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Old 07-01-2000, 12:20 PM   #1
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Post ouch! my paint

man eariler today I was getting out of a tight parking space and I rubed againsted some guy in front of me, saddly to say my front left bummber got some paint rubed off... I know that touch-up paint will do but I was just woundering if there were any suggestions on what to do besides the touch up paint...
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Old 07-01-2000, 12:56 PM   #2
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Man same thing happened to me just today except my genius (sarcasm) roomate decided to hit me with his freakin neon, while I was parked....and not in the car...anyway if anyone knows a better way than touch of paint I would love to know also.
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Old 07-01-2000, 12:58 PM   #3

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Sorry guys, I think the next best thing is a body shop. :-/
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Old 07-01-2000, 05:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip about Chips Away. They have a websight at www.chipsaway.com It doesn't list any locations though. I did a search on MSN's yellow pages and found one in Glendale MI wich is over an hour away, but I will call them anyway. I have more chips than a family size bag of Frito Lays! If I get it done, I will post a review.

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Old 07-02-2000, 01:15 AM   #5
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Ask your dealer if there is a place called Chips Away in your area. They fix small chips and scrathes. There was a small chip on my door edge guard when I went to pick up my car. The dealer had it fixed for me and I was impressed with the job they did. You could not even tell it was ever damaged.
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Old 07-03-2000, 12:45 PM   #6
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If you want it to look good, lightly coat the brush and dab it into the scrape/scratch straight in. Don't actually brush it on...putting it on a few drops at a time usually looks the best.

If you care about protection more than looks (I drive in the gravel, so that's me), I take an X-Acto blade and lightly lift up a flake of paint that's still attached to the bumper. I then brush paint under the flake of paint that's still attached, push the flake back down to seal it, then brush liberally over the entire area.

It may look a little ugly in some spots, but it sure protects! Last winter some old lady slid out in front of me and I had to gun the engine and powerslide through oncoming traffic to miss her (no way would braking have stopped in time). I ended up hitting a 3' snow/ice drift at about 25 MPH. It tore up the paint on the front bumper and, every time I washed the car, more paint flaked off. No actual damage, though, except for some weird dings on my radiator!

I just used the above lift/seal/goop technique and the bumper hasn't chipped a bit since winter, even after multiple pressure washes.

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