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Old 01-13-2018, 06:55 AM   #1
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Hit and Run! need some touch up advice

Hey guys, I was unfortunately involved in a hit and run accident. Very minor damages, and neither I nor my passenger were injured thankfully.

I took my car to get quoted on how much it would cost to fix, and they told me $800. Honestly, I'm not too sure if I'm willing to shell out that much; I would much rather buy a jb4 or dp or something lol.

Anyone know how to fix it up a little bit?

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:55 AM   #2
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They probably quoted you $800, because it needs a respray

You could try and buff out some of those marks, to try and make it look somewhat better, but it'll still be missing paint in some areas unfortunately since it's down to the plastic (scratched/gouged up)
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:50 AM   #3
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Does that include a new bumper?


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Old 01-13-2018, 02:22 PM   #4
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Buff out the paint transfer you see there and give it 10 days. You’ll know if you need to repair it by then.


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Old 01-16-2018, 02:35 AM   #5
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I think he's just getting screwed.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:57 AM   #6
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Some of that is paint transfer, but it definitely will require at least bodywork and respray if not a new bumper. Shit adds up fast.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:04 AM   #7
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By wait ten days I meant in ten days he will know if it bothers him enough to fix the rest of it


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Old 01-16-2018, 05:17 AM   #8
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Screw it. Buy mods. Instant gratification. You will hardly notice the damage after a week or two.
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:42 PM   #9
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:35 PM   #10
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to me that does look like new paint, if that 800 for a new painted bumper thats a good price
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:48 AM   #11
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Price is a little high to be honest.

R&I cover, license plate lights, reflectors, lower spoiler.
Repair cover 1.5 hours MAX
Refinish cover 3.7 - 4.0 hours
+ colour sand and buff

= roughly $500 - $700 depending on shop location and door rate.

My shop would charge an insurance company around $700 for that job.
Slightly less for a customer pay job.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:18 PM   #12
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little update: i decided to hold off on repairing it, and ended up buying a milltek dp instead

I'll fix her up soon though
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:34 PM   #13
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just buff out the paint rub and get some dr. color chip or touch up paint and fill in the rest. You have a dark color car which should hide some of those touched up areas a bit better. then just repaint it once you can't stand it anymore
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