Over the summer, I rented multiple cars, and I accidentally scratched one of them on a protruding tree branch while pulling out of a driveway. When I pulled up to my brother’s house, he asked me what was wrong. I told him I’d just scratched my rental car and I was probably looking at a big charge because of it. “Don’t be silly,” he said. “That scratch will come out with just a little bit of rubbing compound.”
He went into his garage, pulled out a silver tin and a rag and started rubbing. Within minutes, the car looked like new. Next time I rent a car, I’m bringing some rubbing compound (like this stuff) along just in case. It may not always fix the scratch (or mean no money will be owed to the rental company), but when properly applied, it can be a big help.
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