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Bumper Scratch

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Old 05-21-2019, 04:05 PM
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My daughter pulled my car into the garage but didn't pull up far enough then shut the garage door. 3 1/2 years with this car and not a nick on it. Ugh!
Any tips on what to do for a quick cheap fix? I do not want to have the entire rear bumper painted.

 
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:29 AM
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thats through the paint in a couple spots (you can see the black plastic underneath). you can try buffing out the parts which still have paint on it, but dont expect perfection. It needs to be touched up to hide the bare plastic too (my experience with touchup paint is not pretty). Shy of replacing (or repainting, but if you repaint the bumper the thicker paint is more prone to cracking) the bumper there arent any options for a perfect repair, buff it out as best you can, touch up the black if it bothers you and move on.
 
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Old 05-23-2019, 12:05 PM
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There were times I saw an outfit touching up bumpers at the dealership, where they were just fixing scratches without repainting the whole bumper. Ask your dealer who do they use for such bumper repair and then contact them to see what they say.
 
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:27 PM
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thats through the paint in a couple spots (you can see the black plastic underneath). you can try buffing out the parts which still have paint on it, but dont expect perfection. It needs to be touched up to hide the bare plastic too (my experience with touchup paint is not pretty). Shy of replacing (or repainting, but if you repaint the bumper the thicker paint is more prone to cracking) the bumper there arent any options for a perfect repair, buff it out as best you can, touch up the black if it bothers you and move on.

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There were times I saw an outfit touching up bumpers at the dealership, where they were just fixing scratches without repainting the whole bumper. Ask your dealer who do they use for such bumper repair and then contact them to see what they say.


So I took it to a local shop we use at work, it's a small body shop that is local. The guy is a wizard and surprisingly said he'd repaint it for only $100. He said the whole bumper does not need to be repainted. He told me that solid colors you have to paint 12 inches on each side, but with metallic paints, you need to go at least 24 inches out on each side, my paint has metallic in it. I will post pictures tomorrow when I get it back.
Happy it was only a $100
 

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Old 05-24-2019, 01:07 PM
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If it turns out well, that will be one heck of a deal for you! At $100 he's not making much, if any money. Materials alone would cost you close to that. Their small shop apparently has their own paint mixing system for him to be able to do it for that price.

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Old 05-24-2019, 01:27 PM
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If it turns out well, that will be one heck of a deal for you! At $100 he's not making much, if any money. Materials alone would cost you close to that. Their small shop apparently has their own paint mixing system for him to be able to do it for that price.

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Car is there now. I will post a picture when I get it back.
He is good, really good. Check out his Instagram @eastautobodyinc
 
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:29 PM
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Got it back and it looks like new! Dropped it off at 9am and got it back at 1pm. $100 and I am stoked!

 
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:54 AM
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thats awesome! glad that you found a nice, easy, affordable repair for it!
 
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:09 AM
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That's pretty awesome! Hang on to that guy's contact information!!! Congratulations on the great repair.

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Old 05-28-2019, 09:58 AM
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Hopefully you took that out of your daughters allowance....
 

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