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Well it finally happened. I scraped up my lip and now it looks like garbage.
Do you guys think if I sand and polish it I can make it look better?
Or is replacement the only option.
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I heard a new front piece is not that expensive, just the labor to remove the bumper sucks.

Did you hit it parking? I ALWAYS back in I still can't judge the front of this car!
You should always back into a parking spot any ways. The only time not to is when you are concerned that you may be towed. In that case pull in and crank the wheel
 

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I used to freak over that kind of stuff, too. Especially if it's a newer car. But as time rolls along I realized it's not new anymore and those things just happen when you drive this car. Wish they didn't. But if you replace or repair it then wait like you said he should wait till he sells it and then replace it $200 because it will surely happen again.
When the clock hits 120k, you will look at the car and remember all the happiness it gave you over the past 15 years and think how foolish your were when you were younger worrying about every chip and scratch. I loved my GTO when it was old, really enjoyed driving it and never worried! :) If it wasn't for the HC and Power Dollars, I would still be driving it!
 

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I'd take a blade and deburr the bottom lip, and not worry too much about the scuffs on the plastic piece.
I've removed the front clip and replaced a lower lip once. It's not a huge job, easier than you'd think but really unnecessary
 

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Well it finally happened. I scraped up my lip and now it looks like garbage.
Do you guys think if I sand and polish it I can make it look better?
Or is replacement the only option. View attachment 608317
Replacement is the only option that will make you really happy. First one I had replaced was damaged during delivery back in Jan of 2015. The dealer replaced it and the Tech assigned had never seen a Hellcat splitter before. He did it in record time and did a crappy job of connecting the plastic rivet thingys. I got it home and had to partially disassemble his mess and put it in right. I noticed that when you lined it all up it just snapped into place without too much fuss. Fast forward 4 years later and now being supremely over-confident, I pulled right into the Bank parking lot and scraped it up again on those concrete wheel stops. This time I ordered the part from the parts counter and me and the wife jacked it up on jack stands and literally changed it out in one short afternoon. Now I’m not much of a mechanic. It just took a slow approach and common sense, along with a few iphone pictures as I deconstructed and removed the damaged one and replaced it with the new one. Don’t pay someone to do it, it really was much easier than I thought it was going to be. Get the NEW part and change it out yourself, in your own garage. Utube might help too!
 

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Like FactoryWhiteInterior says above, it’s not hard to do. Just a lot of plastic rivets to remove and replace. I also did mine myself. Took about two hours working slowly and front bumper removal is not required. Part was right around $200 like others have mentioned. I consider it a consumable. No matter how careful, something always puts a ding or mark on it just from typical driving.
 

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@Valletta, Sorry that happened, but you are not the 1st or last to do that.
Here is the weblink for Eastcoast Moparts for OEM replacement.

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Since we are talking bumpers I thought this was also a good kit to install.
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Yeah, the front splitters aren't all that expensive. I ordered one from the dealership back in 2021 and I paid under $300 for it. I had a body shop put it on as I had damaged the mounting brackets after pulling my entire front fascia off the car due to not noticing I had overlapped a concrete parking bumper. When I backed out it snagged on the rebar post and ripped it and the attached fascia right off the car. The entire repair bill wasn't $400 for the part and labor.
 
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