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Unread 10-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Some idiot scraped the hell out of my front bumper a few nights ago. >.< Fortunatley the damage is minimal, but there are some fairly large scrapes on the corner going right down to the plastic. I've seen touch up paint come in spray cans, touch up pens and spray gun paint. (I don't really want to shell out alot of money for a spray gun nor do I know anyone with one.) Between the spray can or the touch up pen which one do you think would be easier to repair the scrapes with? Here's a pic of the damaged area:

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I don't think there's much you can do. It's going to be near impossible to find the right paint in a spray can.
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You can check at an auto store or onling to see if they have your paint color, by code, in a can, and try to respray it and blend it in with the existing, otherwise you will need to take it to a body shop. And if you go that route, look online for a tutorial on how to remove the bumper your self and take just that in, other wise they will charge you labor for removing/installing the bumper.

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Quick search, i think your paint code is KY1, and you can find many different brand spray cans to touch it up. Or on ebay, i found a brand new bumper for $275 in that same color.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-2004-Ni...-/130613909784
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You can't fix it with a spray bottle . That's gonna ruin the whole bumper. There's a cheap method: put a touchup paint (pen or brush) on the black areas and the deep scratches. Once that's done use a clear coat touchup on the light areas to cover them. Here's a cheap place to get them Touch Up Paint and Accessories | AutomotiveTouchup

Tip: put some adhesive promoter on the bare plastic before you apply paint if you can get a cheap one.
You can also try Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0. That's going to remove the very light scratches and you will be left over with the deep ones.

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