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    Senior Member Two Rings shadymg's Avatar
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    Bottom Corner Front Bumper Curb Scrape, AHHHH :-(

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    So i was an idiot and tried to park in a driveway that had a steep incline and i scraped the bottom right side of my bumper with the curb. Anything I can do to fix this? I can touch my hand on it and feel the scrape :-( and it's white

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    Senior Member Two Rings shadymg's Avatar
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    seriously? A special sharpie or your regular good ol black one?

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    you mean its not visible, you just know its there?? It'll happen again I know it hurts but just leave it be.
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    Senior Member Two Rings shadymg's Avatar
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    it's just enough to be visible :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymg View Post
    it's just enough to be visible :-/
    :-/ don't use a black sharpie, I'm sure someone will chime in with a good touch up product.
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    i scraped mine for the first time the other day. its painful. u cant see it but u know its there :( nothing u can really do about it...except touch up paint, or if your feeling professional, wetsand it to get it smooth first.
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    A shop scraped mine a week after I had the front bumper re-sprayed. And yes, even if you cannot see it...the fact its there will worry you or it did me. I had my body shop fix mine. They sprayed the area and "burnt" the clear in. Cant see or fill that it was ever there. But like they said you can just touch it up if you dont want to spend any $$.
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    dont wash your car, you wont notice it ;).

    I have a bad scratch on the rear bumper from a suitcase trolley at the airport. I dont wash it very often so that my blood pressure doesnt go through the roof everytime i see it

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    It happens to everyone.... the underside of my bumper has a few scrapes and my own driveway is very steep making my car scrape if not at the right angle. It sucks but just one of the disadvantages of having a lowered car although this car bottomed out a lot of places before even lowering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymg View Post
    So i was an idiot and tried to park in a driveway that had a steep incline and i scraped the bottom right side of my bumper with the curb. Anything I can do to fix this? I can touch my hand on it and feel the scrape :-( and it's white
    How bad is it? It happened to me once on the highway and there was a huge pot hole. Driver's side front wheel went in and the underside of the front bumper got scraped. I used the touch up paint pens from the dealer. They are not the best but they did the job for me. You might want to try your luck with that.

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    I made it until last Friday, scraped on an island in a parking lot. I pulled in 3" too far. I feel your pain.
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    how much were the touch up paint pens? I actually am owed a detail job by a place here, so i'm gonna ask if they will touch it up. I'll see if i can take some good pictures before and after for other fools like myself :-/

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    touch up pens are $17. They're decent enough to take care of those little scrapes - which are 90% bound to happen at some point.
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    $17's not bad at all. I added a picture...what do you guys think? :-( :-( :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymg View Post
    $17's not bad at all. I added a picture...what do you guys think? :-( :-( :-(
    That's so much better than I imagined it. I pictured a totally trashed under carriage. Buff it with some wax, see what's going on, then move on to using one of those touch up pens, this is a little baby!
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    ooh, i actually have wax. So you would suggest....

    1. Clean the area again
    2. Use the wax and buffer pad as much as possible
    3. Use paint pen?

    As i mentioned, it's getting a full detail in the next few weeks...so would you guys just wait and see what they can do?

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    Senior Member Two Rings shadymg's Avatar
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    yikes...so....how do i know if i have brilliant black or phantom black!??! I bought her used, doesn't seem to say on any of my paperwork

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymg View Post
    yikes...so....how do i know if i have brilliant black or phantom black!??! I bought her used, doesn't seem to say on any of my paperwork
    Brilliant black is a solid black and Phantom is a metallic black, it is pretty easy to determine which you have once you see both. Brilliant Black is only available on the A5 I believe, Both are available for the S5(I think this is true, I could be wrong).

    I used the touch up pens on mine and it worked out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twb0038 View Post
    Brilliant black is a solid black and Phantom is a metallic black, it is pretty easy to determine which you have once you see both. Brilliant Black is only available on the A5 I believe, Both are available for the S5(I think this is true, I could be wrong).

    I used the touch up pens on mine and it worked out well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1SickS5 View Post
    do i need to order clear coat, primer and base paint? or just base paint
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymg View Post
    ooh, i actually have wax. So you would suggest....

    1. Clean the area again
    2. Use the wax and buffer pad as much as possible
    3. Use paint pen?

    As i mentioned, it's getting a full detail in the next few weeks...so would you guys just wait and see what they can do?
    I would definitely do a little cleaning/ buffing - you can't hurt at all, you will do no more damage than is there already, then wait to get it detailed see what they can do, move on from there. IMO
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