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Old 08-03-2018, 01:44 PM
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Front bumper scuffs

Looked under my front bumper today only to find it scratched. Really bothered by it.. pot holes are really common and speed bumps are really really high and not marked, plus you can barely see them at night.
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Are scratches like these normal or should i be extra extra cautious?
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:45 PM
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I wouldn't be to concerned. I had 4 wheel alignment done yesterday. I was shocked by the state of mine.

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Old 08-03-2018, 01:45 PM
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I've seen worse, including the painted portion. You can only be aware & careful.
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:06 PM
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I found a curb grind (minor but still) on my back wheel I can't explain
We have to power though these things...
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:07 PM
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What really bothers me is i want to know when and how it happened
Often people park, placing the nose over the curb. Given how common this is, I suspect most do not know they are doing it.
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:06 PM
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Could you have hit some road debris?


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Old 08-03-2018, 05:48 PM
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I put a pretty ugly gouge under my front bumper / air dam the first month that I had the car. Very frustrating, but at least you cannot see it unless you bend down and look under the bumper. But - our front air dams are pretty low - it is really easy to run up on top of of a raking block. I try to remember to stop before I do more damage...


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Old 08-04-2018, 02:56 AM
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Itís normal. Imo unavoidable. No matter how cautious you are you will encounter debris on the freeway, like aluminum cans and such that you are unable to react to. And stuff like that will cause little scrapes and scuffs under the car.
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:56 AM
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Often people park, placing the nose over the curb. Given how common this is, I suspect most do not know they are doing it.
i always make sure i park far away from those, never been anywhere near them, or at least i hope so. im 100% its road debris or from speed bumps, they are really bad here, they are not marked by any reflectors, and they are really high. so i guess **** is going to happen no matter what
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:27 PM
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Heck I got my first dam scratch leaving the Delivery Center in Munich. Wake up call for sure, the ZHP is a lot lower than my 318ti was.
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Minor under-body panel scuffs

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Looked under my front bumper today only to find it scratched. Really bothered by it.. pot holes are really common and speed bumps are really really high and not marked, plus you can barely see them at night.
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Are scratches like these normal or should i be extra extra cautious?
Roads are often littered with debris - some small ... some large. Even running over a small branch at highway speeds could scuff your body panels. This doesn't look too unusual or horrible. It might even buff out with a little time, elbow grease, and polishing compound. A good coat of wax will help protect the paint from small objects that might otherwise scratch the finish.
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:13 AM
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Roads are often littered with debris - some small ... some large. Even running over a small branch at highway speeds could scuff your body panels. This doesn't look too unusual or horrible. It might even buff out with a little time, elbow grease, and polishing compound. A good coat of wax will help protect the paint from small objects that might otherwise scratch the finish.
the paint is chipped there is no paint anymore in that dense black spot so there is no fixing that, and around that scratch the clear coat seems messed up like there are deep scratches but they did not reach the paint, its a speed bump for sure. i remember once going over a huge speed bump going like 30 km an hour or more without noticing the speed bump..
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:31 AM
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Looked under my front bumper today only to find it scratched. Really bothered by it.. pot holes are really common and speed bumps are really really high and not marked, plus you can barely see them at night.
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Are scratches like these normal or should i be extra extra cautious?
How would a pothole scratch the underside of your bumper? And that would have to be one massive speed bump to cause those scratches.
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:36 AM
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How would a pothole scratch the underside of your bumper? And that would have to be one massive speed bump to cause those scratches.
Yeah i mentioned that i went over a massive speed bump while speeding a bit. You have no idea how bad speed bumps are here. Israel is a hell hole when it comes to cars and driving ***128549; its bothering the **** out of me because i couldve simply avoided that if i wasnt speeding. I simply feel like **** every morning lol
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:33 PM
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Touch-up dings and scratches

I would recommend using a product from Drcolorchip that works wonders on small chips and scratches. I've used it on my wife's Mercedes E350 and you can't tell there were any chips there before.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:05 PM
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Yes. You need to be very careful especially when parking. Many park stops are too high for the front bumper. If the front wheels touch the stop then it's too late to avoid scratches.
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:34 AM
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I would recommend using a product from Drcolorchip that works wonders on small chips and scratches. I've used it on my wife's Mercedes E350 and you can't tell there were any chips there before.
Lol i showed it to my father he just laughed and went away, he wont let me fix that **** and i most defenitely wont try to do anything at home.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:58 AM
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It appears you should have asked your expert father before posting here.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:40 PM
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It appears you should have asked your expert father before posting here.
lol my father is no expert he just doesnt care about cars, his SUV is ****ed up and he doesn't care
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:57 PM
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Rock damage. Nothing you can do about it.
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