July 26, 2012, 9:06 am
I am new to this forum so go steady on me!
We have recently brought a 2010 Ford Fiestz Zetec S (Street Pack) in Arctic White, and while my partner was driving home last night, she went over a higher than normal speed bump.
This has caused some scratches to the front bumper/splitter, about 6 in all, took the paint off (light grey underneath) but not made any deep holes/grooves,
What would you recommend I could use to try and get these out?
Touch up pen?
July 26, 2012, 9:36 am
the best and cheapest solution is to go down to halfords take your colour code in should be inside drivers door on a sticker, theyll mix you some paint in a little pot and give you some laquer.
get a realy small art style paint brush and put tiny amounts in the scratches till its about level , you wont get this perfect but dont worry.
leave it for a good 3 - 4 hours.
get some medium grade polish like t-cut or scratch restore, polish it with finger on a cloth and concentrate just on the small area close to the scratch, when it looks blended in put a small amount of laquer on (need a steady hand for this as it can look a bit crappy if you get it over existing good paintwork) then go over whole car or area with a light polish, i recomend g3 or autoglym resin polish.
thats the best finish you'll probably get by hand.
July 26, 2012, 10:20 am
[*]Thank you for the reply, most appreciative. Just to make sure I described correctly! As it is the plastic splitter, it is more like a rubbing from the speed bump, yes they are scratches about 6 , but not the conventional ones you would get say from a key or sharp finger nail. I have never attempted anything like this before, so the most easiest or shall we say "less damage i could further cause" solutiuon would be brilliant!
July 26, 2012, 3:01 pm
[color=#0000ff][size=5][font=comic sans ms,cursive]If you think that the marks are a deposit from the speed bump and on the surface of the paint, they can be removed with a mild abrasive metal polish or even toothpaste then use T cut and then car polish. if the speed bump has removed the bumper paint then do as raskL Phil suggested.[/font][/size][/color]
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