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Hi there Dave, what has been mentioned is all very good advice, but what really needs assessing is how bad the damage is. (i.e. is it limited to the lacquer/clearcoat - or has the paint itself been gouged?).

If it is limited to the lacquer, I would advise 3M fast cut compound, then 3M finesse-it, finally 3M machine polish - all applied using a damp cloth in circular motion by hand. This will (with a bit of patience) get any lacquer damage sorted out. These products are available from paint suppliers and wholesale shops - not halfords.

If the paint/plastic itself has been damaged, then you will need to get outside help - the prices being mentioned are realistic - I repaired both bumpers (re-spraying the full bumpers) on a Nissan Micra on Saturday (plus a couple of dashboard repairs & scratches/chips) for 180 all-in.

Make sure whoever does the work will be doing it indoors - and paints the entire bumper (so there are no mis-matches or surface blemishes).

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