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OK, the first blemishes on my E have officially arrived (and they were delivered by a friend no less). This guy "tapped" (his word) my bumper in my driveway, and he left two vertical white scuff marks that correspond with the shape of his license plate frame. Thankfully, his license plate bolts didn't pierce the bumper, but I don't know how/if I can get the marks out.

I have seen suggestions of Mineral Spirits to correct problems, but I don't know if that applies in this case.

Any thoughts?
 

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[quote:70b7a202d8="lon777"]You could try using a mild polish such as mag polish. Another choice would be a great mild polish called Wenol.[/quote:70b7a202d8]

Thanks, I'll try that. I assume you can get that at a typical auto parts store like Pep Boys?
 

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[quote:756c02930d="isketerol"]Not tempted to tap this friend's car, let alone him? At least tap him for the cost of the repair.

Iskie[/quote:756c02930d]

Oh, I'm gonna tap him upside his head when I see him. I saw his parking job, and I was like, "Holy S***, you're almost touching my car." His response: "Well, I may have tapped it, but I checked and there's no damage."

I walked over and checked and it looked OK, but that was when his car was still parked maybe 1 millimeter from mine, so I couldn't see all that much, other than the fact that there were no puncture holes (that seems to happen a lot in this area). Then I got a closer look at the car after he pulled away, and there they were, two perfect parallel scuffs.

%@#$%@#% Ah, well. At least I got that first scuff out of the way. I'm sure there will be many more over the years, especially since I park it in a very crowded parking deck everyday.
 

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[quote:269b06c81c="hambone"]'helmut feels your pain'! sorry to hear about it...

if it is in the grey painted area of the bumper i would try a product called "GT 88". it is a scratch remover that is applied with a clean cloth. after removing the scratch ( or most of it ) you will have to re-wax with a good solid wax...

i have used this product for years now and swear by it !

good luck,[/quote:269b06c81c]

Thanks a lot. So the wax won't build up on the bumper and become difficult to remove?

At first, I tired this generic "Scratch Out" product that I used to use on my Chevy Blazer, and that left a really bad streaking pattern that took over an hour to get out.
 
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