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Old 10-08-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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bumper scratch I'm an idiot!

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Well, have had my CGM 2LT #42743 for about 2 weeks and yesterday I'm pulling up against a curb at an angled parking space and misjudged my distance. Brushed curb and scuffed the underside portion of bumper cover, about 3 inch square I know... stupid but anyone know any possible way to make it look any better? I'm sure there's not a lot you can do for cheap, but just wondering. It's just a few scratches into the plastic and not real easy to see, but you can see it. I feel like a dumbass!! At least I'm not saying I let someone borrow it and that's how it happened! I know I need a pic but don't have a way to upload it now... thanks everyone
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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Not knowing for sure how big the scratches are. This may not work for you .. but this is what I did.

I had to fix a small (about 1/4 inch) scratch in my passenger side door. Where the bottom of someone elses door dug into my paint. It was all the way to the base metal.

I found this site: www.automotivetouchup.com The already have 2010 Camaro in the drop down box and can match any of the factory paint colors. Got the base and the clear coat touch-up pen for around $25.00 which includes shipping.

It took about 5 base coat applications before the scratch was totally filled in. (I also went really slow and waited at least an hour between each base coat) But I can barely see it now. (of course I'll be able to see if for the rest of my life .. as i suspect you will) But I think it came out really well.

I don't think I would suggest this for a large scratch ... but if it's a small one I'd say give it a try.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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a 3 inch square? Thats a toughie. I wouldn't think anything less than new paint would do much. I guess you could try to put on some touch up paint..since it's the bottom of the bumper nobody's gonna look at it too closely.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:11 PM   #4
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Cyber grey would be tough to match, so..... bodyshop unless you can live with it.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:52 PM   #5
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