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Old 11th December 2009, 14:46   #16
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Just let it be, you will repair it and it will happen again, believe me this is how it always happens for those who get irritated by these minor scratches, think of it as the beauty spot.
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Old 11th December 2009, 14:49   #17
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2 options :

1. Just let it be there.
2. get a touch up.

I chose the second one & Fiat A** did it for free for me.
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Old 11th December 2009, 14:59   #18
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I will say that don't do anything by yourself.
I bought compaint and its not that easy to use. If you car is new one then don't experiment. I had minor scratch on my bumper and i tried using com paint but it created a distinguished mark and also thickened over there.
Take it to some paint shop and get a touch-up, use good rubbing material and polish it well. generally nonmetallic paints will not show any difference
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Old 11th December 2009, 15:27   #19
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A whole new paint job is required (side panel + bumper) if you are looking to sell your car. If not, nobody cares if the side panel is a teeny weeny bit off colour than the bumper.

On the other hand if the paint has been completely removed in places and the bodywork has been exposed, it's best to get it painted to prevent it from rusting.

So my advice would be to get a touch up done only on the affected area. You may get the entire panel painted (maybe at the same cost), but repainting the bumper is definitely not required.
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Old 14th December 2009, 11:12   #20
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thanks alot everyone. i think i will leave it for this week. But i am sure everyone have seen the pictures. now based on responses I am slighlty concerned about the rusting part. how bad will it get if i just leave it.

otherwise i can take her for a touch up next week. again all based on your advice. thank you!
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Old 14th December 2009, 13:52   #21
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These black scratches are caused when plastic part of other vehicle sticks to your vehicle's body (during a low impact).

I see no damage to the paint.

You get these "nicks" removal kit (spray/polish etc) for 300-400.
Why do you want to pay someone for one time removal for 400?

This goes off EASILY.
And needless to mention - there is absolutely no need to get bumper replaced!

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Old 14th December 2009, 17:11   #22
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Fumigation will work, but yes you need paint since paint has been removed and thats the black plastic of bumper showing. Just let it be for now, do a thorough touch up/polish after few years instead, my 2 cents.
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Old 21st December 2009, 16:31   #23
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thanks alot all. I am letting it to be like that for now.
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Old 21st December 2009, 20:25   #24
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Instead of starting a another thread, i was wondering if there was a way to get rid of a coin/key scratch. I parked my swift in my college and when i got back some **& who thought it would be funny scratched the entire left side with a key or coin or something. And i had just got that side painted. I don't want to spend money painting it again but it's a very deep scratch, and very visible (even at night)
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