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Old 10-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Angry Scratches on my ZL1 Bumper

I woke up in the morning to my car with all white across the bumper. I don't know what happened.... It came off, but what was behind it was not good. It had little scratches, I tried to get it out with rubbing compound but i think i rubbed TOO hard and think i made it worse. Can a body shop fix this without spraying the whole thing over again? Or is there anything I can do myself to get rid of the marks or make it less noticeable? I put some touch up paint on the chips but doesn't look to great.... Thanks
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Is that missing paint? If so, no, it need to be painted. The scratches can be buffed out.

Next time post here FIRST. Clay instead of compound probably would've saved you what's going to be a $500 repair.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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The ones on the face of the bumper should come out they will need to be wet sanded it looks like paint missing on the edges if so re-paint figure $250-$350
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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not worried about the chips in the paint as they are not AS noticeable as the scratch marks on the face of the bumper. Should I do anything to get those out or should I bring it to someone?
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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not worried about the chips in the paint as they are not AS noticeable as the scratch marks on the face of the bumper. Should I do anything to get those out or should I bring it to someone?
You can buff it out but I would try using McGuire's swirl remover if the scratches are not too deep
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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It's missing paint on the edge line. You can buff the scratches out, but you will not be able to fix the marred paint.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #7
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the only way to get the scratches is with a buffer if you have one some Adams you can knock that out.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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If you have machine (PC or Flex) you might be able to get most of that out. If you don't have one or are uncomfortable using one, you might be spending some time at a local bodyshop having them do it.
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A compound ? Dude...
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #10
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A compound ? Dude...
This thread makes me think of this other thread:

micro scratches in clear coat
www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251673

I always try to use a clay bar first. Most body shops will probably say that the whole thing needs to be repainted.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:30 PM   #11
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looks like some one backed into u...
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:53 PM   #12
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I woke up in the morning to my car with all white across the bumper. I don't know what happened.... It came off, but what was behind it was not good. It had little scratches, I tried to get it out with rubbing compound but i think i rubbed TOO hard and think i made it worse. Can a body shop fix this without spraying the whole thing over again? Or is there anything I can do myself to get rid of the marks or make it less noticeable? I put some touch up paint on the chips but doesn't look to great.... Thanks
Damn dude looks like you used sandpaper on your front bumper, WTF?
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