How do you fix road rash on a front bumper?

While parallel parking in front of work the other day, I brushed my bumper against the high curb. What’s the best way to remove road rash from my front bumper?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Parallel parking is hard, so it happens to the best of us!
The best way to fix the road rash on your front bumper is to repair and repaint the damaged area. However, the easiest way to fix the road rash is to use a scuff remover and scratch filler. Most auto shops or places like Walmart carry these types of products.
If you find the scuff remover isn’t doing anything, you may need to repair and repaint the area. If you feel comfortable, you can do it yourself or visit an
body repair shop
for a quote.
To DIY it, follow these steps to fix the road rash:
  1. Clean the area using a car-safe degreaser or soap and water.
  2. Sand the road rash using coarse sandpaper. Wipe away any debris.
  3. Fill deeper scratches with a body filler and let it harden.
  4. Once dry, use sandpaper to smooth the filler. Doing this will blend the filler in with the rest of the bumper.
  5. After washing and drying the area, apply a few coats of primer and let it dry.
  6. Sand the area smooth again using fine sandpaper. Once you wipe the area, you’ll want to apply two or three coats of matching paint.
  7. Once dry, apply a protective clear coat.
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