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Old 03-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #1
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Help: Which LC pad, sandpaper, polish for bumper scrape?

Hi everyone, I haven't posted in here in a while. I hope someone can help me out please. The car got a low speed tap (1-2mph) and I'm trying to figure out which LC pad to use orange, purple wool, etc? I was thinking of using Meguiars M105/205 combo for polish. The bumper did break a plastic bracket that holds the bumper aligned so I took the bumper off and I plastic welded the bracket with a soldering iron and some spare ABS plastic I had and bumper is lined up perfectly again. This is the first hit this car has taken so I want to do as best job as I can without going to the bodyshop.

I'm not sure if I need sand paper here as well and what grit? Can someone suggest what pad, polish, and if sand paper is needed? I am using a PC7424XP. Also, would I get better results taping off just the black sections and spray painting from a can (from paintscratch.com) then sanding/polishing, or should I use touch up paint (from paintscratch.com) then sand/polish. I'm not sure which will give better results? I also thought about using dr.colorchip but not sure if that would even be a good idea to fill it the areas with faded paint. Attached is a pic of the damage. The bumper is dirty and I wiped the damaged area so it looks deceiving and stands out more, but the bumper surface is still uniform, no dents or anything.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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First 2 pics are the original damage. So I cleaned the surface with a clay bar. Got some M105 with orange pad and M205 with white pad, a little wet sanding, and it looks a lot better. I'm just waiting for the touch up paint to come in and I will try my best. The damage is a lot less than it looks because I zoomed in so much. The black scrapes are pretty small and hopefully will look a lot better once I touch up with paint. Wish me luck!
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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I'm interested to see the results. I have something similar on my bumper from the previous owner. I haven't had the guts to use touch up paint yet.
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The paint came in last night, I will do this on Saturday and post some pics of the results. I plan on raising the paint with a few coats and then sanding it down and leveling, so hopefully you can not tell it was touched up. All I can say is, after using the M105/205 is that I feel I have to do the whole car now because it left the paint so glossy and smooth.
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The paint came in last night, I will do this on Saturday and post some pics of the results. I plan on raising the paint with a few coats and then sanding it down and leveling, so hopefully you can not tell it was touched up. All I can say is, after using the M105/205 is that I feel I have to do the whole car now because it left the paint so glossy and smooth.
Definitely makes the paint look great. Make sure you clay before compounding and polishing.
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