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      07-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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front bumper gash - repairable?

Hi all,

Have wanted to ask for advice on this for a while. Bought the car with this gash on the front bumper - not a huge bother, but EVERYONE points it out.

It's fairly deep, so my first thought was a new bumper would be necessary. But wasn't sure what's possible these days.
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      07-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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a new bumper won't be necessary. Take it to a good body shop and they should be able to fix it..you'll be looking at anywhere from $400 - $600 for the repair and have the entire bumper repainted...MAKE SURE THEY REMOVE THE BUMPER to do the repair and respray. My 328i had a hole on the rear bumper and a reputable body shop in my area did an amazing job on fixing it
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Isn't it a pain how everyone else points out the things you already know on your car?

Should be an easy fix for a good body shop. Then get some 3M paint protection film on it afterwards.
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Thanks for the advice. Next time I'm at the dealership, will ask them which body shop they use. I'm not averse to spending the cash. Good idea re: 3M film, Justin! Thanks again.
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if you have the stock bumper could be a good excuse to upgrade to msport bumper or m3 rep
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Just an update on this. Dropped in at the bodyshop that is affiliated with my local dealer. CDN$800, including taking care of the scraping (from previous owner) on the bottom of the bumper itself. They will remove to repair. Will take 3 or 4 days, which presents a problem as we're a two-car family and need both cars.
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Just an update on this. Dropped in at the bodyshop that is affiliated with my local dealer. CDN$800, including taking care of the scraping (from previous owner) on the bottom of the bumper itself. They will remove to repair. Will take 3 or 4 days, which presents a problem as we're a two-car family and need both cars.
Ouch. For that amount I'd just get a new m-tech or m3 rep bumper.
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Ouch. For that amount I'd just get a new m-tech or m3 rep bumper.
Definitely an idea, yes.
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Just an update on this. Dropped in at the bodyshop that is affiliated with my local dealer. CDN$800, including taking care of the scraping (from previous owner) on the bottom of the bumper itself. They will remove to repair. Will take 3 or 4 days, which presents a problem as we're a two-car family and need both cars.
That's pretty steep...a local shop here in Sarasota fix a hole I put in my rear bumper cover and repainted for $400 (they removed the bumper and no cheap fix either)
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