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Old 03-26-2014, 01:48 AM   #1
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Scratched my bumper cover, replace or fix?

So I scrapped my bumper the other day like a tard. What can I do to fix it without emptying my wallet. I could either order another bumper cover from ford for $250 or I could possibly get some oem touch up paint to try and cover the blemish. Here's a few pics of the damage any input would be much appreciated, thanks.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:45 AM   #2
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Yeah, just grab a thing of touch up paint and a tiny brush, do each line and a small area around it. For extra protection and to help with blending, you might even want to throw some clear over it when you're done. Just a light layer.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:02 AM   #3
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Definitely not worth replacing. Touch up paint will make the damage pretty unnoticeable.
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k thanks, I'll try some touch up paint and some wax and clearcoat
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:38 PM   #5
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Check out langka blob remover if going to use touch up paint.

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Old 03-26-2014, 11:06 PM   #6
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First I'd try a buffer and some compound. You might be able to buff a lot of that out.
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That's a pretty large surface for using just touch up paint. The results are not going to look good.

Another option is to locate an automotive paint supply store. Use Google to locate one in your area. Most of these paint shops can prepare a spray can for you. They have a small hand held device (plastic or glass) that the paint is poured into, then an aerosol can is screwed onto this device, and you spray the paint on as if it was a spray can.

The results are much better than trying to use a touch up bottle. The cost of the device is more, but it can be reused forever. You only will need to buy cans of aerosol.

The link below is an example of the device I'm refering to. You could buy this, then buy the paint only from a local automotive paint shop:

http://www.amazon.com/Spra-Tool-Aero.../dp/B003THEUFM
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That's a pretty large surface for using just touch up paint. The results are not going to look good.

Another option is to locate an automotive paint supply store. Use Google to locate one in your area. Most of these paint shops can prepare a spray can for you. They have a small hand held device (plastic or glass) that the paint is poured into, then an aerosol can is screwed onto this device, and you spray the paint on as if it was a spray can.

The results are much better than trying to use a touch up bottle. The cost of the device is more, but it can be reused forever. You only will need to buy cans of aerosol.

The link below is an example of the device I'm refering to. You could buy this, then buy the paint only from a local automotive paint shop:

http://www.amazon.com/Spra-Tool-Aero.../dp/B003THEUFM

Sadly, I didn't know this existed.

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I'd try to buff it first. May reduce a lot of the marring. Then go over base-coat deep marring with touchup paint if desired.

Really doesn't look that bad, it could be much worse.
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I'd try to buff it first. May reduce a lot of the marring. Then go over base-coat deep marring with touchup paint if desired.

Really doesn't look that bad, it could be much worse.
I agree, it doesn't look like it went through the clear coat so you might be able to reduce the size if you try to buff it out.
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You can touch up forever, your going to see that still when your done. If you want it back to original, your going to need to repaint that whole area, probably the whole bumper to get it right. For the work involved trying to respray that area, you can do the whole thing.
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I was quoted $289 to repaint part of my 2013 front fascia. $419 for the whole front end to remove the 18 stone pits. I traded it on on a GT before I had it done however.
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