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Opinion on spray paint repair

The bumper on my 911 was resprayed a couple years ago. I think it was done cheaply, with the paint shop just masking off the trim instead of removing it. Anyway, the clear coat is peeling away in 3 or 4 places where there is an edge. The worst spots are where it's peeling away from the headlight washer nozzles. It's not peeling or failing anywhere except where there's an edge.

This car is a driver and I don't necessarily need it to look perfect, so I thought I'd see if I can get decent results using touch up paint in a spray can from Paintscratch. I've never done this before but my plan is to remove the nozzles, wet sand the area with 600/1000/1500/2000, then use the Paintscratch paint to spray the base and clear (just in this area) and buff it out. Assuming I do a good job of it and Paintscratch provides a good paint match, do you think I can get decent results doing it this way?

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no it's not worth your time to try and do what your thinking .
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do you think I can get decent results doing it this way?
in a word..................nope.

take it off, remove everything and take it to a good bodyshop, explaining why you need it repainted so they know what's needed.
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Okay guys, thanks. Body shop it is then.
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