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Nov 18, 1:59pm - #330086 
Scratch!

This morning i woke up and i noticed that on my back bumper there was long big scratches with traces of rubber or white plastic that rubbed on my car... it looks like some idiot backed up and hit my back!!! wtf..

anyway my question is how much does it cost to sand down and re paint an area that is 12 by 4 inches.. will they give me crap like we can't match your color so yur gona have to replace the bumper or re paint the whole bumper/car?

btw. my car is Black, year 2000 i dont think the black looks faded... (pic in profile) but how hard is it for them to match it..

well when i get back to torrance im going to go get some quotes.. any advice would help this is the first time some damage has happen to my car...

Thanks!

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Nov 18, 2:00pm - #330087 
damn that sucks. i hate irresponsible people like that. if i were you tho i would just save up for a kit

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Nov 18, 2:11pm - #330088 
uhhg.. i love the stock body of the celica... i love the way my car looks thats why i picked celica grin

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Nov 18, 4:46pm - #330089 
Have you tried buffing it out yet. Sometimes those things look a lot worse then they are. Get some Maguires X-Scratch and buff the shit out of it. If that doesnt fix it completely go get some touchup paint. To fix a scratch like that you will pay atleast $200


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Nov 18, 5:06pm - #330090 
meguires X-scratch doesn't really work for crap... i bought it but it only removes scratches that are barely visible from 5 inches away... like rough towel swirl marks or something..and even to get rid of THAT, you need to rub the shit out of it.. which isn't really worth it.

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Nov 18, 7:16pm - #330091 
so use the x-scratch thing?? ill look for it tomarrow.. when yu rub it does it will the paint still look good??? what does it do?
scared to make a simple scratch worse wtf

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Nov 18, 7:35pm - #330092 
got any pics??


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Nov 19, 8:22pm - #330093 
They will have to paint your whole bumper so they can blend the new paint with the rest of the body. I got mine done at TPR in LOs angeles, and they charged me 340, but I also had them take my wing off. Good luck, but I think it will cost 300 or so.

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Nov 19, 9:33pm - #330094 
I bought my car with scratches on it that I didn't notice till about a week after I bought it frown

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Nov 19, 9:49pm - #330095 
Originally Posted by crespo_h69
I bought my car with scratches on it that I didn't notice till about a week after I bought it frown


^^^ sane here...but i fixed it

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Nov 19, 9:57pm - #330096 
Originally Posted by PnOy2nv
Originally Posted by crespo_h69
I bought my car with scratches on it that I didn't notice till about a week after I bought it frown


^^^ sane here...but i fixed it


Same here! But I didn't like the way it looked and got a bigger one, lol.

J/K haven't fixed mine, yet, although I did get a bigger one.

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Nov 20, 10:10am - #330097 
i got keyed how should i fix it?
might as well add a pic

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i have other pictures but havent uploaded them

i got keyed on both sides... angry
the person that did it must not have liked me to go on one side and think to himself let me walk around the car and do the other side also

this pictures not too great but gets the idea through

the other side of the car is much worst

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Nov 20, 10:13am - #330098 
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Nov 20, 12:17pm - #330099 
Originally Posted by R3DLIN3GT
i got keyed how should i fix it?
might as well add a pic

Linked Image

i have other pictures but havent uploaded them

i got keyed on both sides... angry
the person that did it must not have liked me to go on one side and think to himself let me walk around the car and do the other side also

this pictures not too great but gets the idea through

the other side of the car is much worst


Hope you find the person who did it

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