New Cougar Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
this morning as normal jumped in the car and proceeded to back out of the garage, well in my big ass hurry to get to work (not) i forgot to open the garage door <frown> and i have a couple scrathes and a dimple in the rear bumper. i can use some touch up paint but does anyone have an idea on how to get the little dimple out of the plastic right below the licens plate holder? or how much a shop might charge to fix it. the car (was) flawless and this really bumbs me out...... :( oh.....i did find a small chip in the paint on the lower part of the door, is there anything i should do to prep the chipped paint befor i put a dot of touch up paint on it? (guess its not flawless after all)
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Call your body shop and ask what they recommend - I'm sure they'll tell you some "tricks of the trade." Too bad about your car...sorry!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
ya......guess i wont be in such a hurry......hard lesson learned. it was the metal part of the door that got me.....otherwise i think it would have been ok, im going to hang a piece of rubber or a think towl over it just incase there is another blond moment, do you think i need to prep the metal in any way before i apply touch up paint?
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Prep the metal? I don't know about the 99's, but I know for a fact that the rear bumper on my 2001 is plastic. You shouldn't have to worry any about prepping before applying touchup assuming you didn't crack the primer off as well... Just remember to put touchup clearcoat over your colored paint when you're done to minimize the visible difference. For small little dents and dings, you should be fine. As far as that bigger one you were talking about, though, I don't know...
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
ya the rear bumper is plastic, i was talking about the chip in the door i also need to repair......sorry if i confused ya!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Well, as long as you're not chipped all the way down to the metal, you shouldn't have to do any prep. Just do several light coats of paint (allowing each to dry in between), and then a few clear coats and it should be almost invisible after that from 5ft + away. Best of luck!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
HA I did almost the same thing last week. In a hurry and didnt notic my dad parked behind me. Small chip on my bumper thast it. I just got the touchup paint in.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
well, it looks like that small chip in the door went right to the metal....a good deep one <frown> ill just try the touch up and hope for know rust i guess, :::smiles::: good news though i got my kkm this weekend....sounds sweet and throutel response seems snappier!
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top