Knowing how to remove scratches from your car will keep it looking good, and perhaps more importantly help keep rust from attacking the bodywork. A car's paint job normally consists of multiple coats of three different types of paint. The first type is a primer, applied directly to the metal or other surface to protect the bodywork and promote the adhesion of the other layers. The next type is the color layer which is applied on top of the primer. The last type is the clear coat, the top layer which protects and seals the color layer.
The first step in car scratch removal is to determine if you actually have a scratch. If you run your hand over the area you may find that what you thought was a scratch is actually something sitting on top of the paint. You should be able to use a rag and some bug and tar remover to remove the blemish.
If the scratch isn't very deep the scratch removal should be fairly simple. First clean the surface well as any contaminants could add more scratches during the process. Apply some rubbing compound to a rag and rub it into the scratch. When the scratch has mostly disappeared switch to a polishing compound and polish the scratch and surrounding area. Follow this with a wax for further protection.