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Old 01-24-2013, 03:38 AM   #1
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v6 Front bumper question

Well, I got a nasty curb scratch on the lower right side that is about 5 inches long and its all the way down to the plastic from my mother driving the car....-____-



whats the best thing to do at this point? get a front splitter that hides it or pay a shop to repaint the whole front bumper....
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:02 AM   #2
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I've done that twice now. The first time, I got the bumper repainted for free at the dealer because of some recall or something about the bumpers being attached too tightly and chipping the paint where the bumper and the top of the fenders meet.

But alas, that didn't last very long. So far, I haven't done anything about it and no one notices, but it bugs the hell out of me just knowing it's there.

The cheapest way would be some touch up paint, cause odds are you're gonna be the only one that notices it. Repainting the bumper could cost ya a couple hundred. Finally getting a splitter really boils down to if you like the way it looks.

Hope you find the best path, and that I might have helped.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:21 AM   #3
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A picture would help. If the scratch is very low you could hide it wiah a splitter. ACS Composite new T5 for V6 might do the job.

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I have the T2, just maybe.

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Old 01-26-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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Theres the photo, i know its hideous!
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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I've had similar issues but never that bad.
You know what I'd do? I'd upgrade to the ZL1 bumper.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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thats too much money though
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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True, but I think it's well worth it though.

For something like that, I would THINK that you need to repaint the bumper. Someone chime in?
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:26 AM   #9
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bump... =/
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:09 AM   #10
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You might try some rubbing / polishing compound to clean it up and assess the actual damage. Most splitters wont cover that area so your still looking at doing some repair work if the compound doesn't take it off.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #11
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A partial repaint would be required. Your looking at ~ $500 worth of damage. If I were in your shoes, Id either be looking for a body color take off bumper from someone who upgraded to a ZL1 front clip. Or I would see if I could hide the damage with a splitter. Both of those options would be under $500.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #12
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You can try this front splitter. It makes your front fascia look like the V6. It looks like it would cover your bumper rash. I myself will be purchasing this for my own bumper rash. The cost of this splitter is under $200.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:11 PM   #13
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If your mom keeps driving the car, I don't see the point in a front lip or ZL1 front end. They will have a higher chance in getting damaged.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:24 PM   #14
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she drove it only one time and hasnt after that
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #15
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You can try this front splitter. It makes your front fascia look like the V6. It looks like it would cover your bumper rash. I myself will be purchasing this for my own bumper rash. The cost of this splitter is under $200.

where can i find this?
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where can i find this?
Check your PM.
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