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Cracked paint on rear bumper

Old 07-13-2019, 06:54 PM
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Cracked paint on rear bumper

So I'm a dumbass and backed into a dumpster. Yes, I have a backup cam. Yes, I saw it. Yes, I hit it anyway. I feel nothing but shame. No dents, but the paint on the rear bumper has a crack in it about 8 inches long horizontal. i don't think the plastic is actually cracked, just the paint. Any ideas on the easiest and cheapest way to repair something like this? Do I have to take it to a shop for a full repair or is there something I can do myself?
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:41 AM
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So I'm a dumbass and backed into a dumpster. Yes, I have a backup cam. Yes, I saw it. Yes, I hit it anyway. I feel nothing but shame. No dents, but the paint on the rear bumper has a crack in it about 8 inches long horizontal. i don't think the plastic is actually cracked, just the paint. Any ideas on the easiest and cheapest way to repair something like this? Do I have to take it to a shop for a full repair or is there something I can do myself?
Since you did not mention that you cared what it looked like when you are done, the "easiest and cheapest" would be to get a can of paint that matches the color or your bumper and paint away, after sanding the area.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:27 AM
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What about those “touch up pens” that they sell at the dealership, and on eBay. Maybe that would fill the crack and camouflage the crack? About $20.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:38 PM
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You can get "looks good from 6 feet" results with those pens if you take your time and try to level the paint. The paint can be taken down with lacquer thinner.
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