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Unread 04-17-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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I have a 2012 Mazda 3 that is skyblue. Last night after class, I noticed that someone backed into it. Thankfully it was dirty and the clear coat saved it a little bit from being 10x worse than what it should have been. I went home immediately and took soap and water to the scratched area. It cleaned up nicely. I then went in the morning to the dealership and for 10 dollars had that little area buffed and waxed. You cannot tell being 6 feet away that there is a scratch anymore and you have to be specifically looking for it in order to see it. Resell value hurt?

Check the attachment for a pic of it. The white stuff is just dirt I smudged off after the pic was taken.

The question is, should I forget about it or should I worry about it until I get it replaced?
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To be honest, I can't even see anything unless that center white spot is what you're talking about. I assume that's the sun/reflection.

I'd forget about it, **** happens.
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The scratch can be seen if you look into the bright part from the flash.

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Im sorry but I really cant see anything. Try one without flash?
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I saw nothing with a flash showed.

I reuploaded the picture with stuff underlined and circled.
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Honestly can't see a thing. Do you mean you're considering having the whole section replaced??
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That or repainted if it needs it.

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Well, if we can't even notice it after you point it out, I think it's fine. I mean I guess it's your new car so you want it to be perfect, but I think it looks fine. If you wanna touch it up, go for it. Touch up paint is pretty cheap, better than replacing the whole section. There's a chance the colour might not perfectly match with a replacement bumper, too. That is the bumper right?
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Yeah, that is the back of the bumper and as I said, you will never see it unless you look for it.

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I still can't see it. Don't bother with it.
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