As of 2015, highly-rated auto scratch removers include 3M 39071 Scratch Removal System, Meguiars G17216 Ultimate Compound and Turtle-Wax-T-234KT-Premium-Scratch Remover, according to ThoroughlyReviewed.com. The site states that these products are effective for removing surface scratches, scuffs, water spots and other surface defects.
The 3M 39071 Scratch Removal System is a three-step system that utilizes a light sanding, compound application and polishing procedure to remove light scratches and scuffs. It is guaranteed to work on removing light scratches and scuffs and customers rate it easy to use.
The Meguiars G17216 Ultimate Compound features a one-step process to remove scratches, water spots and more. It requires no sanding and only requires rubbing a small amount of compound into the affected area.
The Turtle-Wax-T-234KT-Premium-Scratch Remover scored high for its ability to permanently remove light scratches and scuffs. It requires a multi-step process of lubricating, sanding, buffing and polishing out scratches.