Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - Second Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Ouch... Curb Rash Under Front Bumper!

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-21-09, 03:41 PM   #1
youngim87
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
youngim87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: ca
Posts: 41
Default Ouch... Curb Rash Under Front Bumper!

Okay, so I was parking my car and was not aware that I was so close to the curb and ended up running into it scraping the underside of my front bumper a good amount. The curb was maybe a little less than .5'' higher than the bumper and you can see the scrape marks on the front/edge of the bumper when looking at it eye to eye. What makes it worse is that the curb was painted white, and now I have white gashes and scratches on my bumper. Luckily the curb wasnt much higher and I didnt crack, directly run into it head on, or really mess up my bumper.

Have you guys done this to your IS's? What did you do to fix it (re-painting, touch up paint, wetsand & buff) or did you just leave it alone? Im thinking of possibly buying the lip kit now that I have cosmetically damaged my bumper, but would this cover up the bottom part of the bumper where I scraped it up?
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________
youngim87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 04:01 PM   #2
nmpeter
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (14)
 
nmpeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,445
nmpeter
Default

I haven't done it myself but I lended my car to
my dad and brother. they both drive SUVs and just Scraped my bumper. it's only noticable from underneath. I'd try buffing it out if I was you.
nmpeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 05:23 PM   #3
Sytfu_IS
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (4)
 
Sytfu_IS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 2,041
Send a message via AIM to Sytfu_IS
Default

Buy a ING front, it'll cover everything below the fog lights haha
__________________
2008 SGM Lexus is350 Nav/X-Package/ML
Sytfu ---> .
Sytfu_IS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 06:03 PM   #4
llamaboiz
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
llamaboiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Windward, Oahu
Posts: 11,031
Send a message via AIM to llamaboiz
Default

if you're not scraping under the front lip.... you're NOT LOW ENOUGH

fyi: under my gfx lip its all scraped black, be proud of it
__________________
MY CAR - 07 - IS350 Xpac
The meaning of the ropes click: HERE*
*Sat Nite Starbucks, 4/21 Pearl City*
*RA CruisePICS*
*HellaFlush AlohaKings 2, PICS*

"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them - Ronald Reagan
llamaboiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 06:08 PM   #5
Raider#81
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Raider#81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: ca
Posts: 34
Default

Just scraped my lip as well. I was driving to fast up the driveway at work and manged to scrape the side and under the lip .
Raider#81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 06:08 PM   #6
darkdream
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Socal
Posts: 2,185
Default

Its bound to be scrapped unless you raised your car...0.o
darkdream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 06:08 PM   #7
IS-SV
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: overlooking tech capital
Posts: 13,987
Default

A rash, sounds like TMI, just kidding.

My stock spoiler has scrapes on the underside, most of which I did with stock sport suspension springs. Now that I'm on Eibach 350's I'm more careful. Damage occurs when parking nose-in. But I'm not worried about since the scratches are all underneath. I am reluctant to add a lip, because I think I would damage it visibly soon enough.
__________________
Enjoying Lexus ownership and valuable interaction with actual knowledgeable owners, bored w/same old time-wasting redundant Chit Chat and fake sense of community.
IS-SV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 07:04 PM   #8
dangy
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
dangy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SoFlo
Posts: 1,595
jaydangy
Default

The bottom of my stock lip is all white. Rub and scrap All day!
__________________
Fortune Minds
Instagram & Twitter: jaydangy
dangy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 08:09 PM   #9
youngim87
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
youngim87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: ca
Posts: 41
Default

sigh... i think ill just have to get used to it haha! i guess i just de-virginized my car! had to do it sooner or later right? lol
__________________
youngim87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 08:11 PM   #10
Zinda
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Zinda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,171
Default

My stock lip has been cracked and scraped a billion times including taking out an entire pile of snow. It was actually pretty awesome when I took out the snow pile with my car!
Zinda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 08:19 PM   #11
Initial G
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (27)
 
Initial G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ca
Posts: 3,226
Default

This happens to everyone, even the best of us. I've done it but ended up covering the damage with a GFX front lip, looks brand new, like nothing happened.

If the damage is minor, I think you should just ignore it. No big deal. But if you're concerned about it, do what others have suggested, get a front lip kit to cover the damage. Good luck.
Initial G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 08:31 PM   #12
RMMGS4
Northern California Regional Officer
Trader Score: (4)
 
RMMGS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: California
Posts: 8,608
Default

Too bad you guys can't easily, mount a skid plate like I made for my wife's 1st Gen.

I made these skid plates for the 1IS and 2GS, but for the 2IS an alternative attachment method needs to be investigated since this has to be welded to the tow hook, which the 2IS no longer has.



Detailed pics here:
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f...tml#post764921

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
All in the Family

Last edited by RMMGS4; 07-21-09 at 08:36 PM..
RMMGS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 08:53 PM   #13
Isblue
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Md
Posts: 372
Default

I wish i was low enough to scrape... i use to in my old car, but dont have enough to afford bags or coils yet...
Isblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 09:36 PM   #14
Individual
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (7)
 
Individual's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: LBC, CA
Posts: 1,530
Default

It seems like for a lot of us IS owners, you've either scraped or are going to scrape under your front bumper.
__________________

Current: '12 SFP IS350 F-Sport
Previous: '09 SGM IS250 modded
Individual is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 11:18 PM   #15
Fizzboy7
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
Fizzboy7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Posts: 6,050
Send a message via AIM to Fizzboy7
Default

Nothing out of the ordinary. In normal, everyday driving, the front lip is going to scrape underneath. I have yet to see one that isn't. Just suck it up, try not to look at it, and move on.
__________________
auto, air, tilt wheel, and more...
Fizzboy7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-09, 11:18 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Auto Body Repair in Raleigh, NC moose66 Southeast 4 06-16-12 01:19 PM
Ice:1 SC430:0 Liquid SC SC 430 23 01-28-11 06:03 PM
Front Bumper Dent and Deep Scrapes after 6 month dealer service, what to do mercurymet IS F 10 07-16-09 02:02 PM
Bumper protection anyone w/ a body ki t& lowered GILLEXUS GS - Second Generation 27 12-04-08 07:33 PM
Front GFX Lip to cover up bumper scrape Cali_Girl IS - Second Generation 67 09-23-08 09:38 PM


Tags
buff, bumper, car, curb, fix, front, how, is250, lexus, part, rash, scrape, scraped, scrapes, white

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:28 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info