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Plastic bumper Hit the side of the garage and got paint on my plastic fender. Took it off with a brillo pad unfortunately. Left a dull finish. How do I get the shine back.

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Hi,
If it's just a solid plastic moulding and not painted, it will come up like new with any "nano silicone polish" used mainly for tyres.

There are also other products for plastic like "back to black", but in my experience leave a chalky deposit after a few months.

This is what the car dealers use anyways.

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Just hit it with some clear coat spray paint.

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10) Remove three of the plastic nuts holding the forward half of the plastic wheel well liner in place. It's not necessary to remove the plastic liner. You just need to loosen it up so that you can pull it away from the fender to gain access to the screw and bracket securing the bumper to the fender.

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