Scuffed or scratched?? You are sure to lose the hint of attraction and a glossy glow when your newly bought car undergoes the most atrocious deft cuts on the body. A scratch on the plastic bumper body is sure to leave you in fumes burning with pain and agony as to what could be done to remove those dark spots on the shiny surface. The dent on the body is a blow that needs quick and easy solutions that are affordable to a commoner. The first solution that comes to your mind might be an auto body shop! While not as severe as a crack or dent, a trip to a repair shop not only costs quite a bit, but they will probably need to keep your car for a day or two. If the scratches aren’t too bad, it is advisable to get them repaired on your own.
The best tricks to remove scuffs without any damage to the car body
Light scratches can be dealt with through the car scratch remover kits made to clear coat the dent and effectively hide them. However, deep scratches and scuffs can be addressed more extensively with procedures that, if done skilfully, can retain the first-hand condition restoring the color, contour, and texture. Let us now look at some of the easiest ways to deal with even the minutest of the dents in a safe, easy and sophisticated manner.
1)Applying a masking tape
Also referred to as the painter’s tape, this pressure-sensitive accessory is made of thin and easy-to-tear paper. It is used to treat car bumper dents in areas where painting the scuff might not be feasible. These tapes cover the mark with taped stripes, shapes, and decorative patterns.
2)Sand the plastic bumper
Sanding the affected area until it merges with the rest of the bumper might turn out to be the go-to option. The bumper cover needs to be washed thoroughly, and then sanding the area shallows the scratch and fills it with sand to restore the contour and the texture. Use firm pressure to smoothen the area for gaining a level playing field.
3)Use a clean panel method
It would help if you started by giving the car a good cleaning with high-quality car shampoo. This is to remove any dirt, dust, or smear on the surface before wiping it down with a clean and soft towel. Once you are satisfied that the car body has been cleaned from the foot to the bonnet, the clean panel method application can then use the coat with a wax, grease, or stain remover as the final touch-up process.
4)Prime the bumper
Specifically designed for flexible bumper bars, the bumper primer is designated to be highly compatible and provide good adhesion. Any areas left exposed by sanding will now have to be covered with a thin layer of primer. High-quality primers are fast drying and easy to sand.
5)Paint it down
Buff up the scratch at the start! This can be done with sandpaper. It has to be followed up with a surface wipe using a microfiber cloth. Apply the polishing compound. It is time now to apply the rubbing mixture. The residue has to be removed, after which the first two steps need a repeat. The final layer of the coat needs to be done!