I scratched my car.

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  1. soldier107

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    The other day I backed into something that was below my line of vision. It seemed like a very light tap but I got home and it wasn't light enough. Anyway I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion for a brand they used for fixing it. I looked around and saw DR Colorchip seemed like a good option. Then scratch is about an inch long but deep. If anyone has the best way to do it themselves, please let me know.
     
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    I’m not too sure brother but I’m sure someone will chime in soon. But you may want to post pics for better responses
     
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    Alright thanks
     
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    There are a couple ways to repair it properly:
    Both require damaged area to be sanded down and feathered out.
    first is to use a good rubber bonding surface filler sand smooth and repaint.
    the second is to buy a rubber weld repair kit, fill damaged area with plastic / rubber weld rod sand smooth and repaint area.
    You do not have to repaint entire bumper or panel just spot paint the damaged are with primer, paint then clear coat and mist. the area will get larger as you complete process so start as small as possible. the 1 inch scratch should end up 8 to 10 inch diameter if done correctly. then polish it out NOT WAX. Use polish to shine it up again.
     
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    My recent scratch
     

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    Good picture, - The tail lamp lense will also polish out using a good Polish PPG or 3M and a good orbital rotating polisher.
    the light scratch below can be touched up with dealer touch up paints, just fill in and let dry as many times as it take to fill scratch when paint thickness is higher than car paint surface, wet sand till smooth and polish.
    the upper scratch follow above process.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I'll try that if the DR. Colorchip doesn't work out. I think that it's worth while trying.
     

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