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Old 08-21-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Someone hit my rear bumper and scuffed the fascia. Took it to a body shop for wet sand and buff, and they did a great job. Left only two small spots where the damage went deeper than the sanding and buffing would clean up, only about 1/16" by 3/4" in size. The body shop dude "puddled" a small amount of paint into each of the spots, and said it would flatten when it dried. It flattened a little, but still sticks up from the surrounding area.

Do you think a clay bar will take this down to the surrounding area? I even thought of using a razor blade to try to shave it down, but if it works, the clay bar would be less risky.

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A clay bar will not remove dried paint. For your problem it won't work.

As far as paint goes, a clay bar may remove fine overspray, but that'* it. Sanding sounds to be the only remedy to get it flush.
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You could try the Mothers Paint Chip Repair Kit to fix this problem. That is what it is designed to do.
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What is in the Mothers Paint Chip Repair Kit? Is there some sort of abrasive pad and polishing compound?
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Basically yes it is an abrasive. I have used it on my Pontiac Montana with limited sucess.

Here is a link to a forum thread about the kit. Follow the 2 links in the thread to learn more.
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yeh a claybar wont wok its for removing fallout. from enw cars light stuff really. all it is, is like playdough good stuff though i use it alot
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