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3M Scratch Removal System

Part No. 39071 Warranty Details  
Guaranteed to remove light paint scratches & scuffs. Improves paint's appearance. Easy to use system. Repairs multiple scratches. Repairs light paint damage from light key scratches, swirl marks, light oxidation.

Product Features:
  • Guaranteed to remove light paint scratches and scuffs.
  • Improves paint`s appearance.
  • Easy to use system.
  • Repairs multiple scratches.
  • Repairs light paint damage from light key scratches, swirl marks, light oxidation.
  • Three tiered repair system that is easy to use
  • Minimal additional items required along with kit, including: household drill, microfiber cloth, water and a spray bottle
  • Saves users money by performing scratch repair themselves, while improving the paint appearance
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Buffing Required After Application:Yes
Color Specific:No
Non-Toxic:No
Shelf Life After Opening:3 months

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3MScratch Removal System
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Safe to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Magic

This kit is great! I just bought a used minivan that had a lots of minor scratches on nearly every body panel. Some were really long, and some were short and abundant (like...Read complete review

This kit is great! I just bought a used minivan that had a lots of minor scratches on nearly every body panel. Some were really long, and some were short and abundant (like around the door handles). This kit removed them all, and the paint looks like new! I also used the 3M Headlamp Restoration Kit, and some other carpet stain removal and cleaning products to clean the floor mats. I feel like I am driving a new car, and that in a couple of hours I added thousands of dollars to the value of my new van. The one thing that I would do differently is to use less of the rubbing compound scratch remover -- I put too much on, and had the drill going too fast so it flung all over the place, and it is hard to get off if you let it dry too long.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Difficult to Use for the Average Consume

This product may be OK for someone with bodywork experience, but for the average driver and weekend-warrior mechanic this product is ineffective. The directions do not give you enough information on what type of...Read complete review

This product may be OK for someone with bodywork experience, but for the average driver and weekend-warrior mechanic this product is ineffective. The directions do not give you enough information on what type of drill to use, at what speed, etc. In addition, the amount of actual compounding and polishing material is a joke considering the cost of the kit. You are better off purchasing each individual item separately. While it may even out in terms of cost you'll have much more product. As a result of poor directions, my car's hood now looks like a hot mess.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

You pay for what you get.

By 

from utica ny

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

Pros

  • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
  • Protects Finish
  • Safe To Use

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

    When I saw the package I could not imagine how they fit all the pieces in such a small package. You get enough compound and polisher for a small car. I used it on a mitsubishi lancer 4 door and ran out before all the scratches were gone. Didn't work on deep scratches. Makes paint looked buffed so that's alright. It comes with two attachments that have to constantly be changed on the drill bit which makes the process difficult. Two packages and two drills would make this job easier.

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    (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Difficult to Use for the Average Consume

    By 

    from Jersey City, NJ

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Ineffective
      • Leaves Haze

      Best Uses

        Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

        This product may be OK for someone with bodywork experience, but for the average driver and weekend-warrior mechanic this product is ineffective. The directions do not give you enough information on what type of drill to use, at what speed, etc. In addition, the amount of actual compounding and polishing material is a joke considering the cost of the kit. You are better off purchasing each individual item separately. While it may even out in terms of cost you'll have much more product. As a result of poor directions, my car's hood now looks like a hot mess.

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        (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect!

        By 

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Quick Results

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

            I rarely write product reviews but was so impressed with this product I felt I had to! Found a 4 inch scratch on my 6 week old Nissan on the roof. Bought this product based on good reviews. After 15 minutes of going through the steps, scratch is completely gone! Great product!

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            (19 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy Does It

            By 

            from St. Louis Park, MN

            About Me Casual Driver

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effectively Removes Dirt & Grime
            • Protects Finish
            • Safe To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

                My Honda CR-V was starting to look its age. With this little pick me up, she is starting to look like new!It is amazing how many little scratches accumulate over the years, and how that impacts the visual appeal...From all vantage points, my SUV is now looking great! Products like this, make the decision to hold off buying a new car a lot easier.

                Product is very easy to use. Clear instructions make it so anyone will get the same great Finish.

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                (23 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Actually works!!

                By 

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Clear Coats Scratches

                  Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

                  Works on clear coat scratches only, follow the directions exactly and you will be satisfied!!!

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                  (29 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Easy application, good results

                  By 

                  from Aurora,, Colorado

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Intensive Detailing

                    Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

                    Good product. Only criticism is quantity of materials in kit---- simply not enough rubbing compound or scratch remover to do more than two or three scatched areas.

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                    (49 of 99 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    PERFECT

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                    By 

                    from Glastonbury, CT

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

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                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Safe To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere-Anytime

                      Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

                      Well, I bought that item in Sale with discount online etc for [$], i bought also a pen marker for my vw with the original color that match, i used the pen and the day after used this item, PERFECT, work perfectly, you need to work a little bit on it, but now my car does not have anymore scratch. BUT I will never spend [$] for this item, buy when is in sale and use a discount code online

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                      (60 of 108 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product and Inexpensive

                      By 

                      from Panama City, Florida

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

                          My son decided to draw a smiley face on my wife's car. I wasn't sure what to use, but after some research online, I found this product. Wasn't sure how well it would work. Read the instructions and got to work. Once I was done, the part that had the scratches on it, looked better than the rest of the paint. Definitely worth the money.

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                          (73 of 133 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Magic

                          By 

                          from Woodbury, MN

                          About Me Car Owner

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Everything included
                          • Safe To Use
                          • Simple

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

                              This kit is great! I just bought a used minivan that had a lots of minor scratches on nearly every body panel. Some were really long, and some were short and abundant (like around the door handles). This kit removed them all, and the paint looks like new! I also used the 3M Headlamp Restoration Kit, and some other carpet stain removal and cleaning products to clean the floor mats. I feel like I am driving a new car, and that in a couple of hours I added thousands of dollars to the value of my new van. The one thing that I would do differently is to use less of the rubbing compound scratch remover -- I put too much on, and had the drill going too fast so it flung all over the place, and it is hard to get off if you let it dry too long.

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                              (82 of 143 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Scratch Remover

                              By 

                              from Cape Coral, Florida

                              About Me Car Owner

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                              Verified Buyer
                              Helpful Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Follow the steps

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Anywhere-Anytime

                              Comments about 3M Scratch Removal System:

                              The best scratch remover I ever used. I tried everything on a scratch on my door and failed. This product removed it effortlessly.

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                              • Q:

                                i am unsure how to fix my car scratch it is on the back bumper on the corner its a white buick and its plastic like on the bumper how do i get rid of scratch on a white buick?
                                Asked on 11/26/2010 by Josh from Brunswick, OH

                                1 answer

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                                  A:

                                  This should come with directions on how to fix it.

                                  Answered on 11/26/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                              • Q:

                                Can you repair fine scratches or rock nicks through the color coat?
                                Asked on 6/17/2010 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  This kit repairs scratches in the clear coat only.

                                  Answered on 7/9/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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