How do you paint a scratch on your car bumper?

How do I paint over scratches on my car’s bumper? I ran over a big branch the other day and got some scratches that I’d like to fix.

If you don’t mind investing a little elbow grease and time, you can fix the scratches on your bumper yourself.
To paint a scratch on your car bumper, follow these steps:
  • Remove the bumper cover so that you have access to all the surfaces. The bumper cover (what we commonly refer to as the bumper) is the plastic piece that curves around the bottom of your car and is the part that has scratches.
  • Wash and dry the entire bumper.
  • Using 180 grit sandpaper, sand the surface of the bumper, then clean the area again.
  • Apply a body filler putty to any damaged areas in an even layer and sand it once more.
  • Apply a primer. After the primer has hardened, sand the ara with a 400 grit sandpaper.
  • Apply a coat of paint and let it dry.
  • Mix a clear coat with a hardener and apply two layers over the paint.
Your bumper should look good as new! Reattach it to your car and get back out on the road (avoiding treacherous branches as best you can).
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 11, 2021

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