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Old 05-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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How do I some small paint scrapes in the bumper without completely repainting? And without touch up paint so it looks decent?
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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sand it down smooth, throw some primer, paint, and clear on the spot...

it will only look good if you do the prep right and you should really shoot it with a real gun but sounds like you want to do it on a budget

Dealerships usually sell your exact paint in a spray can
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
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Be careful, its real easy to make it worse.

To do it right, the scratches will need to be sanded smooth, then the entire bumper would need to be scuffed, taped, and painted with a quality HVLP gravity fed gun. Sealer, primer, base coat, clear coat, then buff any orange peel. I assure you, grabbing a rattle can and trying to touch up without taping will only make it worse. You will never blend the new paint with the factory. You will get an over spray pattern that will make a bad day worse.

My advise for a quick, easy fix. Avoid any spray paint. Go to auto parts store and get your match color in the felt tip marker/pen. Depending on the size and depth of the scratches, that will determine if and how much sanding would need to be done.

Could you post up a couple close up pictures of the scratches/scrapes? If so, put in something we can use as a reference for size. Like, hold a tape measure next to scratch. Different rules can apply to different scenarios. Is the scrape down through the paint or only the clear coat? Is it a light scratch or would some spot putty be needed?

Hope this helps.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:58 AM   #4
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You could always try a rubbing compound then Re wax first.. I mean it couldn't hurt
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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You could always try a rubbing compound then Re wax first.. I mean it couldn't hurt
this is what i would recommend first, you might be able to buff it out
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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If the car was Black you could use the Black Box.

I would try buffing it out first before you try touching it up.
A small mark can turn bigger quick if you dont know what youre doing.


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Old 05-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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I personally would not try using paint.. I would mess things worse. I would try the wax idea 1st.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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auto zone sells these little bottles of paint with a brush that are ok for touch ups when looking from afar
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:07 AM   #9
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Pics of the scratch/scuff in question would really help us out here. Your not gonna buff and wax out a scratch that is completely through the paint, down to the metal/plastic. However, all scratches are different. Pics would help...
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Pics of the scratch/scuff in question would really help us out here. Your not gonna buff and wax out a scratch that is completely through the paint, down to the metal/plastic. However, all scratches are different. Pics would help...
+1 on this post.Pics are needed to give you the best advice for your situation.
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