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 autofixonsite.com 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!