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Can cats leave scratch marks on cars?

It's hard to be sure, but that looks like single-stage paint (without a hard-wearing clearcoat). If so, it is relatively soft paint that could easily be scratched. Judging by the angle of attack (and ...
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Can cats leave scratch marks on cars?

My experience with cats is that they do enjoy sticking their claws into something soft to sharpen them. Cats will completely destroy furniture this way. The scratches you are showing are on hard metal ...
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BMW 1 Series (2016) Bumper Repair

It will most certainly be more expensive if you get a professional to repair this bumper for you. However, it will be a safe investment on your trade-in if it is restored professionally. We cannot ...
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I scraped my car against my moms and i need to remove the white scratches

You can use this method to pull certain types of dents. Here is one method to resolve the dent issue. Dent Pulling glue these plastic ding tabs to the center of the dent. You can find them by ...
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What would be the best and cheapest way to fix these dents and scratches?

There are a few ways to resolve this dent issue as the others have indicated. Another Possible Method glue these plastic ding tabs to the dents. You can find them by googling "plastic ding tab&...
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Cut and Polish: Looking for help on how to do my car

tl;dr: if you are new to cut and polishes, I would recommend starting with mild cleaner wax by hand. From looking at your pictures, you don't have major paint damage. More importantly, I don't think ...
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Can polishing compound ruin my car's paint job?

Yes, you did indeed apply an abrasive "compound". Polish materials come in coarse and finer grits just like sandpaper. To polish scratches left by a polish of a course grit finer grits are used to ...
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should scratches on a new bumper be painted over?

A photograph of the scratches would help immensely here are light scratches and damage in the paint can be removed with just abrasives such as T-Cut or Rubbing Compound. The bumper will only rust if ...
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What's the difference between a Compounding, Finishing, Buffing, and Polishing pad?

The key to understanding the differences lies in how car detailing and paint restoration works. The key word here is aggression, referring to the "rate of cut" of the pad. Here are the pads rated ...
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Can cats leave scratch marks on cars?

I saw my sisters cat attempt to jump up on my car and then slide down the side leaving scratch marks where there were non previously, so to answer your questions, yes, without a doubt cats can scratch ...
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100 Scratches, easy fix?

It would help to see a photograph of the damage. For small scratches, some cutting compound followed by polish and wax should yield good results with no need to apply any fresh paint. Edit Having ...
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How to do an amateur repair of a tiny ding on my almost new car?

What is the mistake a rank amateur at this is most likely to make? Honestly.. it's attempting to do it themselves. You mention: I am an OCD type I can pretty much guarantee that the result of ...
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Why should I clean bug and bird debris off my car?

Yes, you should try to remove it as soon as possible. When a bug is smashed into the front of your car all of its guts are allowed to mix together. Most bugs will result in an acidic goop that sticks ...
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How best to repair numerous small chips and scratches that are starting to rust?

If you want the job done right, then yes: grinding, filling, sanding, priming, and spraying are your best option. There are alternatives out there. Duplicolor makes color matched kits which allows you ...
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Scratch front bumper white car

Those scratches cannot be taken out using WD-40. It's a very good cleaner and lubricant, but is not a magic panacea for fixing paint scratches. You may be able to take it to a body shop where they ...
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painting over bare metal

As has been mentioned in the comments, most bumper covers are plastic. Usually (I think) they're injection molded ABS which is black. So the black may just be that plastic. It is also possible that ...
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if you can't see rust, you don't need primer?

Primer helps the paint stick to the bare metal, clean or not. Primer also gives it a good base for smoothness and matching. There's really never a reason not to use primer.
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Minor scratching on plastic fender/skirt

If it's a scratch just in the clear coat, then you can wet sand it with 2500 or 3000 grit paper and then use a buffer with a fine polish like in this video. If it's more serious, like down to the ...
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What would be the best and cheapest way to fix these dents and scratches?

The sheet metal on your door isn't terribly strong (which is why is is fairly easy to dent). Here's how I would approach the problem if I were looking for a "good enough" solution: Remove the door's ...
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What are the properties of a car painted using electrostatic coating?

It's not the application technique, but the material being applied. Chrome plating is a process where actual molecules of chrome metal are attracted to a surface using electrical current. It covers ...
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Paint light scratches repair

If the car is covered in superficial scratches then a good polishing job will work wonders. Take it to a reputable shop and behold how sexy you car has become. You can do it yourself if you have a ...
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What caused these scratches

The only two things we can say for sure are: These scratches were caused by something harder than the paint, and The thing that caused these scratches moved in the direction of the scratches. Beyond ...
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Can cats leave scratch marks on cars?

Yes, they technically can, but no, it's not the case in your pictures. A cat does have sufficient power to scratch a car (given certain criteria are met), but it will not do that unless the cat lands ...
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What's the best way to re-paint only a corner section of a bumper?

In some cases, it may be acceptable to do only half of the bumper. Color changes in the middle of the bumper are usually less visible than at the sides of the bumper. When I had bumper damage, my ...
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Removing scratches just using toothpaste?

Toothpaste is basically calcium carbonate a coarse material like a sand paper. i have used it to clean the car headlamp and rear view mirror.It gets ultra clean.though I have not used ...
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Fixing rough door scratch?

It's rusty already so this isn't easy task and you should consider if you are ready to do this by yourself. Might be easier to disassemble the doors and take them to the paintshop. This might cost you ...
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Is there is a way to repair the paint as the new car?

You can use a fine grit rubbing compound and a buffing wheel to smooth out the clear coat, which actually has the scratches. Part of the process of painting many vehicles is to buff out the clear ...
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What would be the best and cheapest way to fix these dents and scratches?

Fiberglass and Bondo. You will need lots of sand paper and strong arms if you don't have access to a compressor and air sanders.
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Paint is cracking and showing lines, like dried mud

This looks like textbook cracking. This is a failure that can be caused by a myriad of sources, from chemical incompatability of paint and clearcoat to improperly applied paint. Your friend's ...
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Ford Fiesta Light Metallic Blue Scratch Repair

Wax works, but it's a temporary fix Wax will "fill" in the imperfections in the paint work. However, as the layer of wax wears away (rain, washing) the scratches/dullness/discoloration will return. ...
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