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Old 24 Aug 2012, 01:00 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Recently I backed my recently repaired Camry bumper into a stone wall and there is a 10 inch by 3 inch area damaged. No dents, just scratch damage to recently repaired area.

I sanded the area with a sanding block, where the damage occured and it shows black and gray spots and some original paint and the area is generally smooth.

I purchased some filler, a can of primer and car paint from a local tire place.

Is this all I need? do I need more tools or/and do I have to apply filler, or can I spray primer and then paint.

I have a plastic filler spreader to apply filler if needed. Is this adequate?

I now realize that this problem will reoccur and I do not want to spend $350.00 again.

Step by step instruction would be appreciated.

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Old 24 Aug 2012, 06:42 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:00:11 -0700 (PDT), bigrog98@gmail.com wrote:

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>Recently I backed my recently repaired Camry bumper into a stone wall and there is a 10 inch by 3 inch area damaged. No dents, just scratch damage to recently repaired area.


You should ask other places too. Or just google for articles on this.
I doubt there is anything special about Toyota bumpers that means you
have to only read about Toyota repairs or ask in Toyotal forums.
(unless someone says I'm wrong.)
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>I sanded the area with a sanding block, where the damage occured and it shows black and gray spots and some original paint and the area is generally smooth.
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>I purchased some filler, a can of primer and car paint from a local tire place.


Spray paint, right? It's impossible to do a good job with brush-on.

Is the paint meant for rubber, or vinyl, or whatever these bumper
covers are?

Is it Duplicolor paint or just generic paint that's approximately the
right color? Duplicolor might make paint that matches bumper colors
-- I don't recall -- but for that you do have to include the make and
year of the car, and look in the booklet that hangs near the paint.
They don't have all colors but the rest are available via the web. .
There are many colors of white and several colors of black.

There is one company that makes body paint to order, based on the
color code of your fenders. I don't recall what they say about bumper
covers. And I forget the companies name, though I have it in my
bookmarks, if anyone wants it.

I think they sell 6oz can's of spray paint and for cars wtih cleear
cut they insst you buy a can of clear coat, at $40 dollars a can = 80
dollars. But check on bumpers.

After you use an aerosol can, turn it upside down and spray until no
paint comes out. That will keep the sprayer from clogging so you can
use the rest later.



>Is this all I need? do I need more tools or/and do I have to apply filler,


It depends on how big the dips and holes are. Will they be
noticeable, annoying, if you don't. Is the filler apprropiate for a
rubber bumper cover?

> or can I spray primer and then paint.
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>I have a plastic filler spreader to apply filler if needed. Is this adequate?


That's probably enough, but it will probably take practice to do a
good job. I'd practice on a weathered 2x4, or maybe on the car
itself, but I'd be prepared to remove it all and start over.

>I now realize that this problem will reoccur and I do not want to spend $350.00 again.


Good point.

>Step by step instruction would be appreciated.
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>Camry


If you get your car washed between now and the repair, don't let it
get waxed. (Although I went to a car wash exctly because I was
going to point the scratches a 30 minutes later, and I noticed too
late that the was light was on. I compllained, though it was too
late to do do anything, because it would take weeks for the wax to
wear off, and the manager said, Nah, the wax isn't that good . And
indeed, I painted the car 30 minutes later, and it came out great.
This was Duplicolor paint. I don't know if every color is that good,
but the dark green paint went on a car that was 10 years old, parked
outside, and I figured the paint mght have faded. But it matched
perfectly and I couldn't see where I had painted even 3 seconds after
I sprayed it on. Remember, I only did scratches, but I never saw
where part of the car was repainted and part wasn't. This was a '67
Pontiac Caltalina Conv. in Mariner Turquoise, painted iln 1977.

I'd look at http://www.duplicolor.com/products/ I don't think you
need everything they sell, but the filler primer might matter.... Well
t hat's for the car, not the bumper, so maybe not

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/bumperCoating/ For use on
thermoplastic and polyurethane bumpers


Ane when most webpages say Where to Buy, they mean where are they
selling some of the products we make. I've only seen one webpage that
says who sells what, and iirc it turned out to be wrong.
http://www.duplicolor.com/wheretobuy/

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/perfectMatch/ Ideal for use on all
OEM paint surfaces, So maybe that includes bumpers Sure sounds that
way. (BTW, you should stock up before they start selling your color.
I bought a 2000 a year ago, and even though the car is white, they
..don't sell my white anymore and they don't claim any other white is a
substitute.

Local car paint companies will mix paint to order, but a) they are
expensive. I forget what I learned about mixing small quatitites.
But the place I talked to would not put the paint in a spray can,
Maybe you can thin it and use a universal spray device, like the tube
that uses a baby-food size jar in the bottom. Be sure to tell them
you are going to let the paint dry by itself. That paint is
different from what body shops use, because they have a a hot room
with heat lamps to dry the paint. Maybe you could do that too.

http://www.automotivetouchup.com/ is the place that will make spray
paint to order. , They also have good instructional pages. I'd
read t hem all.

Get a spray can trigger, too, if not from this place from the hardware
store. You hve to get used to that too, but after you do, it's
easier to do a good job. Now that some aerosol buttons have gotten
bigger, some triggers won't work with those cans.

I don't kow if you want this or not,
http://www.automotivetouchup.com/sto...er_repair.aspx
and maybe you should look at what all Bondo has on their webpage.
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I checked the web for how to do it videos and did a somewhat satisfactory repair job. Only problem the paint code on my car does not match the bumper. It is more shinney. Why?

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I checked the web for how to do it videos and did a somewhat satisfactory repair job. Only problem the paint code on my car does not match the bumper. It is more shinney. Why?

I finally repaired scratches on bumber, after seeing how to do it instructions on web. One problem. The paint spray which was copied from the car code does not match. The new paint appears more shiny.

What do I do next except for having a pro do it?










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