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      04-13-2015, 10:38 AM   #1
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Front bumper paint fix

I had the car 6 months now and when I picked it up the front bumper was in perfectly good shape from the previous owner of 4 years. I go through one winter here in Toronto and now I have white spots (dings/pits) all over the place. 3M clear bra would obviously help but I didn't do it and now regret it.

Are there ways of doing cosmetic repair without re-spraying the whole thing before a clear bra is applied so it will look like new again? And I don't mean just touching up but making sure its smooth and looks good. Anyone have experience with this type of thing?
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      04-13-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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Its called rock chips.

I have a dark colored car so you can see them more visible. The only way to "repair" it is to get the whole thing sprayed over. Touch up paint may do the trick if you know what you are doing but it won't be perfect and you'll see little sports of paint in certain light angles.
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Touch up. Rock chips. Clear bra. Yup
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      04-13-2015, 11:56 AM   #4
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Well, I don't know what I am doing when it comes to paint at all. Looks like I will have to live with it or just fit an M bumper down the road. Its BSM so its very visible up close.
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Go to the dealer, get a paint touch up applicator. Put a drop on each white spot. Done.
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