Repairing That Unsightly Bumper Scrape

Bumper scrape

The First Step: Accepting the Bumper Scrape

It’s always disappointing when you hear that awful noise of car on cement. You look around hoping it wasn’t you, but you felt the impact – you know it was you. If you drive regularly, it’s bound to happen to you at least once. If you’re not the best driver, it may happen a little too often. Even if you’re not obsessed with your car’s appearance, you probably feel a little sad every time you see that bumper scrape.

What are my options?

There’s good news! Bumper scrapes are usually pretty easy to make almost unnoticeable with a little artistry. I can take care of most scrapes with some simple paint touch-up. The alternative is to have it sanded down and resprayed by a mobile service like or take it to a body shop for a full-panel respray. The cost for damage similar to the photo above would be about $250-$350 with a mobile respray service and about $600 at a body shop. They’ll have to keep your car for at least a couple of days.

How PaintCraft Repairs a Bumper Scrape

I can speak more to the touch-up option since that’s my area of expertise. In this particular case, I would very artfully fill the affected area with touch-up paint. I would squeegee the paint in, let it dry, and then gently rub off the excess paint. I’d repeat this process a few times since white doesn’t cover black very easily. It would take me about 25 minutes and look about 95% better. This particular job would cost you $125. While the paint is drying, our techs generally fix whatever else they can find on the car.

If you need your bumper scrape to be completely erased, undetectable to even a trained eye, you’ll need a body shop. On the other hand, if you’re just looking to remove the eyesore from a reasonable distance and prevent spreading damage without spending a fortune, set up an appointment by clicking here and we’ll take care of it!

We’re Here to Help

If you want more information about car paint repair, we’re always happy to help! I have been doing car paint scratch repair for 15 years. All of our techs here at PaintCraft are highly-skilled artists with direct training from me. Even if you’re not in our service area, we can point you in the right direction. Just send us an email! 

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