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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-09, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Removing Other Car's Paint From My Bumper

I have a white car I bought used. The previous owner hit something orange or red with the front bumper since they're a large orange / red scuff mark.

How can I remove the scuff mark from my white painted bumper (a 2001 Town Car)? I tried polishing compound, it didn't seem to work.

Can I used some paint thinner on a rag? Will that ruin the plastic bumper cover or the surrounding paint?

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Re: Removing Other Car's Paint From My Bumper

White spray paint will work.
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Re: Removing Other Car's Paint From My Bumper

I'd like to ask the same thing. My car is old, lie 1992 old, so the white paint is quite a bit different than what would come out of a can of white spray paint.

Someone in a dark red car politely hit my back bumper and drove off, leaving a big red mark that I cannot seem to get out. The bumper is plastic, so I don't want to try to rub it out and crack the rest of the old paint. Ideas?
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Re: Removing Other Car's Paint From My Bumper

A bit of patience with a good cutting compound usually works . I have seen them in the b/shop using thinners once in a blue moon but they know what they are doing and if you dont you will knacker paintwork . I would not advise it .
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Re: Removing Other Car's Paint From My Bumper

Trust me, I take paint transfers off of cars six days a week, ten hours a day. Light duty lacquer thinner will work perfectly, or an adhesive remover. Don't be too aggressive. I've never damaged the exterior of a car with lacquer thinner and have used it inside and out.
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