So why not fix it yourself?
In this instructable we are going to show you how to repair a scratched plastic or fiberglass bumper cover on your own, in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost.
What you need:
- Factory-matched paint in a spray can
- Automotive spray primer
- Automotive spray clear coat
- Some sheets of coarse and fine sandpaper
- Scuff pad
- Cleaning towel
- Wax and grease remover
- Scratch-filling putty
Step 1: Apply Masking Tape
Step 2: Sand Bumper
Step 3: Clean Panel
Step 4: Fill Scratches
Give the putty five minutes for it to harden, then sand it using some coarse sandpaper.
You might need to repeat this step again in order to smooth everything out.
Step 5: Scuff Repair Area
This will help the paint stick and be more durable over time.
Step 6: Prime Bumper
Step 7: Paint Bumper
Apply multiple coats of paint from a distance of about 10-12 inches.
If you encounter any bumps, cloudiness, or what looks like "cat" scratches wait five minutes, sand again, and re-apply paint.
If you car is silver or gold and you notice stripes, following up with some vertical passes.
Step 8: Clearcoat Layer
Wait two minutes and slowly apply a heavier layer, overlapping each pass by around 50%.
Give the clearcoat 10 minutes to dry before removing the tape and paper.