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hkysk8r86
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hkysk8r86 Jul 5, 3:53am - #216259 

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Bumper Crack Thingy

Ok, so about a month and a half ago to 2 months ago I was hit in a parkinglot, some guy musta backed into my car and drove off(ASSHOLE) anyways, I was wondering, how should I fix this crack/dent-ish thing on my rear bumper? I'm trying to stay cost efficient, and I want to DIY. so how should i do it? should i sand it down, fill the crack with some Fiberglass or some bondo sand it and then paint it? or what?

Here are 3 pics of the damage, you assess it and tell me what I should do.
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hkysk8r86
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hkysk8r86 Jul 5, 3:54am - #216260 

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celicaboy Jul 5, 3:54am - #216261 

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do what i did and get a new bumper
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hkysk8r86 Jul 5, 3:55am - #216262 

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hkysk8r86 Jul 5, 3:56am - #216263 

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How much does a new unpainted bumper cost from the dealer?

I'd really like to stick to a DIY job, cus i'm short on cash, coming up on college in october.
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celicaboy Jul 5, 3:59am - #216264 

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i think its like 200 bucks
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shox Jul 5, 6:09am - #216265 

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Nice shorts buddy, haha!

Anyhow, beats what I got in the same situation
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stefanoc Jul 5, 7:35am - #216266 

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paint it urself with spraypaint, but a hard and time consuming job. or else you can use the touch up paint, but got to use it right. a touch a day.
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hkysk8r86 Jul 5, 4:11pm - #216267 

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
paint it urself with spraypaint, but a hard and time consuming job. or else you can use the touch up paint, but got to use it right. a touch a day.


I pretty much know how to paint it, but how do i fix the crack??? it's like a hairline fracture to the bumper and it kinda pushes it up and it protrudes and shit. should i Fiberglass it in that area and sand it down? I'm thinking that I might as well just buy a body kit if it's going to cost me about the same price for a bumper either way.

Yeah, I like those shorts smile
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SPec_ceLICA Jul 5, 6:14pm - #216268 

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I would just save up the cash and get it done right by a pro.

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hkysk8r86 Jul 5, 7:35pm - #216270 

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Alright, seems like I'm gonna have to try and keep pimpin' with the cellulite in the back wink

I won't be able to get my body kit until after this summer... IF I get a job this summer... it's not looking so good atm.

Once I go to college in October it should be a lot easier to make money... I hope.
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Zero Jul 5, 10:13pm - #216271 

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fiberglass it.

I've mastered the art of the After Image Technique.
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