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Old 10-02-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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How do I repaint scratched on bottom of front bumper?

I drove my 06 Boxster over the top of acurb and scratched the front bottom of my front bumber. There are obviouls scratches plus the plastic has small gouges. I just need to repait it so how do I do it?Anything special I should know to do this. thanks

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Old 10-02-2008, 04:55 PM   #2
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Make sure you post what you find out. I did the same to mine on an unbelievably steep switch back turn in North Carolina, this spring. I was thinking about the aero package front splitters. They would cover the lower sections, but man are they expensive, for what you get. The pair is like 500 bucks from Suncoast, unpainted.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:11 PM   #3
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I would start with cleaning the surface to see what scratches actually exist.
You could get some normal paint thinner and apply it to a rag and then wipe the surface. Dont worry, the paint thinner will evaporate and not damage the rest of the finish. Once you evaluate the scratches, get some touch up paint from your local bodyshop or dealer and a fine brush. Touch up the scratches and see if you are ok with the results. If not, then it is time to get an estimate.

You wont be able to duplicate a base coat clear coat finish with anything at home or from Home Depot. If you just need some minor repairs and refinishing, you will be in the 5 to 700 range for repairs. A good collision center will be able to repair the cover without problem.

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Old 10-02-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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You have a few choices, some small, some larger.

1) Clean it up and paint the scratched parts with a touch up brush. This is a "20 foot" job that would bother some people.

2) Strip down the section of paint, fill the scratches with bumper repair product, like Lord Fusor, sand smooth, refinish, this would need to be a total bumper repaint to be done right.

or .. - anywhere in between
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:59 AM   #5
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You have a few choices, some small, some larger.

1) Clean it up and paint the scratched parts with a touch up brush. This is a "20 foot" job that would bother some people.

2) Strip down the section of paint, fill the scratches with bumper repair product, like Lord Fusor, sand smooth, refinish, this would need to be a total bumper repaint to be done right.

or .. - anywhere in between

I concur, I think those are basically your choices for trying to fix it. One other option is just to leave it alone and get over it. Nobody but you is probably even going to notice. With my car lowered a lot I've had to learn to just live with it and not worry about it. The car's going to scrape once in a while...

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clean the bumper and put some touch-up paint on it. i did the exact same thing when i bought my box. Sure, when you get on your stomach to look underneath, you see some scrapes on the bottom of the bumper. But touch-up is the cheapest and easiest way to fix that problem
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:12 AM   #7
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One other option is just to leave it alone and get over it. Nobody but you is probably even going to notice. With my car lowered a lot I've had to learn to just live with it and not worry about it. The car's going to scrape once in a while...

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Agreed. After you get it all nice and beautiful again, it will get scraped. So don't worry about it. But that wasn't your question.
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You could go for a skid plate. These used to be standard on 911s back in the day, now you pay for them aftermarket. I'm not sure they make them for the 987.

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