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I want to fix some small scratches on my car can you give me some guidance on how I should proceed?

These are my scratches.

Rear bumper Rear bumper

Door handle Handle

Front bumper. Here the plastic has a deep scratch also. Frontal bumper

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    Looking at your pictures, I don't think you need any filler. Just sand down and feather the areas, use a high build urethane primer to fill in any low spots, and paint. If you need a little filler (I highly doubt you will) an icing product works well for shallow scratches. – CBRF23 May 15 '16 at 20:22
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    I agree with CBRF23 that you wont need filler. But if you do decide to use it be sure to use a type of filler that is meant for plastics. I used normal body filler on a plastic bumper and after a while it cracked. The plastic bumper was more flexible than the filler and it changed shape in the heat/cold. – MeltingDog May 15 '16 at 23:20
  • Thanks for your comments. I don't have any experience at all. That's why I didn't know if I needed a body filler because the paint was completely removed arriving to the plastic. I forgot to take another picture from a scratch in the front bumper which I need to level because it is deep on the plastic. – Maximus Decimus May 15 '16 at 23:33
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    Seems like one of these comments should be turned into an answer. – dlu Jul 25 '16 at 21:05
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Looking at your pictures, I don't think you need any filler. Just sand down and feather the areas, use a high build urethane primer to fill in any low spots, and paint. If you need a little filler (I highly doubt you will) icing works well for shallow scratches.

Another thought I just had, if the scratches were really deep, you could fill them in/build the area up with a plastic welder, then sand it back down to smooth.

  • According to my third pic, the bumper is deeply scratched. So only that case I would need a body filler for plastic. But still don't know a good one. Can't find any on the market. – Maximus Decimus Jul 25 '16 at 21:38
  • Even the third pic I doubt you'll need filler. Sand it down and feather it out - a couple coats of high build primer and good blocking technique will make that disappear. If you do end up needing a little filler, like I said, try icing. There are some products like polyflex which are marketed as more flexible, but I personally haven't used them so I can't recommend them. I usually replace plastic bumpers if I can't sand and blend scratches out. Not worth the headache imho. – CBRF23 Jul 26 '16 at 0:29
  • Another thought I just had, if the scratches were really deep, you could fill them in/build the area up with a plastic welder, then sand it back down to smooth. – CBRF23 Jul 31 '16 at 23:13

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