Lexus IS200 TTE Bumper and Lip Spoiler paint repair
Lexus IS200 TTE Bumper and Lip Spoiler paint repair by Peter in Leicester. There is a fashion for white cars these days, but 10 years ago Lexus introduced a 3 coat pearle white called Riviera White. On a dull day, it looks white, but in the sunshine it has a wonderful depth to it due to the extra pearle coat. Following a coming together with a bollard the rear bumper was distorted and the paint crazed. You can see the damage in the first photo. To ensure the repair would last, Peter set about the crazing with a demel grinder to open out the cracks prior to filling and painting. At this stage (second photo) the owner was near to tears as the area looks so much worse than at the start.
As you can see in the third photo the end result was very good.
As the lip spoiler had started to split above one of the fixing bolts, Peter ground out, then filled this area as well, then painted it to match.