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Just noticed large scratch on bumper. :(

Have had the car 3 weeks and just noticed the scratch this evening while showing the car off to my buddy. Had the car in to have a scuffed rim replaced from delivery yesterday but didn't notice it after I picked it up. So it either happened at the service center or sometime today. I don't think it's from me because I've been very careful obviously. Anyway it sucks but whatever something was bound to happen. Suggestions? Take it to body shop, dealer, or just buy touch up paint and do myself?


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I'm always bewildered at how many people say their car comes back with a scratch etc after service at a dealership or shop. It would make my blood boil, but sometimes the end result of addressing it is not greater than effort involved.

I bought a new Triumph motorcycle years ago, and it came with a plastic tank. After a year, the sides of the plastic tank "sucked in" a bit, and the tank was slightly deformed. I went through a lot of effort with Triumph to get a new tank, as I felt this was unacceptable for a new bike. They finally agreed, and sent the dealer a new tank which was installed. The new one wasn't deformed, but had small hairline fractures in the paint on one of the sides, you could feel them. Oh, and the shade of yellow was slightly different. Now I had a tank that didn't match my bike, and was still flawed. I asked for the original tank back. "Sorry, that has been sent back to Triumph". F-word. Sometimes being happy is your best option.

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