These photos were taken by a lease company (prices 2005).
The scratch in this photo is hard to see but it's 5cm long and was deemed to be unacceptable, the driver paid a refurbishment recharge of £85+vat, which would be the cost of repairing the whole panel (In the real world, It would cost you at least £125+vat to have a bumper repainted, and these days thats what you are more likley to pay in recharges for damage like this).
If you have a scratch similar to that shown on this page and you are wondering if and how it can be repaired, and how much it will cost, upload a photo to Ask the Experts and we'll advise you - no obligation.
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