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Old 10-29-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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Bumper paint

I'll post photos soon but..

The tip of my bumper in the front got the paint scuffed completely off. All you can see right now is the black plastic of the bumper on the very tip of the bumper. I was wondering if touch up paint could fix this? It's not a very big mark, but the paint is completely pulled off and it's noticeable because my car is orange. Help please!
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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I would try the touch up paint first, multiple coats only where the paint is missing, don't get it on the exsisting paint. Stand back five feet and see how it looks.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:10 PM   #3
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Post pics, you might be able to spot touch it or airbrush that spot
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:25 PM   #4
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Is the code for the bumper different for the rest of the car? I found a website but it has like 3 different codes for the 2010 IOM camaro.


http://www.automotivetouchup.com/cho...t&model=Camaro
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:50 PM   #5
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:28 AM   #6
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Should I buy the pen or the bottle? What's the difference?
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:52 AM   #7
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I would buy the bottle. The difference is you can use a brush with the bottle, or you can buy the pen and literally use it like a writing pen. The bottle is more universal. I would get the 2 oz. because you're gonna need it if you get rock chips.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:03 AM   #8
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Alright, thank you
I'll post some pics tomorrow morning before I order the paint
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:12 PM   #9
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Yw. Once you post the pics, it might be able to look like nothing ever happened. It just depends on what it looks like. You might want to look into this also. I used this after watching Ryan's videos and it works just as advertised. IOM is easy to match also. I used Dealer paint to do it lol. http://www.langka.com/complete-paint...-kit-p-30.html

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Old 10-30-2010, 04:17 PM   #10
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:55 PM   #11
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The Lanlga and Dr Colorchip products are for chips, not chunks of missing paint. If it is not a chip, then it will look like crap if you use touch up paint to fix it. Sorta like this crappy job:

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Old 10-31-2010, 03:56 PM   #12
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Here are some photos of the bumper right now without paint



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Old 10-31-2010, 04:30 PM   #13
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If you touch that up, it will look like you touched it up. That's a big spot. Worse case will be you make it look like your 5 year old did it.
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:57 PM   #14
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I would touch it up and let it dry good, then buff it out. It would still look better than that.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:45 AM   #15
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I would touch it up and let it dry good, then buff it out. It would still look better than that.
If you buff out a big piece of touch up paint, it will just wipe it off that spot. There is nothing to hold the paint on the car. That material that the bumper is made of has to be specifically prepped in order for the paint to stick to it. A big chunk of touch paint will not hold when you start buffing it.
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I don't believe in touch up paint either. I have a can of paint and clearcoat that I got from www.touchuppaintonline.com. When I have paint repair I need done, I just cover up the surrounding area and sand, paint, then clearcoat. Spraying is the only real way to fix anything, unless you have tiny little rock chips, then maybe touch up paint will be a good cover-up.
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I don't believe in touch up paint either. I have a can of paint and clearcoat that I got from www.touchuppaintonline.com. When I have paint repair I need done, I just cover up the surrounding area and sand, paint, then clearcoat. Spraying is the only real way to fix anything, unless you have tiny little rock chips, then maybe touch up paint will be a good cover-up.
I got some of that paint from them too. Mine didn't match well but then my paint is 9 years old. I like their concept though. You guys with newer paint might benefit from them but it depends on the location you are painting.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:49 PM   #18
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If you buff out a big piece of touch up paint, it will just wipe it off that spot. There is nothing to hold the paint on the car. That material that the bumper is made of has to be specifically prepped in order for the paint to stick to it. A big chunk of touch paint will not hold when you start buffing it.
The Junkman speaks the truth (as always ). My father-in-law is a retired Paint Engineer from the GM Oshawa North parts plant and we have talked about this before when I had some damage on the fascia of my Z24 Cavalier. You need to use a primer on the fascia that has a special rubberizer/flexible additive in it or the paint will just peel off. www.paintscratch.com has one in a 12.5 oz spray can (2/3 down the page under "Solvents and Other Primers"). You may be able to find something OTC but make sure it has the additive or you will be painting it again.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:59 AM   #19
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So what should I do here? How do I get the paint to stick?
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:08 AM   #20
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So what should I do here? How do I get the paint to stick?
My answer? Do it right and have it professional fixed. Everything else is going to look like Amateur Night at the Apollo.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:25 AM   #21
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Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of, I don't know any if the local places are even any good. What would happen if I were to use a spray can or a bottle of touch up? Also, has anyone else had any problems or solutions for scratches under the bumper in the front? Today I was following a friend and we both didn't notice how steep an entrance was to the parking lot, and all I heard was scraping when I entered the lot. I checked and now I have scattered scratches all along the bottom.....

Even though I've had my car for a year already and managed to keep it spotless, all of a sudden in less than a week I've managed to abuse the bumper
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:36 AM   #22
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All the more reason to have it professionally fixed. Nothing is going to stick to that bumper unless it is properly prepped.

Although I don't own a Camaro, if you spray paint that bumper, I am going to personally come over there and beat you. Then I'm going to post the grid coordinance where I left your body so that other forum members can come beat you too.
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If you just spray it with normal paint without the rubberizer/flexible additive, the paint will peel off. Being in a major city, you should be able to find someone. Just hit some of the local shops and ask them how they would do it. If they say something along the lines of "prep the plastic with adhesion promoter (or something), use flexible primer, base, and clear," then they know what they are doing. Ask to see some photos of previous work and contacts of people who had it done 6 months to a year ago.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:29 PM   #24
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Alright, sorry to bring this back but I've been busy and I'm just getting back to this.
I'm thinking about applying the rubberizer/flexible additive, then painting over that. That should make the paint stick, right? If so, are there directions I could find somewhere? Stop me if this is a terrible idea..
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Stop! Its a camaro,have it fixed properly by a reputable shop.
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