Is it possible to fix scratches from a bare plastic bumper?
because its not actually painted, can it be buffed still? ive seen some people on youtube use heat guns to "revitalize plastic", but not sure if it will work on new plastic/scratches.
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Had it for two months now. It was an unfortunate mistake
I’ve seen a bunch of YouTube vids of people revitalizing plastic and scratches with a heat gun. It wouldn’t work in this case? Thought about buying one off amazonprochargedv8 wrote: ↑Jan 12th, 2018 2:29 pmOf course it can be fixed. Heat gun or buffing won't work but it can be sanded, and painted with textured black trim paint. Any body shop will be able to repair this. However it's down low and out of line of sight so you'd probably be better off saving your money.
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Heat gun works for very light scuffs, usually what you'd find on interior plastics, I can't tell how deep the scratches are from the photos, but you could pick up a heat gun at princess auto for $20 and give it a shot, but be careful as too much heat can warp the bumper and leave it looking worse.
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Sorry, my mistake. Looked painted in the pic. Don't use that stuff.
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so basically cheapest way is to hide it with an armour all type spray.pkrash wrote: ↑Jan 13th, 2018 1:08 amSorry, my mistake. Looked painted in the pic. Don't use that stuff.
They have Back to Black for plastic.
You could use an Armour All type on the whole piece as it will darken it and take away some of the light marks.
The trick with the heat gun is to not use so much that you make a mess and lose the texture too much.
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A competent painter can match and blend that texture no problem, adjusting the spray guns air pressure controls the pattern of the texture, just like matching factory orange peel, it's all about the blend, take the repair to the smallest point on the bumper and your eye won't pick up on the transition. Much cheaper than replacing the valance.tebore wrote: ↑Jan 13th, 2018 4:15 amYou can go found out how much that rear diffuser costs and just replace it. It shouldn't be as much as a bumper skin and it's unpainted so it should be a cheap swap.
There's no fixing it with "textured paint" it'll look off you'll need to paint the whole piece just to be close and end then It won't look "right". It's like fixing a popcorn ceiling.