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Bumper Damage From Snow Blower

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by car78412, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Feb 11, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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    car78412

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    The blizzard of 2013 had burried my new 2013 Taco which is only 3 weeks old. While clearing my driveway, I hit the front bumper skirt with the snow blower. I can replace the piece for $106.00 + shipping or try to repair it myself without it looking real stupid. It seems like it is injected plastic. Would using a fine grit sandpaper smooth out the scratches? Is there such a thing as a repair kit for somthing like this?



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  2. Feb 11, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    I would just tape off the entire piece and plastidip it
     
  3. Feb 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    try a heat gun. should melt the scratches back in.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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    Or, if it were me, plastidip or Satin Black spray paint. That way you could touch it up. It's bound to get scratched again and that's an easy repair...
     
  5. Feb 11, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    X2. They should smooth out using the heat gun and then you can think about some polishing and/or painting.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    Thank you all for your suggestions.
     
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