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So, this morning I was backing up with my EX, and I keeping an eye on the backup camera at the same time, however, I heard a tiny little scratch sound and I left the car to check it out, there were only 1-2 inches long very small (no dents or anything) paint of the wall got on my rear bumper. I tried to wipe it off with a micro fiber cloth but it didn't help, instead of a deep scratch, this more feels like bump on the paint of the car. I even tried using my nails to make that wall paint to come off but that didn't help either.

Any DIY solutions that can get rid of this? I don't want it to look less visible, I want this to be gone though :)

Btw, I do have Ding Shield coverage that covers all dents, dings and creases unlimited on the car, but this scratch I have does not fall under any of the categories unfortunately. I also have "Finishing Touch" paint protection, but in the coverage section it specifically mentions that scratches are not covered. Is it worth to visit the dealer to try? They may have the right equipment to quickly buff this off?
 

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I backed my white Insight into the front of my minivan (because I'm an idiot) and got a big black mark on the bumper from the van's license plate holder. Bug and tar remover, along with a microfiber towel to buff with, took it right off. It's worth a try!
 

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So, this morning I was backing up with my EX, and I keeping an eye on the backup camera at the same time, however, I heard a tiny little scratch sound and I left the car to check it out, there were only 1-2 inches long very small (no dents or anything) paint of the wall got on my rear bumper. I tried to wipe it off with a micro fiber cloth but it didn't help, instead of a deep scratch, this more feels like bump on the paint of the car. I even tried using my nails to make that wall paint to come off but that didn't help either.

Any DIY solutions that can get rid of this? I don't want it to look less visible, I want this to be gone though :)

Btw, I do have Ding Shield coverage that covers all dents, dings and creases unlimited on the car, but this scratch I have does not fall under any of the categories unfortunately. I also have "Finishing Touch" paint protection, but in the coverage section it specifically mentions that scratches are not covered. Is it worth to visit the dealer to try? They may have the right equipment to quickly buff this off?
You might be able to use this stuff to buff it out. https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-Mirror-Action-Cleaner-Polish/dp/B0002SQYRI/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=
 

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Before putting more than 100 miles on my Insight, I followed the instructions on this page to put a "sacrificial" coat of protection on my Insight:

https://guidetodetailing.com/detailing-tools-guides/klasse-car-wax-guide/

It has worked like a charm (rain is still beading on my paint job). They recommend doing it at the beginning of every season (four times a year) for best protection, but once or twice a year should be sufficient I think.

They talk about paint scratches on the site above, and your photo shows white marks on your paint, which leads me to believe you may be able to buff them off using Meguiar's G17216 Ultimate Compound and a dual-action polisher (the Porter Cable they mention runs around $120 on Amazon, but if you have a Harbor Freight in your area you can get a cheap one for about $70, which is what I did). As long as the "scratches" on your pumper aren't too deep, and it is mostly the paint of whatever you backed into on your bumper, you may be in good shape.

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-57-amp-heavy-duty-dual-action-variable-speed-polisher-69924.html

Here are the items I bought to apply the Klasse "all in one" and then the "sealant" (I did use the dual-action polisher to apply it, but you can just as easily use a wax applicator foam sponge by hand). I'm sure you can find most if not all of these items at your local auto parts store or big box store, or other online locations:

Adam's Detail Spray:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QVFD4K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Meguiar’s G17516 Ultimate Quik Wax:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O7PNS2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Microfiber Wax Applicator:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KWMWX2S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Klasse All in One:
https://smile.amazon.com/All-In-One-Klasse-Polish-10-oz/dp/B00CZD7QOS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1550970531&sr=8-2&keywords=klasse+all+in+one

Klasse Sealant:
https://smile.amazon.com/Klasse-High-Gloss-Sealant-Glaze/dp/B0002LBKFQ/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1550970531&sr=8-7&keywords=klasse+all+in+one

Microfiber Towels:
https://smile.amazon.com/Meguiars-Supreme-Shine-Microfiber-Towels/dp/B0009IQZH0/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1550970617&sr=8-8&keywords=car+microfiber+towel


For those of us Insight owners that are a little bit too OCD when it comes to the paint job of our new cars, the above article will definitely keep you occupied for a while. Just don't tell your spouses I mentioned it.
 

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I backed my white Insight into the front of my minivan (because I'm an idiot) and got a big black mark on the bumper from the van's license plate holder. Bug and tar remover, along with a microfiber towel to buff with, took it right off. It's worth a try!
Tried the turtle wax bug and tar remover from walmart, it definitely took some of the paint off, but it's still visible even though it's tiny, I might try the buffing method with polishing and stuff, thanks for the recommendation though! See before after pictures below.
 

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Tried the turtle wax bug and tar remover from walmart, it definitely took some of the paint off, but it's still visible even though it's tiny, I might try the buffing method with polishing and stuff, thanks for the recommendation though! See before after pictures below.
Looks much improved! If your paint were a lighter shade, it would be almost unnoticeable...
 

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Looks much improved! If your paint were a lighter shade, it would be almost unnoticeable...
The edge near the reflector looks as if it may be through the paint. It wouldn't hurt to swing by a body shop for their take on things. It doesn't look like it would be an expensive fix.
 

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I had a similar incident with my leased Honda Civic a few years ago. I was lucky enough to be able to remove the paint scratch with a Magic Eraser. Yes, those $1 Magic Erasers that you can get from the grocery store.
 

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Btw, I do have Ding Shield coverage that covers all dents, dings and creases unlimited on the car, but this scratch I have does not fall under any of the categories unfortunately. I also have "Finishing Touch" paint protection, but in the coverage section it specifically mentions that scratches are not covered. Is it worth to visit the dealer to try? They may have the right equipment to quickly buff this off?
Was the Ding Shield coverage something you purchased thru the dealer, or after your purchase? I have my first door ding (with minor dent) on passenger side, which I'd like to remove and have coverage/protection in future.

Does 'paintless dent removal' work best for ding repair, and is that what is covered? OR if fillers and sanding are required, is that included in the coverage you bought?

Any other tips/suggestions from forum on how you address door dings/dents when they occur...?
 

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Look like it’s thru the paint. If you look closely it appears as though I can see the bumper fascia material, it’s a flat black color. Good news is, your car is black so it’s hardly noticeable at all. The rest of it can come off with some rubbing compound. Start off with the red compound and follow it with the white compound and then wax the area. Should improve it slightly but I think you will still see it. You can get the compounds at Walmart or any car supply shop like Autozone or Napa.
 

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Was the Ding Shield coverage something you purchased thru the dealer, or after your purchase? I have my first door ding (with minor dent) on passenger side, which I'd like to remove and have coverage/protection in future.

Does 'paintless dent removal' work best for ding repair, and is that what is covered? OR if fillers and sanding are required, is that included in the coverage you bought?

Any other tips/suggestions from forum on how you address door dings/dents when they occur...?
PDR will most likely be able to repair the dent, if the damage is through the clear coat, unfortunately it'll need to be painted to be repaired properly, hopefully you are lucky and it's just in the clear. The way I test for clear damage is either with water, does it disappear with water, or I'll use a cleaner wax and buff it well. If the mark disappears, then it's probably in the clear coat.
 
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