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Old 03-28-2015, 06:09 PM   #1
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Advice needed on chips and scratches in paint

Had a couple questions and thought I'd bring 'em to you guys. These mishaps have been here since I bought the car and I'd really like to take care of them. I looked into getting some touchup paint but not 100% sure what I need. Would I just need the touchup paint and a clearcoat or do I need primer as well? If anyone has recommendations on reputable sites to purchase touchup paint that'd be appreciated.

There also seems to be some white scuffing on the bumper, not sure how to get that out without messing up the paint further.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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On the scuffs try using some gas should come offthe rest will be tricky i need more info. Is it just paint missing from scratches? Is the actual bumper damaged ie; deep scratches or anything like that?

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:12 PM   #4
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It looks mostly to be the paint without the bumper itself actually being scratched. There are a few spots where the scratch just barely goes into the bumper, but nothing real deep.

Thanks, I'll have to give the gas a try on the scuffs tomorrow.
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:30 PM   #5
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Well if there is no deep scratches better it will make it easier . If it does youll need a filler to fill them in. But here is what "I" would do I would go buy paint in a spray can make sure they give you the right kind tell them you need a base paint and for a bumper im and you need a sepreat clear coat agin it hast to be the right stuff or your paint will peel I just had this issue bc the idiot's gave me the wrong paint and primer. Now you have to options ill continue this soon my phone is dying I have to go get my tablet lol ....... walks away

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Old 03-28-2015, 09:47 PM   #6
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It looks mostly to be the paint without the bumper itself actually being scratched. There are a few spots where the scratch just barely goes into the bumper, but nothing real deep.

Thanks, I'll have to give the gas a try on the scuffs tomorrow.

Try a strong compound an example could be maguires ultimate compound then use a buffer.


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Old 03-28-2015, 09:54 PM   #7
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First option

1) tape aroud the scratches and put news paper around so you dont get paint any where else only leave the scratches exposed

2)spray paint on do light coats till you get the color you want

3) spray clear coat 2-3 times light coats

And its done !


Option two you need low grade sand paper, primer, base paint, clear coat.

1) prep sand off near the scratches i say 1in to 1/2in noting big preferably in a squar makes it easier you dont have to strip paint off completely just the cleat coa

2) tape aroud the scratches and put news paper around so you dont get paint any where else only leave the scratches exposed

3) spray primer 2-3 light coats then gently sand it so you remove any pumps ( make sure to clean it before you add paint and make sure you have the right primer to dont cheap out

4) add base paint light coats till you get the cokor you want dont just spray a bunch of paint all at once and dont spray directly at.

5) add 2-3 coats of clear coat agin and same with primer and paint dont spray it directly at it

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Old 03-29-2015, 02:18 PM   #8
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I agree 100% to use Maguire's Ultimate Compound on the Bumper. It will work beautifully .
I also agree with option 2 as you have to rough up the existing Clear Coat in order for the paint to stick properly. Use 1500 grit to start & then 2000 - 2500 grit to finish before painting if you want a nice smooth finish.
You can use spray paint from the auto parts store. Just give them the paint code from the sticker on the inside of the drivers door & they'll give you the right color.
When you paint...do it in the shade if possible when it's around 70-80 degrees. If it's hotter than 80 the paint will dry as it's coming out of the can & you'll get a dusty looking paint job. I've been painting car parts for at least 10 years...Mustang after Mustang & I've learned over the years. Just painted my bullit wheels yesterday in fact & they look store bought. Going to put them back on the car in just a little while.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:29 AM   #9
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You appear to have some pretty deep scraps and scratches there. In other words no paint left. Of course no sand paper or compound can help that. Compounding will help only those superficial scrapes/scratches.
To do it right, you would have to refinish and paint the entire bumper. I would suggest getting some estimates from an autobody shop.
Or you could touch them up and they won't be quite as noticeable from a distance.
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Will need to touch it up since it looks like most of them go through the paint. Buffing won't help.


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Look up drcolorchip.com for a perfect match in paint. They also provide a video for application.
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I'm going to check in with my local bodyshop and find out how much I'm looking at for the bumper. If it's too much I'll just touch it up with the great above advice as per option 2.

Thanks for all your help guys. I'll report back on how things turn out.


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Where you located ??? If in the Phoenix area I have a guy who paints all my parts. Charges $140 per part no matter if it's a Bumper, Hood, Fender or whatever. He just repainted my Hood & Roof about 2 weeks ago & it looks good.
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I'm going to check in with my local bodyshop and find out how much I'm looking at for the bumper. If it's too much I'll just touch it up with the great above advice as per option 2.

Thanks for all your help guys. I'll report back on how things turn out.


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I just replaced my rear bumper cover with a gt bumper cover and the lowest estimate we got from 4 different high quality shops was 1,000 dollars. To repaint the bumper cover will be about 500-700 dollars for a good high quality job.


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Old 05-01-2015, 04:25 PM   #15
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Finally got around to checking in with the shop and asked about a dent I had just above the rear wheel (was there when I bought the car.) Said if I claim it as comprehensive he'll take the dent out/repaint and then throw in touching up the bumper. About $100 since the insurance is paying for the meat of it.


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Where you located ??? If in the Phoenix area I have a guy who paints all my parts. Charges $140 per part no matter if it's a Bumper, Hood, Fender or whatever. He just repainted my Hood & Roof about 2 weeks ago & it looks good.

Does he do good work? I ask because I'm also in phoenix and looking to get my car repainted .


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