: Chips and scratches



Brett
08-11-05, 09:10 PM
I've got some ships and scratches o the front of my Lexus from rocks, road debris, whatever....is there anyway to get those fixed or do I have to get the bumper repainted at significant cost?

Rolex
08-11-05, 10:00 PM
If it's just the clear coat that's damaged a good wet sanding, followed by a coat of polish, and a couple coats of a good carnuba wax will bring it back to life. Most auto parts stores will have a wet sanding kit you can buy. If the paint is chipped the only thing to do is have it painted. Touch up paint looks like poo IMHO, especially if over done.

powerglide
08-12-05, 11:40 AM
My buddy is amazing with the touch up paint.
From I have seen he cleans out the surface really well then takes a toothpick, dips the tip in to the paint a little bit then touches it to the inner surface of the chip and the paint gets wicked into the hole. He lets it dry, then does it again to build up the thickness. In the end its wet sand and wax like Rolex said. His repairs are almost invisible.