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Old 11-15-2012, 03:18 PM
TopazTim325 TopazTim325 is offline
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Originally Posted by 1sted View Post
The day after I received redelivery of my ED, someone "tapped" my parked car from behind. The result is a paint chip about a quarter-inch long and very thin, but it goes down to the black plastic and the car is mineral white metallic. Some chrome is knocked off the (Luxury) decorative strip. Maybe it's no big deal but I want the car to be perfect for at least a couple of months. It seems the strip can be replaced without removing the bumper cover. Do I simply reach underneath and remove clips holding it on, or is it more involved than that? I haven't ordered a new strip yet. From reading the forum here, it seems like Dr. Colorchip is the way to go for the paint. I will post some before and after photos. Thanks for any advice.
Ugh... sorry to hear that. Parking in SF is a real downer; people just have no respect for other people's property.

I've used Dr. Color Chip on my car and it works quite well. If it's down to the plastic, it might take a few coats/attempts to get it smooth, but keep at it because it's a decent product. Attached are a couple from some touch-ups I did to the rock chips on my hood. You'll see a few remaining chips... that's just because I got lazy and didn't hit them all the first time.

For future reference, I'd suggest the following for your rear bumper:

http://www.bumperbully.com/
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