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Old 03-15-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Newbie here, so if this has been posted elsewhere, I apologize in advance. Just didn't see it on the first page of this forum.

My car is almost a year old and though I've done everything in my power to avoid "door dings, etc., " I still have about three issues that I'd like to fix if possible. One is something I did myself, getting stuff out of the backdoor. Sort of a flat marring of the paint from my clothes or purse. Just wondering if polishing would get this out. As I understand it, polish has a bit of abrasive in it (as opposed to wax).

Second major issue is a "slice" in the front bumper. I try to parallel park here at work, but people here park pretty badly, so folks (myself included) have to go back and forth to get out of their spots later. I think I'm bright enough to know if I "nudged" someone else, so I'm thinking someone backed up into me and caused this place on the bumper. Since it'* rubber/fiberglass or whatever they're made out of these days, buffing it won't take it out. Is there anyway something like this can be fixed? I'm thinking touch-up paint is probably the only solution.

My third issue is an actual door ding that I got when I got lazy and broke my own rule about not parking "way out" at the grocery store. There'* an actual chip on the door. Not sure if anything can be done about this.

Any advice you guys can give me on these issues would be greatly appreciated. It figures I parallel park to avoid door dings and someone backs into my front bumper and causes a worse problem.

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for the scratches I suggest trying 2 different products, and if that doesn't work then come back for more help. The first being meguiars scratchX, stuff works pretty good. The next thing to try is cleaner wax. Yes I know, its a wax etc. etc. etc. but cleaner wax has abbrasives in it and I have gotten many scratches out with it.

The other things sound like you need to get a touchup pen or bottle of paint and fix them.
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I do not know how bad the slice is but you might want to get some bondo or epoxy and put it on the inside of the bumper to reinforce it. Then lightly wet sand the top just around the cut depending on how bad it is or if it is not completely flat.

For the paint if you have a paint sprayer for smaller items like what they use for t shirts you should be able to use it to put a couple of light coats in the area so it will be blended into the paint if I dose not match completely. You can have the paint mixed be a dealer ship or body shop (call for pricing) If you do not have a sprayer or know some one that dose you should get the touch up bottle and do it by hand when doing this I would recommend looking around on the net or better yet your local library to get tips on better brushes to use and help on sanding/blending
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Cheryl:
yes polish will work. Sent you a PM.
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