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Tried to clean off some tar/sap on the driver side bumper end cap and it bubbled up/cracked. Will eventually fall off, touch up paint on the way, but will only be temp. till I can get painted. Anybody ever had one end cap painted. Truck is fairly new 2015, silver with 11, 400 miles on it. Think it can be matched?
 

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Get the Paint Color photographically matched or order by paint code.
Where the end cap meets the fender the paint may have to be blended if the color is slightly different. Any good body shop can do this.
 

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Yes I have replaced both of mine twice now. Once for tar and once for road debris. I would advise that you pick up a new panel from the dealer, they come with primer coat only. Then take that to your local body shop and have them paint it with matching paint from the paint color code on your hood label. It is not really hard to replace but if you are not handy then have the body shop replace it too. Good luck and it will look good as new again.
 

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Thanks, I actually have looked at replacement end caps online that are ready for paint. Would rather drop that off than the entire truck. This is my 2nd Titan, never had to do this with the 2004. Will use vegetable oil next time to remove goop, tar, sap, etc... Works well with sticker residue on the window, and natural/ gentile. Can't believe the paint bubbled, cracked, and now turned white. I made sure to use soap and water to gently wipe off the sap remover that bubbled the paint. Then waxed it really gently to protect it till I can fix it. Kinda bummed, but such is life.
Thanks again for the info.
 

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Actually looks now like it might just be the clear coat that bubbled up. Has gotten flatter and looks a fraction as deep.
 

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Took truck to Franchise paint shop. They needed it 2 days and would cost 150 to 175. Then took truck to custom car place I had do work on my 2004 Titan and my 2008 350Z (both gone now). I went there to get look into my headlights being modified to HID. While truck was there they said they could do the paint on the end cap.
When they had it to do the headlights, they told me that when doing the paint and they started sanding, the spots came up and the paint was not affected underneath. The old can of tar/sap remover had basically fossilized the tar/sap. They buffed everything out and it is as good as new. Whew!
 

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My uncle accidentally hit my end cap with a trailer. The paint was totally chipped/cracked. I ordered sand paper, plastic adhesion, paint, and clear coat all from automotive touchup.com
I am NOT an expert in painting or anything that requires that much patience.. lol. But the results are awesome. I followed youtube videos that are posted by the site where I purchased my materials.

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Nice, that looks great, good job. I would be proud if I could do that myself. I will keep that site in mind for the next time.
 

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You can buy them allready painted. I seen it before I can't remember if it was amazon or eBay. If your bumper is the fully painted cover have a body shop do it. If your in a place that has tons of rocks and bugs get it wrapped. They have color coded wrap now that looks like it's painted for a fraction of the price and you can re-wrap it again at any time.
 

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Never thought of that, great idea. Might be an option when the roof starts to go.
 
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