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Rear Bumper Scrape - How to Fix?

hadfiiw

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Dec 5, 2014
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Cary, NC
So I got a bit of a scrape while in a parking lot today. Luckily, it did not scrape the paint or light - just the rear bumper (plastic?)

What would be the best way to fix that? I'm thinking I can just clean it up but wasn't sure what cleaner to buy.

Thanks!


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mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
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California
Rubbing compound should take off that paint you stole from whatever you hit. I'd give that a try first.
Lots of different brands. Turtle Wax, 3M, Meguiers, etc. Any should work. You don't need to spend more than $10.
 

Tampaukfan

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Mar 6, 2015
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Tampa, Fl
DONT use a compound, you can make the matte finish shiny or introduce scratches.
Try using a microfiber and mild cleaner like Simple Green first, then try a polish.

So I got a bit of a scrape while in a parking lot today. Luckily, it did not scrape the paint or light - just the rear bumper (plastic?)

What would be the best way to fix that? I'm thinking I can just clean it up but wasn't sure what cleaner to buy.

Thanks!


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linkster

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Apr 22, 2013
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USAX2
DONT use a compound, you can make the matte finish shiny or introduce scratches.
Try using a microfiber and mild cleaner like Simple Green first, then try a polish.

+1 !

start with the LEAST aggressive technique/pressure/soaps/cleaners first such as car wash soap -> simple green -> waxes that contain a minute amount of cleaner
 

kevincwelch

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May 13, 2012
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Chicagoland
You definitely don't want to use a compound or polish (or wax or sealant) on trim. It can make it look worse. That's why these areas are taped off when paint correction is done. Try Goof Off, Stoners Tarminator or Carpro Tar-X. You can try soap and an APC, but you'll probably need something more potent. After you're done, hit the trim with Carpo DLUX.
 

MoeMistry

Local Vendor - SoCal
Jul 31, 2013
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Southern California
You definitely don't want to use a compound or polish (or wax or sealant) on trim. It can make it look worse. That's why these areas are taped off when paint correction is done. Try Goof Off, Stoners Tarminator or Carpro Tar-X. You can try soap and an APC, but you'll probably need something more potent. After you're done, hit the trim with Carpo DLUX.

Excellent advice...you can even try just rubbing alcohol on mf towel. If you're lucky, it's just paint transfer and it'll wipe right off. As mentioned, protect it with a plastic conditioner like CarPro Perl or a nano coating such as CarPro DLUX.
 

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