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Old 02-08-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy HELP! Front bumper damaged

Hey guys. It was snowing the other day and my mom was about to go out. Concerned for her safety, I told her to drive my 325xi since I thought the X-drive would help in the snow. Anyhoo, when she came home, she told me she accidentally bumped into the back of a Honda Accord :bulge: Fortunately, she and the Accord driver suffered no injuries. The bimmer and Accord showed no apparent signs of damage, so the SUPER-NICE Accord driver just let the incident go.
Unfortunately, the bimmer was very dirty that day so it was hard to see any damage. After I washed it today, I noticed that on the front bumper, there are 2 areas that are pinched up and 1 area that's dented.

Here are some pics. It's hard to clearly see the damage because the Monaco Blue hides it a bit, so I circled it in red.

So how should I repair this? I will be covering the repair costs myself so an affordable solution would be great. I have no intention of informing my mom as I don't want to make her feel guilty.

Does anyone know a shop that does bumper repairs? However, I'm not sure if the pinches can be easily removed because the front bumper is made of plastic (not metal)

Does anyone know a shop that sells replica bumpers? I think the cost of repair would be high, so maybe I'm better off buying a new bumper and getting it painted.

A replica E90 M-sport bumper wouldn't be too bad.

I'd appreciate any other suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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contact filip (eurostyle) for all your replica needs

as for repairs, anything can be repaired, this doesn't seem cracked just dented. If you really want to go on the cheap im sure you could just bondo it, sand it and paint it. I dont recommend that. You can also try to have it buffed and then sealed with something. Call a dent repair place, have them give you an estimate.

if you buy a replica bumper, you could easily sell this bumper to someone who needs one, as if they have to repaint it again, fixing the dents wont be as much of an issue as it is otherwise
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Old 02-08-2006, 04:49 PM   #3
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Call the dent doctor or what they are called, if you were near Ottawa I'd give you an excellent place to go maybe you guys have it in T.O. It's called fibrenew?? Had a few people go there for dents and they do an awsome job and not to $$$$$

Or you could remove your bumber and take the dents out with a rubber mallet from underneath, that's if the paint is not chipped, but IMO I'd take it a dent shop.

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Old 02-08-2006, 10:54 PM   #4
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take it to a dent shop. also since this is an E90 im not sure if Fil does stuff for the newer cars. send him a pm. also replica's i would hazard against also since its a new car. dent doctor should do you good, and looks like it would be a pretty easy job if its just the dents

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Old 02-08-2006, 11:03 PM   #5
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:31 PM   #6
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It's a relatively simple fix.

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Old 02-10-2006, 06:49 PM   #7
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Honestly.. there is no point in taking it to a dent doctor. The paint is spider webbed.(cracked) . even if you got the dents out those cracks will still be there. Take it to a reputable body shop. It will have to be painted. I do this for a living. If you like I could do it. Without using any filler
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leave it.. IMO
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Yeah, at least wait a few months until summer and perhaps upgrade.

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