Chrysler 300 Bumper cover repair

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Old 06-01-19, 02:05 PM
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Chrysler 300 Bumper cover repair

Somebody tagged my wifes front bumper cover on the passenger side near the marker light. (2017 300) I cleaned off the offenders paint, but I have two scrapes thru the top coat that need to be fixed. From the videos i have watched, it looks like the only way to do this is to remove and repaint the whole cover. Is that my only option? I have a company that will mix paint to codes but im guessing that this bumper paint will require something to make it more flexible than the regular stuff.
I havent asked them if they can mix that in too, but will when they open next week.
 
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Old 06-01-19, 03:04 PM
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You might consider an aftermarket replacement cover. For some model cars they are quite cheap, others can be pricey. Just depends on make/model/year and how big/complicated the cover is. It will come primed, but at least you'll have no prep work. If you're the adventurous DIY type you could even have a go at painting it. If you don't have a gun and compressor you could use rattle cans, but a bumper cover is fairly large to use spray cans.


Yes, there is an additive for the flexible plastic parts like bumper covers. I don't think it's overly expensive to add.
 
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Old 06-01-19, 03:16 PM
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Yikes, did a quick lookup and looks like aftermarket replacement in the $200-400 range.
 
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i have a scrape on my 2016 Grand Caravan LR bumper.
I'm just leaving it ... calling it a "birth mark"
 
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there is an additive for the flexible plastic parts like bumper covers. I don't think it's overly expensive to add.
I've used that additive before, it helps the paint to 'flex' so it won't crack. I've heard [but don't know] that hardener negates or reduces the effect of the flex additive.
 
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Old 06-02-19, 03:59 AM
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bumper paint will require something to make it more flexible than the regular stuff
If your using an OEM paint then flex additives are not used/needed.

They are available but are pretty much useless.

I tend to agree, leave it alone, as soon as you repair along comes another one!

My son has a nice round cut from an exhaust, my wife has a square one from a trailer hitch. Don't notice them at 70mph!
 
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