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Old 05-01-2012, 09:37 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, 09:44 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, 03:13 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?

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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, 07:28 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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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, 10:28 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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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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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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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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Guessing by his name, he has a yellow car... and that stuff is junk. Tried that junk on a black A4 ultra-sport and my dads black '07 GT/CS. Better off getting an orbital buffer and doing a real detail job on the car. Just make sure you know what you're doing - use the right pads and products. It's worth the time and effort.


Pictures would be really helpful... but for other members who might find this useful, I've bought a touch up kit from http://drcolorchip.com/ and it did a pretty good job on the little defects I've found in my paint. Much better than any touch up paint you can buy from your local auto parts store or a Ford dealer.

A good clay baring and regular waxing are always helpful in protecting your paint and making your car looking its best.
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Haven't really been following a whole lot but here are some pics, the bumper is a little dirty : )
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7879628...in/photostream
there is another like this a little but away
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^ It looks like that is down to the primer, something like that a body shop would have to sand it all down, and like said respray the bumper. Because the bumper is plastic they would just remove the cover, repair and respray it, and re-install it. It really shouldnt be more than 300-400$
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I agree. Not buffing that out. Its gonna need sanded, filled, and repainted. Although, a good painter should be able to tape off the entire front bumper opposed to completely removing saving some extra dough.

And just a thought. When you create a post asking for advise or help, maybe pay a little more attention? Common courtesy to those who are trying to lend a helping hand...
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Why repaint the whole thing and waste 400 bucks? get some touch up paint and tough it up thats not bad ive seen alot worse.
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Why repaint the whole thing and waste 400 bucks? get some touch up paint and tough it up thats not bad ive seen alot worse.
When i buy touch up paint I get the closest one I can find... then one lighter and one darker. Try the one closest and see if it needs to be lighter ad darker.
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Why repaint the whole thing and waste 400 bucks? get some touch up paint and tough it up thats not bad ive seen alot worse.
When i buy touch up paint I get the closest one I can find... then one lighter and one darker. Try the one closest and see if it needs to be lighter or darker. You can get really close I touched up some spots on my bumper and now you can't even see then... hint a drop or two will make a big difference in the color... just take your time and you'll end up impressing yourself. good luck.
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