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      09-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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Parking accident

SO this morning i was trying to get out of my parking spot...my apartment parking lot is so poorly design there is barely enough room for you to get out when ur surronded by cars...wat happen was i was trying to turn left but there was not enough space so i had to back up and continue this process. After couple of tries i was in a situation where my car was almost stuck between those parking bump and a car behind me..i ended up going too front that the parking bump scraped my bumper (it was acutally the metal part and kinda removed it out of its place.) Pics attached below...just wondeirng if anyone can estimate how much it cost to repair it or if i can leave it alone. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

These pics are just different angle of the damage







Wher the damage is located (bottom of left side of bumper)


what caused it
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      09-10-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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Leave it alone... nobody will know if you have a scratch under your spoilers... or you can just order the OEM spray paint and do a DIY touchup... also you can easily push that clip back into place... not a big deal...
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      09-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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Scratched the underside of your car where no one will ever see? Then create a thread?










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      09-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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no thing is the plastic cover on the bumper is acutally BENT (not the scratched im worried about) and i cant push the clip bak, also part of the bumper which holds one of the screws is actually cracked.

theres actually a part if you look under, its hanging out (the first screw as u can see is popped out, the other screw on right side is actually intact with the car but the plastic bumper acutally ripped off(it is also bent downwards) )

Im just worried if the plastic bumper acutally prevents the inside of the bumper from being dmged.

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      09-10-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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take it apart and re-install it, the parts just got kinked...if there's is a crack, use a soldering iron to melt it back into place or jbweld. Because if you had to replace that under shield, it would cost almost $200
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White or Asian people problems....
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      09-10-2012, 07:09 PM   #7
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White or Asian people problems....
More like first world problems.

I doubt there are many on here who have flawless undersides. Eventually you learn to live with it, sometimes its unavoidable.
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      09-10-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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OMG what are you going to do now? THIS THREAD IS USELESS!!!!!!!!!
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take it apart and re-install it, the parts just got kinked...if there's is a crack, use a soldering iron to melt it back into place or jbweld. Because if you had to replace that under shield, it would cost almost $200
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Accident...lmao
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      09-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
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Well I was just asking if it was a serious issue if the bumper cover is bent downwards n if the I could have possibly DMg other parts of the car near the cover ... And asking how it would cost to fix or how to fix it?

Unlike most of u here ... I no nothing about cars. Didn't expect everyone to treat this as a spam
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lol relax man
we're just having some fun
the damage is very very minimal and not noticeable..
I would just leave it as it is
Body shops will charge you anywhere from $250-$400
Not worth fixing
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No, this is actually major damage to the one of the most important parts of the car, the front bumper. You need to immediately order a M tech bumper and sell that one to me as it is flawed. $125 and I throw in brunch, what do you say?
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SO this morning i was trying to get out of my parking spot...my apartment parking lot is so poorly design there is barely enough room for you to get out when ur surronded by cars...wat happen was i was trying to turn left but there was not enough space so i had to back up and continue this process. After couple of tries i was in a situation where my car was almost stuck between those parking bump and a car behind me..i ended up going too front that the parking bump scraped my bumper (it was acutally the metal part and kinda removed it out of its place.) Pics attached below...just wondeirng if anyone can estimate how much it cost to repair it or if i can leave it alone.
^not a single comma used in the whole story . e90post is like watching bad television.
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^not a single comma used in the whole story . e90post is like watching bad television.
Actually its not that bad possibly it could actually be worse than it already is.
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In pic 3 it looks like the screw retaining clip popped out of place. Remove the hex head screw and slide the clip back into position. Use a hair dryer or hot air gun to heat the damaged area enough to bend the plastic back. Touch up with OEM paint and re-install screw. Then take a remedial writing course.
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Update: Did you call your insurance to report this? What about the parking curb -- was it hurted?
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      09-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #18
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Accident...lmao
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      09-12-2012, 01:28 PM   #19
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Looks like the bottom of every car I've owned.
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theres actually a part if you look under,

Who the heck is going to look under your car?
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      10-01-2012, 12:08 PM   #21
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Some people just want to have their cars clean - I get what OP's on about and I understand him. I avoid any curbs and such and the underside of my bumper is almost flawless because of that. The fact that nobody appreciates it doesn't bother me one bit.

Anyway - What you should do is what someone else here says - deinstall the bumper and try to straighten the damaged section. If you're brave, you can apply some heat on the lower part (very little) and it will bend easier. Then, you can do a local respray (although I'm not sure if that's necessary). Just keep the original bumper. The car will actually sell better with some minor damage, because it shows that the bumper isn't new and covering some inner damage.
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