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Bumper scuff

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by scaesare, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. scaesare

    scaesare Active Member

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    Just narrowly avoided an accident today and ended up scuffing the bumper on my Model S when my bumper made contact with the bumper of the vehicle in front of me.

    I have a minor scuff. The color is intact, it just appears the clear coat over the top has minor scratches and has been dulled.

    Any recommendations on how to deal with this? Is rubbing and polishing this out something anybody has done at home? if so, any materials and procedure recommendations?

    If not, is this something that a good detailer can deal with, or is it auto-body shop time?

    Thanks.

    Signed- Ticked off in VA
     
  2. logan

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    Sounds like something any good detailer could take care of for you. You could also clean it out yourself. Big fan of the polish and waxes from Griot's Garage.
     
  3. JPP

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    I second the recommendation on Griots Garage products, but would be careful polishing the car--you can remove a lot of paint quickly and can make things way worse. Also, the Model S paint, IMHO, is very soft due to the CA production and the stringent VOC rules here (we cannot buy many paints/lacquers here, and others are either reformulated or sold only in quart cans). YMMV.
     
  4. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Why don't you post a picture? That way we can get a look at it and make some recommendations.
     
  5. Electric1

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    How timely. Last night a truck directly in front of me shed a recap and I could not avoid hitting it with my front facia. Nasty large black streaks. I figured I had nothing to loose, except the opportunity to get a pre-drilled for sensors facia, so I very gently massaged it with meguires scratch remover and the thick, sof paint responded. Can't tell it happened. I wish I had shot some "before" pictures.
     
  6. TokyoRush

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    Also timely for me.

    I have a scrape in the plastic bumper (**** shopping cart, I think). Paint is definitely gone from there, but doesn't look like there is anything bent. Is there touch-up paint?

    Jason
     
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    ...as long as your car is NOT a multi-coat red... :(
     
  9. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    If your fingernail catches a scratch, it's deep. You'll probably have to wet sand it after filling it with touchup paint. If it is just paint transfer, usually you can polish it out.
     

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