Fixing light scratches on plastic portion of painted fender

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Hey All,

I took my JLUR out offroading a couple of weeks ago and caught the corner of a tree during my run (see attached pic). Scored some light scratches on the factory PPF film, fender, and black fender trim. I replaced the PPF film/buffed out the paint to take care of the scratches on the colored portion of the fender. I still have the light scratches on the black plastic trim. Any suggestions on how to clean these up?

I reached out to a local Jeep dealer to see if I could just order a new piece of that plastic trim, but they said I would have to get a whole new fender and have that painted (not sure if true, sounds like way too much for some light scratches). Anyone know if I could just swap out that black plastic trim or is the dealer correct?

I've also heard some people talk about using a heat gun vs sanding the area down and painting with some sort of black trim paint (such as forever black). Thoughts?
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Thanks for the help!
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Truth be told…I’d do anything possible to fix it if it happened to my Jeep. 🤣.
Haha unfortunately I'm the same way. Want to have my cake (go off-roading) and eat it too (have my Jeep look pristine)!
 

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Hey All,

I took my JLUR out offroading a couple of weeks ago and caught the corner of a tree during my run (see attached pic). Scored some light scratches on the factory PPF film, fender, and black fender trim. I replaced the PPF film/buffed out the paint to take care of the scratches on the colored portion of the fender. I still have the light scratches on the black plastic trim. Any suggestions on how to clean these up?

I reached out to a local Jeep dealer to see if I could just order a new piece of that plastic trim, but they said I would have to get a whole new fender and have that painted (not sure if true, sounds like way too much for some light scratches). Anyone know if I could just swap out that black plastic trim or is the dealer correct?

I've also heard some people talk about using a heat gun vs sanding the area down and painting with some sort of black trim paint (such as forever black). Thoughts?
IMG_4985.jpg


Thanks for the help!

Just sell it. :CWL:

No, instead, get some WD40 on a micro fiber cloth and take all that out in about 3 minutes,
 
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