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    Fixing a deep paint Scratch on a bumper of a 2015 CWP WRX

    Hey Guys.. Well, I am going to show you a deep scratch and what I did to fix it. It looks pretty solid! Not 100%, as it will never look 100% without a complete redo, but it's pretty hard to tell. Still waiting on the buffing/polishing, but right now pretty happy with it.

    How'd the scratch happen you ask!? Well, a tool was dropped on the front bumper...

    Anyways, Here's the scratch!




    So the plan of attack since it's deep! Glazing and spot putty, wetsand, touch up paint, wetsand, buff/polish. Here's the tools!






    So I cleaned the area. I then added some glazing and spot putty using a cell culture spreader since it's a rubber tip that forms to the surface, but keeps a flat surface at all times over holes. It's essentially a squeegee, but I have this at my disposal and like the work they do! Anyways..



    Now to get off the excess putty, I used this!



    Its from Dr Colorchip, which I had laying around. Works extremely well. I then wet sanded with some higher gritts. 800 and 100 and 2600. This became dull. But it was smooth.




    I then added the touch up paint. I used a small artist brush since the brush that comes with the paint is HUGE. After some layers and steady hands, this was the after math.



    I did add another layer and I am letting that dry!

    So now buffing and polishing. I will post up pictures for after the process. But I am waiting for a day or two to continue the process to let the paint get harder. But so far, I am extremely satisfied and I thought I would share this. Anyone with body work experience, please chime in if you have more advice!

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    Fixing a deep paint Scratch on a bumper of a 2015 CWP WRX

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    I would've left it lol. Nice work though and good write up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    I would've left it lol. Nice work though and good write up.
    I as well.. My car has scratches all over.. But my other half, who drives it thought it was the end of the world especially since she's only had it for four weeks lol Actually since I've known her I don't think I've seen her so bummed out, since she was the one to drop it. So to be the great person I am, drove her to work, and did this while she was there

    Plus, I love experimenting on stuff I'm not too comfortable with
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkkInNj View Post
    I as well.. My car has scratches all over.. But my other half, who drives it thought it was the end of the world especially since she's only had it for four weeks lol Actually since I've known her I don't think I've seen her so bummed out, since she was the one to drop it. So to be the great person I am, drove her to work, and did this while she was there

    Plus, I love experimenting on stuff I'm not too comfortable with

    After all that work, get her a clear bra.
    The front scratches way to easy.
    I've seen your work, you could do the clear bra fairly easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TownLine500 View Post
    After all that work, get her a clear bra.
    The front scratches way to easy.
    I've seen your work, you could do the clear bra fairly easy.
    That's actually what I want to do! Just haven't had much time, but thank you for the kind words! I feel confident in installing a clear bra, and want to install one for her.. But it's been way to cold to do it, not that it's warmer its something I want to do! Now just time to figure out what one


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    That looks amazing Mark, great job!
    And I couldn't see any scuffs from the wet sanding fwiw
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    That looks amazing Mark, great job!
    And I couldn't see any scuffs from the wet sanding fwiw
    Thanks a lot man! I enjoy this stuff. This was my first true 'body' work. But I used a very similar technique on my curbed rims, only difference is I used bondo and primer on top of this stuff. I can't even tell I curbed them after the fix. Have to do it again though after all these potholes..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TownLine500 View Post
    After all that work, get her a clear bra.
    The front scratches way to easy.
    I've seen your work, you could do the clear bra fairly easy.
    The problem I'm having is finding sheets big enough.. All the rolls are pretty small width..
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    Looks great!

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    Subscribed to the thread for future reference. Great job on that, btw. Can't even tell anything happened at all.

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    Very solid work Doctor Rex, very solid work indeed! Glad to see that your patient has made a full recovery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOOBSTI View Post
    Looks great!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by JustGresh View Post
    Subscribed to the thread for future reference. Great job on that, btw. Can't even tell anything happened at all.
    Thanks a lot man! Hope you don't have to use it.. But if you do, hope it helps! I'm going to give this a shot on some of my deeper chips now, that I've got it under the belt! Always got to try on her car first, then yours right!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Germz to Japz View Post
    Very solid work Doctor Rex, very solid work indeed! Glad to see that your patient has made a full recovery!
    Thanks man! My patients usually make a recovery!



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    Ugh, come fix mine. I immediately gouged a hole in the front bumper hitting the corner of a battery charger in our garage. I may or may not have cried about it. I actually contemplated paying the $400 or whatever it would be for a shop to fix it. I'm kind of over it now...but I still think about it and know it's lurking there.
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