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Black Mark on Front Bumper

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by SURFTACO, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Dec 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    SURFTACO

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    As we all know, the tacoma didn't come with a front license plate bracket, so i was forced to drill holes in the damn bumper! I took the license plate of the other day when i was washing the truck and noticed a black mark on the bottom edge where the plate is. Whats the best way to remove the mark and prevent this from happening again ? It doesn't look like the mark went throught the clear coat or anything, but im sure there has to be some type of remover for these types of marks. Thanks
     
  2. Dec 12, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    thats the black plastic bumper under toyota's paper thin paint
     
  3. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    really? you think so? doesn't look like it.........:confused:
     
  4. Dec 13, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    That would be my guess too.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    Wow, thats insane....any solutions?
     
  6. Dec 13, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    yes,get some touch up paint and put some clear rubber tubing on bottom edge of plate.or just dont look at it when u clean it.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    for the mark try goof off then but after just wipe it off with a wet towel
     
  8. Dec 13, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    Is the mark on the surface or does your fingernail get stuck down in it as you slide it across perpendicularly?

    A picture would be very helpful. :D
     
  9. Dec 13, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Thanks all, and i'm sad to say that its through the paint!! I'm not happy at all!! I would have taken a photo but its raining out. What now? whats the best way to repair?
     
  10. Dec 14, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    Once you can feel the scratch you will have to fill it, sand it, and repaint the whole bumper. I say use touch up paint then you can use electrical tape a piece on the bumper and on your license plate to limit further rubbing. Lastly, bend the plate up!
     
  11. Dec 14, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    Man that sucks. Aftermarket bumper FTW.
    Good excuse right?
     
  12. Dec 14, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    All you need to do is get some touch up paint in your color and go for it. No need to repaint the entire bumper for a blemish most people probably wont even notice. Get some clear boxing tape and put that over it after you've let it dry to ensure the license plate doesnt rub into the paint again.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    Alright, thanks for the help guys
     
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