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      03-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #23
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Me too have one of this curb rash under my bumper and also have a side one. I just bought the Bavarian Touch up paint 354 color code. I will wet sand it with 2000 grit sandpaper, paint it, and do a good buff. I will keep you all posted.
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Man, you can make that 80% better with $30 for sure. Get some touchup, get some lacquer thinner, get a little abrasive polish if you don't have some. Hit the area with the abrasive to remove any transfer. Touch up lightly (as mentioned), let dry, repeat...light, light coats, looks like you'll need a few. If you get a blob, dab with thinner. After last coat, let it dry an hour, lightly rub with thinner... golden.
Thanks for the tips!

Where can we find a good DIY on this? I ve seen youtube videos but dont seem to help much...
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      03-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #25
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Well this isn't the same thing I mentioned since it involves sanding, which I wouldn't do myself, but the touch up process is similar. autopia.org/forum/click-brag/70028-small-how-chip-repair-wetsanding-spring-cleaning-black-g35-56k-%3D-owie.html
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some splitters cover it up nicely.
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OP, an area that big will need spray paint to end up with a smooth surface. And because of the gouges, you will need to add plastic filler and then sand it down before spraying. It's not difficult and it can be done for less than $50. The most difficult part is to get perfectly matched paint. And red is one of the most difficult colors to match.
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