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It was inevitable. I got too close to one of those concrete parking lot stops and scratched the bottom left front bumper. The scratches may need a filler like this one. J-B Weld 50133 Plastic Bonder Sand, prime, base coat with Duplicolor Universal Touch Up Paint BFM0414, Paint Code UX and then clearcoat. I would like to stick with the Duplicolor Clear Top Coat but it's a bit pricey.
I'm also considering Rust-Oleum Automotive Gloss Clear Enamel Spray Paint They are both acrylic enamels but their SDS show a few slightly different solvents.
Has anyone here used either of these clearcoats? If yes, what's your opinion of them.
 

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Check out Dr Colorchip, I've had decent success using that.
 

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Check out Dr Colorchip, I've had decent success using that.
Thanks for the tip. I did check them out but the scratches on my bumper are deep, down to the plastic, and will require a filler which their kits do not have.
 

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You're going to need an epoxy or acrylic filler.
Yes, mentioned in my first post. 3M purchased Bondo a few years ago. Here's a few fillers I'm considering. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bondo-Bumper-Repair-Kit-34-oz/17130347
https://www.amazon.com/J-B-Weld-50133-Tan-1-Pack/dp/B009EU5ZNO This is also an option. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bondo-Glazing-and-Spot-Putty-00907ES-4-5-oz-1-Tube/16927984 After the clear coat dries for several days I will use Meguiar's Ultimate Compound, G17216 and then a coat of wax.
I'm going to wait until the spring when the day temps here in TN get up to at least the high 60s before doing this repair. I'll post back pics of the before and after.
 
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