As we all faced issue of the scratching bumper in the traffic very often and frankly speaking there is no way out considering the riding habits of Bikers. And such kind of scratches is really eye sore on neatly maintained car.
From many days I have looking for the solution to get rid of such scratches. Earlier Dr. sir had also given very nice information & his way of doing the touch ups but still the touching up the paints with paint brushes can leave the paint brush marks if not done properly.
I am really interested to use the Com-paint since many days but not able to dare to do so due to painting on car with spray is not that easy task. Recently read very nice thread for touching up the bumper scratches on teambhp regards with com-paint spray kit & decide to try out it.
Ordered com-paint value kit from there site of matching shade.
Link of the Value Kit: Com-Paint Value Pack Kit for Cars - The complete car care solution
Received it in 8 days after the placing of order as they shipped via road courier.
On Sunday morning decide to do the work by keeping in mind if anything goes wrong be ready for Bumper Repaint..
The scratches on the bumper
Few are very harsh
1) Washed car fully and properly to clean all the marks & stains.
2) The kit is come with 2 different grit polish papers i.e. 400 & 2500 Grits, used 400 grit paper as i am not experienced to use it. Sanded the scratched surface properly (always sand in perpendicular direction so that filler can coke up surface evenly & properly).
3) Take required amount of filler to fill up the scratches. Always remember take less quantity as it dries off very quickly. Applicator which is provided in kit is very good to filled up the sanded surface.
4) After the moment of truth which is application of paint on the prep surface. And believe me use of spray can with steady hand requires good practice else paint can drip off & spread unevenly. And being first time user i witnessed few paint dripping & uneven painting on the surface.
Also when paint is wet its very different then the actual car shade but as soon as it dries off the matching of the surface is become almost identical, lets say 90-95% accurate.
Paint when its wet
You can see the excess paint which I was talking about
The end result
Looks good but not perfect
So overall result of the job is I am satisfied but not 100%, Product is really good & easy to use, paint shade is also 95% matches with the car paint. From distance its really impossible to differentiate the area which got rework. On close look the difference can be identify but possible to hide the things if its done with better accuracy.
I am planning to do the job again to matches up perfectly but before that want to do some practice to handle the spray paint can efficiently to achieve more exact results.
Also I advice not to use it on body panels as it required more professional hands & practice.
Love to here your comments & inputs if any.