Originally Posted by EmpPenguin
Stupid me backed into a concrete lamp pedestal, and it left a very conspicuous mark on the left rear corner of my bumper. My friends tell me that I can fix it cheaply with a rubbing compound, or something of the like. I don't know anything about this type of repair, so I am wondering if the geniuses here at the forums can give me a few ideas on how I can remove the mark cheaply. You can easily see by the picture what color the lamp pedestal was, as it appears to me that I merely took some of the paint from the concrete and gouged it in my bumper. Any ideas on how to remove the mark efficiently?
I am surprised no one has responded to you yet. Sorry to hear you bumped your cars rear. I suppose rubbing compound is at least worth a shot. It is quite possible that the only thing that happened when you collided with the object in question was a paint transfer between the object and your bumper. Did the lamp pedestal happen to be white in color?
If so, then I would give the rubbing compound a shot. Just go to the store and buy a good paint polish/compound ,wet a rag, dip/apply product to the rag then rub away the white paint from the pedestal to show your original finish. Good luck. If you ever want to paint the whole bumper you can have a look at
**EDIT: Correction, I am not too surprised no one has responded as I just realized that the reason your post says "Yesterday at 10pm" is because it is now past midnight. ...time for bed!