How do I get rid of black streak from my car after rubbing up against another car's bumper

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#1

I drive a 2005 Mazda 3 Hatchback. I was in a parking garage and tried to pull around a Land Rover (a much larger car) I cut the corner a bit too tight and the rear quarter panel of my car has a long back streak caused by the friction of my car and the Land Rovers bumper. I caused a small dent in my car as well. The dent dent would be far less noticeable if not for the long black street on the quarter panel. Can anyone recommend a way to get rid of the black streak?


#2

I use NuFinish Scratch Doctor to remove paint scrapes from auto finishes. You might give that a try.

Tester


#3

I’d try a clay bar first to see what that does.

As for the dent, check out a local paintless dent repair place. The ones I’ve had done have come out perfectly.


#4

Megieurs Scratch X is another product I have found that works. If not you need body work.


#5

I hope you left a note on the Land Rover as you most likely made a mark on his bumper. Just remember how you would feel if the same happened to you.


#6

Sometimes Just Car Wax And Elbow Grease Is All That’s Required. I’d Wash The Area First To Avoid Scratching The Paint. Wax Is Not Very Abrasive To The Car’s Finish.

I always try the least abrasive approach (like wax) first and work up from there. Too much rubbing and too abrasive a compound and paint damage can result.

CSA