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Begin by cutting a piece of matting. Make sure it's bigger than the affected area.
 
First you will need to 'key' the ding. This is where you clean up the area before applying the resin and matting. In this case, a piece of the rail had to be cut off using the razor blade. Then, sand down the edges of the hole to remove the glass coating, otherwise the resin won't stick. Do this slowly and carefully, as you don't want to remove the finish from any undamaged surrounding areas.
Pushing the foam in
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Next, using the toothpick (or similar, depending on the size/shape of the ding), push the foam a little further in. This allows the resin to flow in behind the mouth of the hole and anchor itself, so that it won't just pop out. Here, it will fill up the sponginess of the foam that's been damaged. If you don't want the finished fix to look too obvious, now is the time to paint the inside of the ding with some acrylic paint that matches the damaged section. The resin is transparent, so the paint will show through.

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