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On the way to school another subie (outback :shake:) rear ended the forester at low speed. Damage wasn't bad and the frame didn't show any bending but I want to know if this can be buffed out with anything. Good thing the paint wasn't scratched. Thanks!



Sorry for the huge picture!
 

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I don't think so, you can buff the paint but not that black textured plastic I don't think. Try using some armor-all on it to see if it will clean it up but if theres any scratches your not going to get rid of them. I have a few little scratches on mine down low from backing up and bumping a cinder block when parking at work. The armor-all kinda hides them but there still there.
 

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Well I don't mind the scratches, there are only two distinct ones probably made by the license plate bracket but I just want to mask the white thats left on there.
 

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I use Mother's Back to Black. You apply it just like wax. I would bet that would go a long way to making your bumper look better.
 

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I think you'll be able to get rid if the white line with a little elbow grease
 

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back in the vw days I would suggest a heatgun, but I haven't seen it used on the grey plastics.. yet?
maybe try everything else first..:biggrin:
 

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Use only products intended for unpainted, grained plastic. DO NOT use any kind of wax...it will leave a white residue and you'll never get it off.
 

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I'll try the mothers back to black and if that doesn't work, i'll try the plasti dip. Thanks guys!
 

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DOOD! The size of that photo made the internet crash!
J/K Good luck restoring you bumper.
 

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Yeah, I'd say try some armor-all original for that.... Maybe afterwards you should go out and purchase the Rear bumper underguard? It'll match your paint job
 
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