways to hide a scratch on this list. You get home to a crowded house (your parents are hosting a big party) and sneak into the office to grab some scotch tape and a colored marker. Since your dad’s car is red, you chose a red marker. Once back in the garage, you put the tape over the scratch and proceed to color the tape completely with the marker. As you’re doing this, you can’t help but laugh to yourself a little as you think of how ridiculous this plan is.
This should only be used as a last resort. Paint can be used to hide a scratch, sure, but it’s pretty tricky to paint a car, especially if you’ve never done it before and have no idea how it’s done. What other option do you have, though? None because, as stated previously, this is your last resort – your last chance to avoid getting into a lot of trouble. You hurry on over to Home Depot to get a bucket of paint and, once you’re back home, you take a deep breath and start painting the car. The first area you paint is the part with the scratch on it, and luckily it works great! The scratch is completely gone. The paint’s a bit runny, though. Probably won’t be a problem. Probably.
OK, you’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel now. There isn’t any regular paint at home, but there is some spray paint in the color of your dad’s car. You didn’t know you had this at home, and you’re not sure what it’s for, but, as the saying goes, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. So saying, you take the spray paint, cover your face with a towel, and paint over the scratched spot. Surprisingly, it works almost immediately, and you think that this should always be used to hide a scratch. Concerned that the newly painted area will be noticeable, you back up a few steps and inspect the car. Everything seems good, so you put the paint back and head inside.
Scratch Repair Kit (Or Something Along Those Lines)
This stuff can sometimes be kinda expensive but, then again, so was your dad’s Mercedes that he let you drive around. You head to the nearest Walmart and park in the handicapped spot near the entrance. Your heart is beating so fast that it seems like you can constantly hear it. Half running into the store, you attempt to find a worker to help you find what you want. It’s your lucky day because the first person you see in the store is an employee tasked with the important job of greeting customers. You quickly demand that they help you find the repair kit, and you both race off into the store. Can you find it before your dad realizes what happened? Only time will tell!
A Colored Marker
As you’re driving home and worrying about the scratch on the car, you suddenly have a ‘light-bulb’ moment. You know where to find the perfect thing that will hide a scratch: your little sister’s box of Crayola markers. You quickly call up your sister and ask her to bring out her box of markers. By the time you get home, she is waiting on the front porch for you. Selecting the color you need, you tell your sister to head back inside. Once she’s gone, you quickly turn around and color in the scratch. Sighing with relief, you head back inside but spot your sister staring at you from the window, mouth agape.
Sandpaper and Microfiber Towel
You can hide a scratch the easy way, or you can go overboard and do what the pros do: use sandpaper. The good news is that it’ll probably work, but the bad news is that it’s going to take a lot of work. Thankfully, your dad’s watching football inside, so he won’t be in the garage for a while. To get an idea of how much time you have, you briefly head inside to see what’s happening with the game. Seeing that it’s halfway through the second quarter, you judge that that’s enough time and begin sanding down the scratch. After about an hour and a half, there is no sign of scratching, and you congratulate yourself on a job well done.
Have you ever scratched your dad’s car? Did you attempt any of the fixes on this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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