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      05-09-2016, 10:20 PM   #1
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Fixing bumper scrape

Can someone suggest how can I fix the bumper scrape in photos below. Don't really know what happened, just discover it this weekend on a fairly new AW 2015 F30.
Other than the touch-up paint stick, any other DIY options.?
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      05-10-2016, 05:56 PM   #2
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I would find a autobody shop to repair. That looks like it will need some filling and sanding prep before you can paint it. My GUESS is you have two options.
1. they will tape and repair and then paint just the bottom corner of the bumper and feather the paint into the original. This is low and a out of the way so maybe you won't notice the repair.
2.take the bumper off the front of the car and paint it all. The bumper is plastic and paint on plastic always looks different then paint on metal. This is good for you since right now the bumper and the hood probably are slightly different colours. This will be much more $$$ as they have to remove lots of trim pieces to paint the entire bumper cap.
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      05-12-2016, 09:30 AM   #3
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try touching it up and see if you are happy. If not, body shop and a fair amount of $$$s to fix.

Get touch up paint, some lacquer thinner, a very small brush and some Mothers scratch remover. Clean the area, use the Mothers on the area around the damage that still has paint on it. Don't use the Mothers on the primer as it will come right off. Clean with rubbing alcohol and then start touching it up. keep the brush clean as you are working with the lacquer thinner. Carefully apply the paint - don't slap it on. Let the paint dry for a week and then you can polish the repair area with the Mothers.
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      05-12-2016, 06:37 PM   #4
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Appreciate the advices!
I will give a try on the touch up paint+Mothers!
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I had a type o.... Keep brush clean with lacquer thinner......
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