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Scratched Rear Chrome Bumper - How to fix it?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Palmetto Pete, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Apr 3, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    Palmetto Pete

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    So, I had my first accident with the truck this afternoon. I was backing out of the driveway and backed into a car. It scratched the corner of my bumper, the damage was not too bad. Does anyone know how I can get the scratches out of the chrome? Thanks in advance or any help ya'll can provide.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Not much you can really do. If its light, you can try a chrome polish to see if it'll help remove/hide it. Otherwise, chrome is a relatively hard plating that isnt easily repaired. The trick to removing any scratch is to reduce the surrounding area to a level closer to the depth of the scratch in order to make it less noticeable. Doing this w/ chrome really isnt possible. Put a sticker over it imo.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    Unfortunately refinishing chrome isn't as simple as refinishing paint. If your scratch is down to the bare metal, you'll need to put something on it to keep it from rusting. Maybe even some rattle-can clear... Spray the clear into the cap until it pools, then just apply some to the scrach via Q-tip. You'll see the scratch, but at least it won't rust.

    If your scratch isn't down to the metal, you may be able to polish it up a bit. Get a good chrome polish, and a polishing adapter for your drill, and try it out.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    After my chrome one got taken out by the plow guy, I had it replaced with a black one.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Color match it :)

    Friends don't let friends drive chrome.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I think that I will just try to do what I can with some chrome polish and eventually get my front grill and rear bumper color matched! Good excuse to get that done! :D
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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