car repairs


Question by  Kaylene (93)

How can I go about repairing paint chips in a plastic bumper?


Answer by  JCW (233)

Get matching paint for the vehicle. Clean the area with thinner. lightly sand the chip if big enough. Lightly apply a few coats just to the spot. Wet bumper and sand the spot. Repeat till smooth and apply clear coat if needed.


Answer by  thelostone (1457)

IF you are looking for a cheap and easy repair that will look decent then you can try nail polish. If you want a more expensive solution but more permanent your local parts store can order touch up paint sticks for your car based on its color.


Answer by  chazeloff (324)

You have 2 options when it comes to repair. You can use a paint touch up marker that can be purchased a local auto parts store. Secondly you could hire a body shop to repaint the entire bumper. The first is cheaper.


Answer by  thudson (77)

Start with plastic primer, available in aerosol cans from an automotive paint store. Touch-up paint may be purchased here or at your automotive dealer, and can be applied with a squirrel-hair touch-up brush. Note: a mobile touch-up company may be able to repair your bumper for less money than doing it yourself.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

The best thing to do is to write down your VIN number. You can go to the the auto parts store and be able to find out what color the touch up paint is.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Start by cleaning the area. Use a clean cloth and some paint safe solvent making sure to get all the dirt out of the chip. Then use a touch-up pen to fill in the chip. Once it has dried then proceed to wet sand it smooth. A second application of paint may be required. Then buff the spot with polish.


Answer by  embockjr (709)

Lightly sand the chipped locations and spray with the special plastic type paint available in auto parts stores. The paint is available in many colors and is in spray cans.


Answer by  mrsmyers (474)

Use sandpaper to smooth the area where the chip is. Then you around going to want to find the same paint and apply it evenly so it covers the entire area and seal.


Answer by  James916 (539)

You need to get the exact paint for your vehicle from the dealership. They will be able to provide you with touchup paint of the exact color you need. Then you can repair the paint chips.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well start by cleaning the chips with a paint safe cleaner making sure to get down in them. Then allow to dry. Then purchase the correct OEM color touch up paint. Then carefully apply it into the chip. Allow to dry fully then carefully wet-sand the area flat. Then polish it back to a glossy surface.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, its better to take your car to the garage and have them to do it for you. Because matching the exact paint is not easy.

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