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Old 19-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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Paint flexed - DIY?

Hi Guys,

I had a very minor bump a while ago which caused my rear bumper to "flex" and caused a 3 inch "crack" on the top of my rear bumper, you can hardly notice it, but i know its there!!!!

Been quoted £70 from a bodyshop to spot repair and blend in.

Im not trying to save money, more dont want my car covered in overspray/poor job fear.

Would it be possible to sand a slight "V" along the hairline crack, then slowly build up in layers with my Paints4U Touch Up Tin ( lacquer already mixed in ), then wetsand down/polish?

My only worry is that after wetsanding and i have reached "level" then there will be a nano amount of new paint in the "V" and the crack is just going to re-appear?

Any advice appreciated, as ive said not trying to save money, just dont want a crap /overspray/hassle you seem to get from bodyshops these days.

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Old 19-03-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Old 19-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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Any chance of any pics of it to give better idea of it.
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Cheers Andy, was hoping you would reply!!

I wanted to post a picture up but shes lost the camera atm. I will post a picture to the thread in next few days and pm you to let you know its there if thats ok?
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Cheers Andy, was hoping you would reply!!

I wanted to post a picture up but shes lost the camera atm. I will post a picture to the thread in next few days and pm you to let you know its there if thats ok?
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Thats ok just pm when pics are up
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More for Andy, but any advice appreciated.




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