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#1 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 12:53 PM
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Apparently someone decided to hit the back of my car (bumper) while parallel parking, leaving me with what looks like damage from a license plate that was on the front of their car. I have 5 phillips screw indentations and a little dent (I assume from their plate holder). The screws made little dents and broke the paint and the other dent is about and inch in length. Anyone ever have this/something similar happen to them and how much did it cost to get fixed? Do I go to the dealer or a friend? Thanks. ghead

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Apparently someone decided to hit the back of my car (bumper) while parallel parking, leaving me with what looks like damage from a license plate that was on the front of their car.* I have 5 phillips screw indentations and a little dent (I assume from their plate holder).* The screws made little dents and broke the paint and the other dent is about and inch in length.* Anyone ever have this/something similar happen to them and how much did it cost to get fixed?* Do I go to the dealer or a friend?* Thanks.* ghead
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thats the worst.... depending on where you drive and park your car..i'd wait a lil cause its bound to happen again... no matter where you go there is always ganna be that assh*ole that dont give a crap and it may happen again... mine is f'ed up to but im afraid that when i get it fixed its ganna happen again.. im already on my 2nd new bumper b/c while parke someone almost ripped it all off.. NO RESPECT THESE DAYS>>>> either way,... go to a friend! cheaper (as long as u know they are good quality!!) good luk...

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yeah. unfortunately i just gotten used to having these round dents in my bumper.

a complete repair is about $250 to 400, and has to be done right with the correct paint additive (it needs to flex), and color matching etc etc. chances are you may end up with the whole bumper in a different shade of colour, and there is no way to spot repair these things, always looks like crap if you do it that way.
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go to the dealer....they do a wonderful job making it new again....post the pics, lets see the damage.
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go to the dealer....they do a wonderful job making it new again....post the pics, lets see the damage.
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He's right. My rear bumper had a similar mishap. The dealer got it fixed for free ( as they thought it happened in their garage) and it's now exactly like new.

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Here is a pic of the damage. You can't see two of the indentations, but you can get the idea. People suck.

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