In the 18 months I've had my '04 Salsa Pearl pkg.# 9, I managed to pick up two small paint scratches (not dents) on the rear bumper. clearly caused by other parallel parkers who happen to touch my bumper with theirs while they "squeezed" in. I notice all the cars these days have these stupid delicately painted bumpers, not like what we had in the old days where we occasionally helped others by pushing them out of the snow and things. Now they tell me these tiny scratches I have cannot be rubbed out because of what they say is "clear coat". I now have two estimates to repaint my so-called bumper; one is over six hundred dollars and the other is five hundred and eighty and no repairs are involved. Is this madness? A friend told me I can get a "paint pencil" in my color from my Toyota dealer, but the dealer says they have only a small bottle with a brush. I already know the brush method requires an expert which I am not. Has anyone had any success rubbing a little tiny scratch? Can it be done? I don't intend to spend over five hundred bucks and I'm afraid if I start rubbing when I shouldn't I might make it worse. Any advice, please?