When you live in the city, you can't expect your car to remain unscratched - especially if you have to park in the street. That is the case for us and one of the biggest things I miss about living in the Midwest. We had a two car garage and a long driveway. So we found ourselves with a back bumper that got a bit scratched. That's not so bad because it was the rubber part. But the section above the rubber also got dinged and took the paint off in three tiny spots. What makes it even worse it that it's on our one year old Subaru. Of course, this never happened with our eleven year old Subaru. So I ordered a Subaru Ice Silver paint stick to see if we could mitigate the damage. The stick comes in four parts - a scratcher to smooth out the damaged surface, a thin application pointer for small scratches, a tiny brush for larger scrapes, and a rubber brush to clear coat and finish it off. We wanted to keep it from rusting or getting worse, but the end result isn't that hot. I don't think we smoothed out the edges well enough. I know it would cost a bundle to have this repaired at the dealer, and I suppose we will ask them to give us an estimate the next time we go there. So in the mean time we will just live with it. So it took about a year for us to have the first ding to our new car. I wish it would have been a little longer.