How to Remove Scratches From Black Plastic

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Things You'll Need

  • Plastic scratch remover or multi-purpose metal polish

  • Soft cloths

Whether it’s your iPod, mobile phone or computer, scratches on the black, plastic casing create unsightly blemishes. Remove scratches with either a plastic scratch remover or a multi-purpose metal polish. These products are mild solvents that are buffed onto a plastic surface to gently meld and heal scratches.


Step 1

Dust the black plastic with a soft cloth to remove any loose contaminants.

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Step 2

Wipe the black plastic down with a soft cloth lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol to sanitize and to remove any grime.


Step 3

Apply a dab of the plastic scratch remover or metal polish to a soft cloth.

Step 4

Buff the scratched surface with the product, using back-and-forth and circular motions. Use gentle to medium pressure. Allow the product to dry on the surface, then wipe it away with a clean, soft cloth.

Step 5

Repeat the process, if necessary, to remove any remaining scratches.