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Look what my dumbass did to my WB chin spoiler. Any suggestions on a method to repair it or should I look into sourcing a new one?
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Agree, replace it with OEM part, or live with it until you really badly bang it up.
Since your chin spoiler isn't cracked, before you buy a new one, you may want to try improving its appearance by sanding.The procedure is similar to sanding a wood finish. Before sanding, clean off dirt and grime with a mild detergent solution. Use a 50/50 solution of vinegar (a weak acid) and water to smooth out the deep scratches and scuffs.

To avoid scratching, use silicon carbide or wet/dry sandpaper. It's usually black or gray. Immerse the paper in water for 10 minutes, then sand in a circular motion. Keep the sanding pattern irregular to avoid producing deep scratches that might remain visible. Using a foam block to support the sandpaper is helpful when sanding curved surfaces.

Run through the sanding grits in order from 220 to 400, 800, and 1,200-grit, finishing with 1,500 or 2,000-grit, depending on how smooth you want the surface. Clean the sanding residue with water after you're done with each grit.

If you desire a sheen, spread automotive clear-coat polishing compound on the surface and buff it with a lambs wool buffer.

Good luck.
 

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Since your chin spoiler isn't cracked, before you buy a new one, you may want to try improving its appearance by sanding.The procedure is similar to sanding a wood finish. Before sanding, clean off dirt and grime with a mild detergent solution. Use a 50/50 solution of vinegar (a weak acid) and water to smooth out the deep scratches and scuffs.

To avoid scratching, use silicon carbide or wet/dry sandpaper. It's usually black or gray. Immerse the paper in water for 10 minutes, then sand in a circular motion. Keep the sanding pattern irregular to avoid producing deep scratches that might remain visible. Using a foam block to support the sandpaper is helpful when sanding curved surfaces.

Run through the sanding grits in order from 220 to 400, 800, and 1,200-grit, finishing with 1,500 or 2,000-grit, depending on how smooth you want the surface. Clean the sanding residue with water after you're done with each grit.

If you desire a sheen, spread automotive clear-coat polishing compound on the surface and buff it with a lambs wool buffer.

Good luck.
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Or honestly, no one is going to notice, and it won't be the last time to blemish it.
 

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Dont make me upload pictures of my splitter

For a little damage like that, i dont thing its worth the time, hassle, and moolah to replace the whole dang splitter. Shes big, and low. Guarantee youll pick up a few more nicks here and there. Try the method posted above
 

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I would use a dremel sandpaper disc to smooth out the damage, apply some JB Weld 50139 black plastic bonder using a popsicle stick to shape and then sand it smooth. After it dries spray some dupli-color black trim paint into a paper towel and apply to the repaired area. A few years ago a local body shop used this method on a scratched truck mirror and it turned out great.
 

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they are by design, according to dodge, sorta disposable. cost isnt a lot, but replacement is a pita. If you are like me, that would always bother me, even "if" you were able to get the repair done so it wast as noticable. Id opt to simply replace it.
 
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