Meguiar’s ScratchX 2.0

Safe Scratch and Swirl Remover

ScratchX 2.0 is the must-have cleaner for isolated paint problems, because its micro-abrasives help in the removal of fine scratches, blemishes, oxidation, light stains and surface contaminants from the vehicles paint.

Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0

ScratchX 2.0 formula will not damage the paint, and will restore the brilliance and clear finish of the painted surfaces. Meguiar’s ScratchX 2.0 is easy to use by hand, but may also be used with Meguiar’s DA Power System or with Meguiar’s Dual Action Polisher.

Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0

Before applying Meguiar’s ScratchX 2.0 to the vehicle, begin by washing and drying the car thoroughly, as it will allow for an evaluation of the surface of the vehicle for the presence of various defects needing correction. This video shows more about the Meguiar’s ScratchX 2.0 – Safe Scratch and Swirl Remover:

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Additional Advice:

Defects fall into two basic categories: above-surface bonded contaminants (industrial fall out, paint overspray, tree-sap mist, and bird droppings) and below-surface defects (fine scratches, swirl marks, etching, and oxidation).

Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0

Above-surface bonded contaminants often cannot be seen, but they can be felt. Run a clean hand over the paint of the vehicle immediately after washing and drying it. Does the paint feel “as smooth as glass”? If the paint surface is rough to the touch, this is an indication to clay the car using Meguiar’s Smooth Surface Clay Kit first. Below-surface defects generally cannot be felt, but they can be seen, especially in strong, direct light.

Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0

Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0

Good lighting is critical to evaluating the surface of the paint, because most cars will look good in the shade; therefore inspect the car’s finish in direct sunlight or under strong fluorescent lights. Cobweb or spider-web swirls come primarily from the washing and drying process when poor technique or tools are used; for example, the use of old towels, dishwashing detergents, or coarse sponges. Holograms however, are a specific type of defect caused by the improper use of a high-speed rotary buffer. These types of defects not only mar the finish, but reduce the paint’s ability to reflect light clearly and cleanly, making the paint appear dull, faded and “washed out.”

Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0

Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0

Removing below-surface defects, such as light scratches, swirls, oxidation and bird-dropping etching restores the clarity and the reflectivity of the paint, making colors more vibrant and reflections more brilliant.


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What began a century ago as a simple furniture-polish laboratory and plant in the garage of founder Frank Meguiar, Jr., now spans the globe as an international car-care brand. Celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2011, Meguiar's has become one of the world's leading surfac-care product companies, providing highly specialized products for almost every conceivable type of surface.