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Old 08-12-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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Front bumper scratch from wood

I can't win. I will never buy black again.

so i recently started parking in the garage but we have this bench there and we have the ol tennis ball setup but it's for my pathfinder, not the Mustang.. so it's not aligned. so the past few days I've been gently bumping the bench as I parked, cursing every time.

so i checked today and saw a scratch on the front, right where the wood is. I don't think it's from a car dinging me in the lot at work because it's not that big, and if it were a car, it would be a much bigger ding.

it's def from the wooden leg of the bench. It's kinda deep. I quickly tried some detail spray and it didn't really buff out. what do you think would fix it? would clay bar help?

any ideas?

again, never buying black again. lol

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Might want to skip on dib also. Not any better.


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Between your recent hard water spots and bumping into things in your garage, I think you should consider investing in a DA Buffer. Big help for minor blemishes, etc.
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No offense and I'm not being a smarta$$ here, but I don't think the color of your baby is the issue. You need to keep it out of the hard water sprinklers and clear out your garage so you can safely park your Stang.


You didn't buy a Camaro... you got yourself an American Classic, so take good care of it.
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lol i can't clear out my garage, it's not my house. the issue isn't clearing it out, it's that I was an idiot the 3 times I parked it in the garage because there's absolutely no way to tell how close the front end is in this car to anything. I'm gonna tie up a second tennis ball to line up so I don't come anywhere near it this weekend, and tomorrow I'm gonna put some of those pipe insulators on the legs to prevent this.

besides my stupidity yeah, the color of the car IS the issue. I had a black truck before this that sucked just as much. my first truck was red, absolutely no issues. never saw water spots, never saw dents, nothing. black just sucks haha. it looks great, but it's a pain to keep looking great. I'm thinking on white next time.. or if in 5 years when this is paid off, a competition orange 2019 5.0 😎 haha

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Usually if you can feel it with your finger nail it won't come out.
If you think black is bad don't get candy apple metallic, if you look at it wrong it will scratch.
I have a DA and it will remove minor clear coat scratches but that's about it.
Btw REMOVE THE BENCH lol.
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oh and I'll get a pic tomorrow when I back her out. I'm carpooling tomorrow so the baby can chill in the garage all nice and sound. haha

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Yes, you have to be extra careful with black... BUT IMO there is nothing better looking than a clean polished Mustang, so you have that going for you.

If the scratch is towards the middle of the bumper, maybe it's a sign you need to stripe it!
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Like diehard said there is nothing like a great buffet. One of the greatest non mods I've ever purchased. Lol. I have black as well and nothing could replace how good my buffer has been to me.

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Lol buffer not buffet

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The paint on these cars is so fragile. Luckily my ocd has actually deminished a little after buying this car and accepted what a joke of a layer of paint that is on it. I have a Porta Cable and some meguires ultimate compound and polish. I just use the white pad that comes with the PC and its a life saver.. just touch up, polish and admire from a distance. One day i will put a more durable paint job on it but it still looks too good to justify it at the moment.

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lol i can't clear out my garage, it's not my house. the issue isn't clearing it out, it's that I was an idiot the 3 times I parked it in the garage because there's absolutely no way to tell how close the front end is in this car to anything. I'm gonna tie up a second tennis ball to line up so I don't come anywhere near it this weekend, and tomorrow I'm gonna put some of those pipe insulators on the legs to prevent this.

besides my stupidity yeah, the color of the car IS the issue. I had a black truck before this that sucked just as much. my first truck was red, absolutely no issues. never saw water spots, never saw dents, nothing. black just sucks haha. it looks great, but it's a pain to keep looking great. I'm thinking on white next time.. or if in 5 years when this is paid off, a competition orange 2019 5.0 😎 haha

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Why don't you measure it and tie the tennis ball up so it hits your windshield when you are close?
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Take some rubbing compound to it. Should come right out.
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The paint on these cars is so fragile.
+1. It's like they drove the car through a mist of paint and let dry. LOL. I guess one advantage of people hitting me and getting stuff repaired is the body shop probably deposits a thicker layer of paint than the factory.
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They definately have some sort of nano spray technology going on there.

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so the baby can chill in the garage all nice and sound. haha

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I thought the garage was the problem.....

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The 13-14s got the thin layers of paint, I had to get the dealership repaint a corner of the bumper because it was pealing. Click image for larger version

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ID:	189280 one of the reasons I got sterling gray I because you can't really see scratches and when you can't tell when the car it's really dirty.


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Why don't you measure it and tie the tennis ball up so it hits your windshield when you are close?
thats what I'm doing this weekend. I'll keep two balls.. one further out for the pathfinder, and one closer in for the stang. we put the pipe insulators on the legs today so that's good.

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The 13-14s got the thin layers of paint, I had to get the dealership repaint a corner of the bumper because it was pealing. Attachment 189280 one of the reasons I got sterling gray I because you can't really see scratches and when you can't tell when the car it's really dirty.


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Holy crap your clear coat peeled already??? Let my paranoia begin.
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Holy crap your clear coat peeled already??? Let my paranoia begin.
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Lol I guess I hoped that they would treat their staple with a little more care.
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Lol I guess I hoped that they would treat their staple with a little more care.
Nope! I was cured of that delusion long ago.

It's a shame, really, that they don't seem to care all that much...
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Holy crap your clear coat peeled already??? Let my paranoia begin.

Ppl here at the dealership sucked to paint mine, took them 4 times to paint it right lol (kept peeling again). I have a friend that also has a steering gray mustang and he also told me, he had his part of the bumper peeling off.


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^ Gotta find a local body shop of quality...they should be able to outdo what the stealership can muster.
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