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Hello Hello,
I bought a 2014 CrossTrek a little over 2-weeks ago and am VERY happy with the car. Unfortunately, there is already a bumper "ding"! Anyone know how to fix this other than a new bumper? HELP! I'll attach or email a pic as needed.
 

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Welcome WriteDean!

Sorry to hear about your bumper problem. Man what a drag, I know that's a heart breaker! I'll bet you will get some good info on how to deal with it on this forum. Glad to have you on board. Hope you can get it all worked out.
 

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Hey Bradt - Thanks for the reply. I sure hope I don't have to replace the entire bumper. If it was in a center area I could possibly use a bumper sticker, but not were it is. UGH!
 

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There does not appear to be structural damage (dents or cracks). Purely cosmetic. I think you can clean that up really well and then go look for touch paint that will match it. If you do it right, only you will know, others may never notice it.

I am sorry that it happened. Specially after only two weeks. I would not replace the bumper.
 

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Hi Everyone -
While the pic does not show it well, the spot is really gouged. Went to the dealer ship today and they sent me to a guy who fixes their plastic bumper blemishes. He said he could get it close, but it would be hard to match the texture. The gouge would be gone and the color would match though.
I also bought this - http://www.ebay.com/itm/111150417056?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Not sure if it will help.
 

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josemendez said:
There does not appear to be structural damage (dents or cracks). Purely cosmetic. I think you can clean that up really well and then go look for touch paint that will match it. If you do it right, only you will know, others may never notice it.

I am sorry that it happened. Specially after only two weeks. I would not replace the bumper.
Replacing the bumper would be over $500! So, not an option right now.

The area is not panted, it is the gray textured spot. Gouged too.. I think a trailer hitch hit me!
 

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Welcome to the forum. That gouge is a darn shame. Other drivers often forget that they do not own the space they drive in. We Subie drivers, however do own it and the bubble that surrounds or Xtreks. :eek:
WriteDean said:
andthereyouare said:
You could try plasti-dipping the black(dark grey) portion of the rear bumper.
Ok, I'k a newb.. LOL What is that?
Plasti-dip is something your you'll see as you flip through the pages of this forum. It is, basically, a non-damaging, non-permanent, vinyl coating that you can get in a spray can.
https://www.dipyourcar.com
 

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Plasti-Dip comes in a spray can costs about 6 bucks at your local home depot/lowes hardware store. It's the only rubberized paint you can spray on and literally peel off if your tired of looking at it. A ton of people on this website and other car sites have used it. Including me.

This is from our DIY section:
http://clubcrosstrek.com/index.php/topic,1328.msg14912.html

Here's is mine:
http://clubcrosstrek.com/index.php/topic,572.msg5537.html#msg5537

Here's a good video from youtube:
PlastiDip a WHOLE CAR - How-to by DipYourCar.com
 
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