What's the best way to clean plastic car bumpers?

I noticed a few small marks on my car bumpers. Is there a way to clean them to get rid of the marks?

Answer
I’m sorry to hear about those marks, but I’m happy to say that cleaning the bumper of your car isn’t like organizing your trunk—it’s surprisingly easy and takes far less time. Here’s what you need to do:
  • Wash the bumpers with a car soap
  • If you have paint transfer, spread a light layer of lacquer thinner over the transfer and repeat until the mark is gone
  • Put some vinyl cleaner on a rag
  • Wipe the area dry of water and lacquer thinner, then rub the bumper with vinyl cleaner
  • Use a toothbrush or soft brush to get rid of gunk as necessary
After completing the process, your bumper should look like new, unless you have some major cracks or damage from an accident.
If you were recently in an accident and didn’t have insurance coverage to get your bumper fixed, though, you may want to think about adding collision and comprehensive coverage to your car insurance. To do this easily, sign up with insurance broker Jerry—we’ll get you personalized quotes from top providers so that all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you!
Best of luck with cleaning!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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