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Old 11-01-2011, 06:01 AM
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Gotta be kidding me

Got home last night and, as usual, walked around the car. Noticed this at the right front fenderClick image for larger version

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ID:	299361. Besides getting the fender repainted, do I have other options. I calledy sa and he wants
Me to bring it in. Going in with with an advantage will help. Thx in advance
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:03 AM
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:12 AM
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Pics are not clear enough to understand what is going on. Is that just rub transfer? Is the clearcoat wiped through? Is it dented or just scraped?

It probably can just be buffed out by someone who knows what they're doing. I.E. not your dealer. Find a good detailer in your area.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:47 AM
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It is down to the plastic thru the clear coat. Not dented at all. Anyone know a good detailed in Atlanta area(close to Decatur)?
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:21 AM
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It is down to the plastic thru the clear coat. Not dented at all. Anyone know a good detailed in Atlanta area(close to Decatur)?
Since it is done through the finish you only have one option - paint. Should cost about $500 or so bucks!
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:27 AM
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Resulted from rock or debris? It appears to be a chip from the picture.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:36 AM
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It had to be something hard enough to take the paint off, but not hard enough to dent. I don't know.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:57 AM
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It is down to the plastic thru the clear coat. Not dented at all. Anyone know a good detailed in Atlanta area(close to Decatur)?
it's so minor I would not repaint that. You can buy a clearcoat paint brush, which is just that, clearcoat in a small vile with an applicator brush. Clean the area around the ding with some rubbing alcohol, allow to dry and apply the clear and leave it alone. The front end of the car is sure to get nicked and marred from road debris as the years go on. After it's to a point where it's no longer tolerable, then paint the bumper.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:04 AM
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Tj, if I just apply the clear coat, that will not allow the color (mojave) to blend in. What about applying the color, allow to dry, and then apply the clear coat?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:03 AM
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With something that tiny I'd just leave it. I scraped the underside of my front bumper on a curb and was going to have it fixed, but figured it's not worth the cost when it will inevitably happen again in the next 2.5 years anyway.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:08 AM
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Tj, if I just apply the clear coat, that will not allow the color (mojave) to blend in. What about applying the color, allow to dry, and then apply the clear coat?
Your pics are really hard to see what the issue is. From what you are describing, I gather it's down to the black plastic? Hell, in the pictures it looks like you have a blue car! I know you said above it's down to the plastic, but then you said "it's through the clear coat" so I got confused.

For an area like that, if you are down to the plastic, I have had good luck with Dr. Colorchip.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:13 AM
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it looks like you have a blue car. Take some better pics. It's really hard to tell the extent of the damage without seeing some high quality photos
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:17 AM
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Ok will provide better pictures in a couple of hours. Taken from iphone
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Hope these are better pictures. I am not the best photographer. Anyway, in the bigger picture it looks like one can't see the paint removal, but it is quite noticeable
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:25 PM
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there's no way you should paint the whole bumper for that. Find the color, I think if you pop the hood it will say on the front near the radiator. Then go to the BMW accessories page and order the color for dealership pick up. Then call the dealer and tell them you just ordered the paint stick and see if they have it in stock. If they don't then they will order it for you. Clean the area around the ding with some rubbing alcohol, allow to dry and apply the paint in thin uniform strokes. Apply another coat after it's dry if you feel that it's not level. Don't blob on a bunch, layer thin even coats. Leave it alone and enjoy life.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:41 PM
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+1, touch it up.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:43 PM
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With a little care and the touch-up, you will have a hard time noticing it when you're done - and you'll be the only one who does.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:07 PM
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Anyway, in the bigger picture it looks like one can't see the paint removal, but it is quite noticeable
OK it looks like there is paint transfer on the reflector as well. If you feel comfortable DIY, get some scratch X and rub the excess paint off the reflector and surrounding areas. If you're not entirely sure what you are doing and don't want to fook anything up, you can have a mobile detailer look at it and make some suggestions. What ever you do, you don't need to be spending some egregious amount to repaint the bumper, that's just overkill.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:18 PM
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With something that tiny I'd just leave it. I scraped the underside of my front bumper on a curb and was going to have it fixed, but figured it's not worth the cost when it will inevitably happen again in the next 2.5 years anyway.
I had the same issue the other day. The bottom side of the front bumper - touched the concrete kerb at both ends and was scraped up. Can't see it unless I get down to look. Decided to leave it alone and move on. I try my best to use the side/top view to avoid, but occasionally have difficulty gauging such obstructions.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:55 PM
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Hope these are better pictures. I am not the best photographer. Anyway, in the bigger picture it looks like one can't see the paint removal, but it is quite noticeable
How did this awesome havana metallic (same as mine!) become blue in the first set of pics is my question...
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:23 PM
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How did this awesome havana metallic (same as mine!) become blue in the first set of pics is my question...
+1 I was thinking the same thing, is this even the same car?
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:42 PM
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When I took the original picture, it was in the garage. At night(or sundown) the car does have a bluish tint at different angles. The beauty of mojave!! Anyway, thx you all for ur feedback.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:56 PM
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I had the same issue the other day. The bottom side of the front bumper - touched the concrete kerb at both ends and was scraped up. Can't see it unless I get down to look. Decided to leave it alone and move on. I try my best to use the side/top view to avoid, but occasionally have difficulty gauging such obstructions.

+1 mine can be seen if you walk to your car in a parking lot from certain distance....current thought is to leave it and do it at one time maybe in following years as there will be more coming....can't avoid these little stones flying at you as this many years I figured out.....still mad today after several weeks gone by.....
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