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      02-25-2020, 04:26 PM   #1
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How to repair the paint?

Just noticed that there's a scuff and a few lines where the paint is off. Seems like some ppl hit my rear end in a parking lot. Is there anyway to make it look not too noticeable? Appreciate your advice
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      02-25-2020, 04:44 PM   #2
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Perfect spot to try a polishing compound. It looks superficial, and that'll take it off if it is.
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Perfect spot to try a polishing compound. It looks superficial, and that'll take it off if it is.
Ok I'll try that. But what about the parts where paint is off? Would touch up pen work?
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Ok I'll try that. But what about the parts where paint is off? Would touch up pen work?
If the damage is through the paint to the base plastic then the only thing that will be perfect is a body shop sanding filling and spraying the bumper - whether the whole bumper or a partial I donít know enough.

had my bumper fixed and sprayed and it looked perfect,

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Ok I'll try that. But what about the parts where paint is off? Would touch up pen work?
If the damage is through the paint to the base plastic then the only thing that will be perfect is a body shop sanding filling and spraying the bumper - whether the whole bumper or a partial I don’t know enough.

I had a while in my bumper fixed and sprayed and it looked perfect,
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Ok I'll try that. But what about the parts where paint is off? Would touch up pen work?
If the damage is through the paint to the base plastic then the only thing that will be perfect is a body shop sanding filling and spraying the bumper - whether the whole bumper or a partial I don't know enough.

I had a while in my bumper fixed and sprayed and it looked perfect,
True, that might cost a lot too. I'm trynna DIY using touch up paint and leveler. It doesn't have to be perfect as long as not too obvious
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Ahh, sorry I didn't see the bigger scratch, only noticed the surface scuffing. Yes that's a fill-in job, a touch-up pen might do it in theory but reality is it never works well. Still it'll be better than nothing, just do your best to keep the paint inside the area and not slopped over the edges. And yeah you can sand down some later.

Check out some videos on it, reduce your learning curve a little.
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I guess I need a leveler after touch up pen but they don't sell them separately. Any suggestions?
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I guess I need a leveler after touch up pen but they don't sell them separately. Any suggestions?
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I know most body shops near me would repaint that for £150 - £200. Assuming it's not a beater I would call it a no brainier to get it done right, annoying yes but I think if I did it it would look like a blindfolded dog had attempted the repair and would look worse than the scratch.
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