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Old 04-08-2019, 04:08 PM
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I can do this repair myself. Plan on pulling the rear valance panel off to straighten the dent. The grey bumper will sand down. Itís very possible I will need some filler. What is recommended for a C7 rear bumper?

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Old 04-08-2019, 04:21 PM
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Both parts are plastic... there's nothing to straighten other than put some heat into anything that's got bend and hope the plastic memory will get it back. As for repair product, again, it's just plastic like any other car. Are you a painter? If not, I would touch them up and move on. Looks like your car is shark grey which can be difficult to match without blending.
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:21 PM
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touch it up for now and leave it alone
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:56 PM
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yeah. i would just touch it up and live with it for now. just part of daily driving.
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The LAST THING you want to do...due to you are not in the profession and have the correct stuff (related to materials) is to sand down the bumper and expose the raw un-primed urethane.

Touching this up will be a bit of a challenge due to the color..... but I also agree...touch it up and forget about it due to I can only assume it is on the bottom of the bumper due to your photo was taken too close up so I cannot tell actually where it is located.

It could be air brushed in...but by the photo I cannot tell if the white reside on the gray painted area of the bumper is just paint or if it is actually gouged out.

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Old 04-09-2019, 11:31 AM
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The shark grey bumper looks gouged. technically it was a bad scrape.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by HAD2HAV2 View Post
The shark grey bumper looks gouged. technically it was a bad scrape.
But I have also seen damage that looks just like this be thick paint residue left behind and it could be polished off.

About week or so ago I had a C6 stop by that grazed a metal pole in a parking lot that was painted yellow and his car is yellow and when he buffed if off with my buffer ( while being tutored ion how to use it)....there was literally no major damage but it looked hideous when he stopped by and one would think it needed to be painted.

Photos can be deceiving.

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