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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Help W/ Fixing Deep Exterior Scratches?

Hey guys, I was hoping to get some friendly input on what you guys think I should do about removing these unsightly scratches...

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As you can see, I have some pretty serious cosmetic damage to my car's body. Any input you guys have that will help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Some of my scratches look the same, in for advice

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Rubbing compound and touch up paint? Or take it to a shop n get it touched up
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The bumper scratches won't be easy to fix, the paints all gone. Now the other scratches can easily be taking care of by a rotary buffer but if you don't know how to use one I suggest taking it to the pros. Good luck!


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I have the same problem on my bumper. Big gash due to the accident. No idea how to fix it.

I have to replace my whole trunk next summer due to the accident as well.

Good luck with the fix though.
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I've got something similar on my bumper. I haven't found a cheap or easy fix for that yet. A shop quoted me about $275 to fill and paint, and that was too high for me.

There are 3 certain things in life: death, taxes and getting rear-ended by someone who can't drive. The latter should get your bumper back to A1 if you can wait for it.

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that bumpers paint is completely off, its gonna have to be repainted

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Time for a repaint
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all, this topic has been inactive for a while but I'm still in the same position with my severely scratched up bumper.

I was looking online a little, and I came across dupli-color: perfect match. I figure if I use the primer that goes along with the duplicolor: perfect match and then repaint it with the duplicolor paint I might be able to fix this issue.

Anybody out there ever used these products and have any friendly advice/input on whether or not I should do so??

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