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Old 02-21-2014, 08:28 AM   #1
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:30 AM   #2
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:58 AM   #3
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Did you back into something or drop something on it? Ouch!
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:59 AM   #4
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Had to fix for u.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:59 AM   #5
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:00 AM   #6
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:01 AM   #7
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You should post this in the general section, it could happen to anyone.
I guess a trip to the body shop is next.... :(
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:02 AM   #8
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:06 AM   #9
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A space in the parking garage at work has a pole at the back of it on one side.

I know it is there, generally, and avoid that space.

For some reason, I was in a hurry, went too fast backing in, and forgot the pole was there.

This was particularly idiotic since the car does have the sensors and the camera.

I can't get those seconds back.

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Old 02-21-2014, 09:09 AM   #10
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Anybody wanna ballpark guess what this will cost to fix?
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:12 AM   #11
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Anybody wanna ballpark guess what this will cost to fix?
$700-$800 max. Bumper is repairable. Defuser will have to be replaced. 4-5 hours labor (remove, repair & paint, reinstall). Paint. Defuser.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:13 AM   #12
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:14 AM   #13
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$700-$800 max. Bumper is repairable. Defuser will have to be replaced. 4-5 hours labor (remove, repair & paint, reinstall). Paint. Defuser.
Ditto thanks!
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:05 AM   #14
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I had some similar damage to that on the front bumper of my old truck,so I went to the bodyshop and he gave me two quotes,1 spot repair for 180 or pull everything off and repaint the whole thing for 260 or so,so you have options just take it around to a few and see what happens.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:12 AM   #15
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Getting that crease out (and maybe a rip?) is going to take some time and patience with a heat gun. If they don't have to replace the diffuser, I'd say you could get a GOOD shop down to $400. I'd be suspect of anything much less than that.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:35 AM   #16
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Devyrn17 is probably on the money about the price, I figured $700- 900
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:58 AM   #17
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Sorry dude. That sucks
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:07 AM   #18
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Sorry to see that OP

Mistakes happen, at least it was a low speed accident vs. hitting a pole at 40+

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Old 02-21-2014, 11:31 AM   #19
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Part of me thinks what the heck, now I can really drive it.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:57 AM   #20
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I like your thinking. Take it out and do a few smoky donuts, it will make you feel better!
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:25 PM   #21
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Part of me thinks what the heck, now I can really drive it.
Exactly... after the first ding, everything gets easier! I have only had my car for 3 months, and my mom's friend insisted on showing me how to polish my car (IT AIN'T THAT HARD, I KNOW HOW TO DO IT.) and before I knew it, he poured some polish on my caked-with-dirt FILTHY HOOD, and started wiping it all around: Swirls for days. Now I realized I live in the country and swirls are inevitable. (especially if you are so stupid, like him.) They can be fixed, life goes on. Same with my last iPhone I had. Walked around like it was my baby. One day, my aunt dropped it on the concrete and shattered it. Kept it like that for a couple months and used it as if it was made of steel. I got to enjoy throwing my all glass iphone and not having a care in the world if I dropped it! I got it fixed finally, and 10 days later- SHATTERED. That's when I got into my "idgaf" attitude and said to hell with it. But now I have an iPhone 5s and its my new baby. So now I try not to worry too much about the paint on my car. As long as the body is okay, and It is repairable, it'll be fine. Hope your repair goes well!
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:20 PM   #22
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What i dont get is, so many of the cars i see with dints or slices in their bumper have parking sensors. I think us in the non sensor camaros are more careful because we are more unaware of the 'unknown' behind us. I usually turn my radio off in the suburban ltz. When we got it, that was the first car i drove with sensors and was surprised by how quiet they are. Too bad they werent like construction vehicles. BEP BEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!
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What i dont get is, so many of the cars i see with dints or slices in their bumper have parking sensors. I think us in the non sensor camaros are more careful because we are more unaware of the 'unknown' behind us. I usually turn my radio off in the suburban ltz. When we got it, that was the first car i drove with sensors and was surprised by how quiet they are. Too bad they werent like construction vehicles. BEP BEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!
So true. But the thing is, we with parking sensors get so used to hearing it beep at stripes on the road
Or minor dips that we eventually start tuning it out! I know I usually don't pay attention to the beeping.



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