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Scratch on front bumper

I came out of work and found my front bumper was scratched. Of course no note from whoever did it. Do you guys have any suggestions for detailing the front? I know it's a Jeep & scratches are expected but I've only had this one for two months... I figured if there were gonna be scratches I'd be doing it on a trail. Click image for larger version

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To bad your baby got hurt.try sum clear coat rubbing compound .ihad a deap scarth.with abuffer go easy then buff with agood wax.moose mobil out
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This happened to mine one day. After driving around the district at work, fuming over where it could have possibly happened, the only spot it could have occurred was in the parking lot at work. On a whim, I went back into the office, and asked "did anybody happen to have hit my car yesterday?" The secretary said "I did, but I even got back out to check if there was damage?!" Upon taking her outside, it turns out she had been looking in the wrong area of the door. She paid for the damage in full, and quite honestly I felt bad giving her the bill. I got three estimates, but the prices were all comparable. So for this little "ding" the bill came to $1123. Amazing how that small damage amounted to 4% of the cost of the vehicle. Expected the sheet metal of a Jeep to be tougher, but I guess all motor vehicles use the same thin crud these days.
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^^^^^^^. Someone hook me up with an edit ? ^^^^^^^^^
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I have 5 stone chips on mine now from the local council mowers.... 2 in the tailgate, 2 in front passenger door and one on rear passenger door. Have never caught them on the act but the chips mysteriously appear at the same time as the sude of the car gets covered in grass and its mowed.

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To bad your baby got hurt.try sum clear coat rubbing compound .ihad a deap scarth.with abuffer go easy then buff with agood wax.moose mobil out
I had considered compound, however isn't too aggressive? The matte finish doesn't have a coating like sheet metal or similar surfaces.

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I came out of work and found my front bumper was scratched. Of course no note from whoever did it. Do you guys have any suggestions for detailing the front? I know it's a Jeep & scratches are expected but I've only had this one for two months... I figured if there were gonna be scratches I'd be doing it on a trail. Attachment 114161
Eh, I think that's the plastic part of the bumper. DO NOT use wax on it, and I don't think polishing compound is acceptable either unless you want it to turn into a big white splotch, forever.

Now with that said, I'm not sure there is a way to fix scratches on plastic parts. It doesn't mean there isn't, just that I'm not aware of any.
However, what might... might... be an option... you could try Gyeon Q2 Trim. It's meant for plastic trims. You'll need to do all of the black plastic trim on the TH, but it's likely it'll also make the scratched portion look more wet-black and become less noticeable. I haven't used the stuff though.

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Eh, I think that's the plastic part of the bumper. DO NOT use wax on it, and I don't think polishing compound is acceptable either unless you want it to turn into a big white splotch, forever.

Now with that said, I'm not sure there is a way to fix scratches on plastic parts. It doesn't mean there isn't, just that I'm not aware of any.
However, what might... might... be an option... you could try Gyeon Q2 Trim. It's meant for plastic trims. You'll need to do all of the black plastic trim on the TH, but it's likely it'll also make the scratched portion look more wet-black and become less noticeable. I haven't used the stuff though.
Thanks I've never heard of this before.I found it here for $45 a bottle
http://www.esotericcarcare.com/gyeon-q2-trim/

It looks promising, I had hoped to get it sorted this weekend however that may not be the case and this isn't sold on Amazon .
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I usually put 303 Protectant on the exterior plastics (including the bumper) of the TH. Seems to cover minor cosmetic scratches pretty well.
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If that is the black plastic you can't buff it out. On our old RAV4 we got a nasty door ding that scraped the black trim also. The PDR shop used a heat gun and got rid of the scratch. It did turn out a bit shinier then the rest though so beware this method may make it more noticeable.
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