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Old 03-24-2014, 03:54 PM   #1
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I am pissed, need some paintwork advice.

So sitting in the drive thru, some ** who doesn't know how to drive (or pay attention) taps my bumper and gouges it. she then has the audacity to deny she hit me and that she didn't feel it. Their two rice sized gouges in the plastic part of the bumper. Semi noticeable. Anybody have suggestions as to how to make it looks somewhat normal? Pic to come after I decide to cool off and go in the garage.

* I know it's minor but it pisses me off after putting all my work and sweat into it and then lying to me outright.


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Old 03-24-2014, 04:17 PM   #2
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I really can't tell what I'm looking at...
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I am pissed, need some paintwork advice.

See the circle looking thing right above the plastic? Result of a plate screw. How do I circle stuff in a picture? Never done it on a iDevice before
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Ahh I thought it was a reflection or something. Okay I can understand now what damage we're looking at.

I would take it to a body shop and see what they say. I've done some amateur paint and body so just looking at it I think it would be simple for a professional to repair with touch-up paint. The bottom valance is removable, right?
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Ahh I thought it was a reflection or something. Okay I can understand now what damage we're looking at.

I would take it to a body shop and see what they say. I've done some amateur paint and body so just looking at it I think it would be simple for a professional to repair with touch-up paint. The bottom valance is removable, right?
I was actually thinking that since I gotta drop in to the dealer anyways, got some minor issues where they did some work.

And I actually don't know. Good question. It looks to be.
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If its removable, it shouldn't be difficult to access the area for sanding and repair. The problem you might have it paint matching, but such a small area you don't know if it will be noticeable until it's finished. Black is difficult to work with.
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We will see come Wednesday, paint matching isn't an issue. I had the driver rear qtr, hood and trunk resprayed from surface imperfections. The dealer did really well and the match is very good
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We will see come Wednesday, paint matching isn't an issue. I had the driver rear qtr, hood and trunk resprayed from surface imperfections. The dealer did really well and the match is very good
I need to do this under warranty, but I just don't want to! I'm scared my local Ford dealer screw it up
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Y feel your pain! It's your car! Too bad that girl didn't recognized her mistake!
I probably won't paint it right now, I will wait until some bigger damage occurred... But that's just me, good luck!
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I was actually thinking that since I gotta drop in to the dealer anyways, got some minor issues where they did some work.

And I actually don't know. Good question. It looks to be.
What kind of issues?
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