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      09-03-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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Dented my car while parking.

So I was at State college for the first game and I go into a parking garage to park. Anyway I see a mini coupe and an audi. So I decide thats a great place to part so i start to pull in into the parking spot. And im kinda close to the mini. Anyway I tab the mini coupe, luckily it was the plastic part on his car, which resulted in no damage on his part at all. But I got a dent on my front bumper (the crease right below the head light) and its about an inch or smaller. Anyway Im upset and Ill post a picture when I get a camera. Do you guys think it will pop back out because it is kinda hot out or would I have to get a paintless dent removal or can i just do it myself and if not how much would it cost. Just tryin to get some advice. Thanks
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      09-03-2010, 03:08 PM   #2
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It may have been an accident, but I hate people like you. Practice parking in an empty field and stop damaging my overpriced property.
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It may have been an accident, but I hate people like you. Practice parking in an empty field and stop damaging my overpriced property.
I hate people like me too
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So you tried to find somewhere safe to park, yet you were the one who tapped the other car? Don't want to flame, but that's pretty bad.

As for your bumper, I would just try to push it out from behind. Not sure if a PDR will work on a plastic bumper.
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thanks for the advice and yes I deserve to be flamed..
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flame flame flame... but seriously i bought dent insurance for this
and by this i mean OTHER people denting my car
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Did you leave a note for the Mini driver?
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Did you leave a note for the Mini driver?
yea I left my name and number. I check for damage but didnt see any. I said if he sees any to give me a call. I hit the plastic part of his car so it just bent and poped back out. no paint trade or anything.
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yea I left my name and number. I check for damage but didnt see any. I said if he sees any to give me a call. I hit the plastic part of his car so it just bent and poped back out. no paint trade or anything.


Remove the bumper cover and see if you can push the crease out. Very likely you can at least reduce it.
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just curious, do you have parking sensor?
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just curious, do you have parking sensor?
haha no
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head in first? I find backing up is a lot easier to not hit other cars.. leaving me the only worries of anything sticking out (but I do have parking sensor on all 3 bmws, so it's not so much of a problem)
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head in first? I find backing up is a lot easier to not hit other cars.. leaving me the only worries of anything sticking out (but I do have parking sensor on all 3 bmws, so it's not so much of a problem)
the parking garage was full so i didnt wanna hold up trafic while positioning my car. But ill that that into consideration
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some asshole did the same thing to me, but left no note. I was in a parking garage and he must have backed out, but turned the wheel too quickly so his front bumper grazed my back bumper leaving me 3 large scratches well into the paint and now I an not sure what to do. Not gonna buy a new bumper because it's a lease.
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some asshole did the same thing to me, but left no note. I was in a parking garage and he must have backed out, but turned the wheel too quickly so his front bumper grazed my back bumper leaving me 3 large scratches well into the paint and now I an not sure what to do. Not gonna buy a new bumper because it's a lease.
You're not? If you have large scratches, BMW is not going to accept the car back when the lease is up. It's your responsibility to repair it (out of pocket or insurance), so you might as well just get it over with and enjoy a damage-free car for the remainder of your lease. You probably don't need a whole new bumper though, which should keep the repair cost lower.
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You're not? If you have large scratches, BMW is not going to accept the car back when the lease is up. It's your responsibility to repair it (out of pocket or insurance), so you might as well just get it over with and enjoy a damage-free car for the remainder of your lease. You probably don't need a whole new bumper though, which should keep the repair cost lower.
The scratches are pretty deep and I tried buffing them out but they just wouldn't go and plus I have wear and tear. But if i do get a new bumper I will definitely do an M Sport package on the bumpers. I will post up some pictures later just to show you what I am dealing with and maybe you can give me some ideas?
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The scratches are pretty deep and I tried buffing them out but they just wouldn't go and plus I have wear and tear. But if i do get a new bumper I will definitely do an M Sport package on the bumpers. I will post up some pictures later just to show you what I am dealing with and maybe you can give me some ideas?
For sure, post them in another thread and we can all take a look at what you're dealing with.
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For sure, post them in another thread and we can all take a look at what you're dealing with.
Just posted another thread titled "this really bothers me...."
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