10-22-2003, 10:28 AM
For future reference: a 2 mph impact into a white parking pillar leaves an 8 inch high by 4 inch wide area of white paint scrapes on the left corner of the bumper. Thankfully, I missed the rear quarter panel. Obvious gouging into the bumper in a few places too. The impact got a couple of scratches in the plastic lower part.
Any estimates of cost to fill in / buff out / touch-up the painted area vs. buying a new bumper and getting it painted / installed? I don't really care about the plastic lower part - I can live with a few scratches there. But I've got to get rid of this huge white streak on the bumper... It looks hideous.
Thanks! Now to find something to bang by head on for a while... ugh.
10-22-2003, 10:33 AM
10-22-2003, 05:03 PM
that putting dents into their cars, crashing them at the high speeds that they go(actually about the same rate of speed as yours) and leaving them primed is a way of gaining more horsepower. Is that true, cause I have always wanted to know? LOL
10-25-2003, 12:24 PM
They've had my buddies car for 6 weeks and still haven't started. Just now ordering the part they have needed all along. Sounds like Bull**** service
10-25-2003, 07:53 PM
Why are you talking about skimping on the repair?
10-25-2003, 08:17 PM
If the cost of the repair is less than the $500 depost + cumulative effect on insurance premiums, then the obvious course of action is to pay for the repair out of pocket.
Simple cost management. :)
And as for skimping on the repair: You will always have little nicks and scratches on the car (e.g. rock chips, bumper scrapes, etc.) and so it's not cost-effective to fix each and every little thing every time you notice it. In this case, the damage was relatively severe and obvious and so I want to get it restored back to a point where you can't really notice that anything happened. If it's cheaper to do this by replacing the bumper vs. fixing it up, then new bumper it is. :)
10-25-2003, 08:54 PM
... and David or Steve will take care of you. They do quality work and won't give you a bunch of BS or insurance related red tape. One thing to note is they only take payment in cash or check, no credit cards.
10-29-2003, 07:41 PM
Go to queen city auto reb - excellent work!