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How to Repair a Scuffed or Damaged Car Bumper for less than $100

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I will take you through all the steps to repair a scuffed or damaged bumper on your car for less than $100. Everything from sanding and repairing the bumper to priming, painting, clear coating and polishing it. I even go through how to remove orange peel which frequently occurs. Check out below for all the individual products I used in this repair.

I got all the painting supplies from AutomotiveTouchup.
This link will take you straight to the page to match your car’s paint color.

Some of the other supplies I purchased locally and from Amazon.
Painters Tape: https://amzn.to/2So5p3V
Tack Cloth: https://amzn.to/2VdgRRS
Bondo Bumper Repair Kit: https://amzn.to/30ggsnX
Bondo Spreaders: https://amzn.to/3gr3sAx
Sandpaper Kit: https://amzn.to/2CBVdPN
The Random Orbital Sander I Used: https://amzn.to/3lShQCV

Check out my 2 1/2 year update to see how the repair has stood up: https://youtu.be/Z9lny1uA_To

Or if you just need to repair a small bumper dent, check out this video: https://youtu.be/1Y9kshx3sRY

Please note the links above may be affiliate links from which I earn a small commission on.

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Thanks for watching the video How to Repair a Scuffed or Damaged Car Bumper for less than $100


  1. First off, always use a block when sanding otherwise the sandpaper will cut more material under your fingertips.

    Prep sol is essential before painting. It promotes adhesion by removing oil and grease.

    When you use tack rags, work in one direction. If you work back and forth like he did, the captured dirt will be left behind on the panel.
    Rotate the tack cloth so the inner surfaces are used too.
    When you squeeze the trigger on the paint can, don’t start painting in the middle of the panel. Always start off the edge and finish off the other edge.

    Mask those areas you don’t wish to paint. If you use newspaper, be wary of the small holes found in newspaper. I use butcher block brown paper.

    If you paint the first coat in a horizontal direction, paint the next coat using vertical strokes.
    On a metallic job, the final coat is known as a fog coat and is not directional.
    Wear a painter’s mask. Cancer is not fun.

    Don’t paint outside.

    Orange peel is caused by too much material applied too quickly.

    The first coat of rubbing compound is coarse. You can also use 1500 grit wet sand.The second and third application of rubbing compound uses a less abrasive compound.

  2. For an amateur first time job – great work! The only way to get better is to do it again!

  3. I think after watching 2 min, I already know you'r gonna do great job, lol, classic.

  4. Great video, I am like you no experience! Thanks for doing this, helps take the fear out starting a project like this. Results look great. Perfection is for the pros, great learning experience!

  5. grab a 800 dollar spray gun and you wont get orange peel… 🙂 lol

  6. Just coming across this but did the way you fix it last?

  7. You’re a natural at telling your story logically and in consideration of your viewer. You’re also naturally likable, which comes across the screen. Great job on the car and the video.

  8. Your video was great!! Your honesty was greater. My dad taught me in 1956 if you make it “better” you have done a good job.
    Thanks for posting.
    You are a good man and your wife and son must love you

    Dr. John San Diego

  9. Nice work for a 1st time go! Thanks for the video! 😎

  10. You just saved a bunch of money on auto body work by doing it yourself !! Great Video!!

  11. I ordered the products. They took forever to arrive. The results were simply HORRIBLE. I should have left my car with the bumper scratches. It looks worse now.

  12. 👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏👏👏👏

  13. I think it looks pretty good. Well done!🎉

  14. I will be doing my 20 year old silver metallic bmw 118D for the first time soon… roof, right side and front bumper. Best do it in my garage although only half a meter on both sides to spare… 🤔 I will see how it works out.
    I do have an issue where a part of the paint is like a darker silver (long story… boils down to the fact that certain parts were replaced, but not the same lighter silver). How far need I go to blend it in with the rest of the car. Anyone have an idea? Also when painting I can’t cover my roof from one position so the paint wiould overlap nicely… okay to work in sections?

  15. Nice video. I hope your lungs are ok after all that spray inhalation!

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