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Old 07-25-2010, 09:51 PM   #1
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My dad has a small mishap while driving my car...any ideas on how to make it look better?

The damage is on the left side of the bumper, it goes almost all the way up...





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Old 07-25-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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Wow that really sucks man. Well I'm no expert, but you could always try claybaring the area to get the majority of the scuff marks out. I'm not sure if you want to take an orbital to it because it may take paint off... But again, I'm not an expert. Other people will chime in and give you some advice also. Good luck man
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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That will buff out.
You have some options here
clay bar
polish by hand
compound by hand

I would try clay bar first, looks like it has some paint transfer, if that doesn't work step up to the polish and then rubbing compound if needed.

The pics look like paint transfer and I don't think a machine is necessary. Try those options I gave you since there cheap and then go from there.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:12 AM   #4
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That close up pic looks like it went down to the metal. If so That blows. If not clay bar that mug.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:32 AM   #5
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Thanks guys! Ill grab a clay bar tomorrow and see what happens!
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:25 AM   #6
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Is it another car's paint sitting on top of your paint or your paint scratched off?
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:49 AM   #7
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That will buff out.
You have some options here
clay bar
polish by hand
compound by hand

I would try clay bar first, looks like it has some paint transfer, if that doesn't work step up to the polish and then rubbing compound if needed.

The pics look like paint transfer and I don't think a machine is necessary. Try those options I gave you since there cheap and then go from there.
He has a point, just make sure if you step to compounding you follow up with a polish so it doesn't leave haze.

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That close up pic looks like it went down to the metal. If so That blows. If not clay bar that mug.
To the metal? Body panels are not made out of metal, it's fiberglass or plastic.

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Is it another car's paint sitting on top of your paint or your paint scratched off?
Yeah it looks like paint transfer as the guy said in the first quote. OP: Did the other driver have a light colored car?
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:01 AM   #8
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^ Yeah, it was white
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:33 PM   #9
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....Carbon had it right. The majority of that is transfer and the scuffs can be corrected (at least to the point where they will be far less visible). You can try a claybar but you will need a polish to correct the majority of it (I would even skip the clay if you don't already have it on hand IMO/IME). Meguiars Scratch-X works well by hand and I have used it on-the-go to remove transfer/blemishes like this on several occasions. If you need to step up to something more aggressive, Meguiars Ultimate Compound works very well. However, by hand it will leave some minor micro-marring that will need a follow up with a lighter polish (like Scratch-X or Swirl-X). ....lik JTM mentioned.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:44 PM   #10
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I tried to clay bar the area and it removed very little of the overall scratch/scuff/mark...If I am to use the compound, it would be better to get a...? Recommendations?


Thanks for the help so far!
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #11
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....see post #9.
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