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Posted by ///M3Russ on October 04, 2000 at 00:32:57:

In Reply to: scratches/touch up paint posted by Gordon Shumway on October 03, 2000 at 09:57:58:

In regard to the hairline scratches if they only are in the clear coat, I would wet sand using 2000 grit sand paper, then buff out with compound then change your buff pad, replace and buff a glaze, then wax it. In regards to the bumper it is always best to have them refinished as touch up paint generally is noticeable on bumpers. If you were located anywhere near me I could refinish an entire bumper for about hundred. My coworker and I (Color Jet Automotive Inc.) travel to diff't car dealerships around Middle Georgia removing scratches, touch up, and painting bumpers and some panels. If you take it to a body shop have them shoot the entire bumper rather than blend into the problem area this will prevent any noticeable discrepancies in color (This is applicable to good body shops of course, trust me there are alot of scandalous ones out there.

I have a 93 318 conv. I bought it used and it has several hairline scratches, and some serious scratches on the bottom front bumper. Does anyone have any advice on what to do? Should I use rubbing compound, some sort of scratch filler, or use touch up paint? The color is the metalic burgandy--I think it is called Calypso Red.

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