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Old 07-07-2006, 01:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy How much do you think this should cost to fix?

This is why I hate parking in NYC.








2 questions:

1. How much do you think this should cost? (I got an estimate, but I'm curious as to what you guys think)

2. Can I pop it out myself by taking off the bumper?

(I know I won't be able to smooth it out as well as a body shop, or paint it, but I think I'll be able to pop it out.)

As you can see, the actual dent is pretty small, but it lays right on the crease. I don't know if that makes things easier or harder. If I could pop it out, I wouldn't mind leaving it unpainted because the area I work in/go to school in is pretty bad.
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Old 07-07-2006, 01:26 PM   #2
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inconsiderate A@#holes. That sucks man. Yeh, i bet if you take the bumper cover off you will be able to pop it right out. Then it won't look nearly as bad, you will just have some scuffed paint. It's worth a shot anyway.
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Old 07-07-2006, 01:26 PM   #3
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i'd try popping it out.
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Old 07-07-2006, 04:45 PM   #4
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Yeah, try removing the bumper and then pop it out.
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Old 07-07-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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Yeah, try removing the bumper and then pop it out.
You probably won't have much luck just popping it out, but feel free to try. If you can get your hands on a heat gun try that and it may pop itself out. if you take it to a body shop, make sure they repair it. They may try to replace it, but don't let them, thats an easy fix
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Old 07-07-2006, 06:56 PM   #6
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How much does a heat gun cost?
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:12 PM   #7
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IIRC they're pretty cheap at like home deopt and the like.
http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...gll.0&MID=9876
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Old 07-08-2006, 01:41 AM   #8
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The heat gun costs $0. If you have no use for the heat gun other than this go to Home Depot buy a heat gun, fix the bumper and then return the heat gun; Home Depot takes back anything.
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:02 AM   #9
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city drivers are the worst. boston too. some people have no respect for other people's property. makes me so mad. if the dent pops though, a scuffed bumper isn't the worst thing, and later on down the road when the bumper skin is really nicked up and scratched you can replace it with a brand new one for around $400.
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Old 07-08-2006, 02:40 AM   #10
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agreed heat gun and paint has a good chance
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Old 07-08-2006, 04:41 AM   #11
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i would say the bumper itself is about $180, paint is gonna be $100ish
one hour of so of labor
$400-500 if you get it done by a shop
but definately worth a try to try to pop it out first
to see if u can save some $
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:03 PM   #12
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dude fuk takin the bumper off, jus bend back the fender lining and reach in there and push it out, but actually I've seen many wrx and sti bumpers used around, try ebay or here you can find a great quality used one for cheap
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:13 PM   #13
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Hey, i work in a bodyshop. its easily repairable hoever it would require a bit of flexible finishing putty to be perfect.

take off the bumper, use a heat gun or even near boiling water to heat up and soften the plastic. then just push it out - and hold it where you want it, then pour some cold water on it to cool it down and stiffen it up again. try not to hold the heat gun too close because it may overheat the paint and plastic and liquify the plastic underneath causing the paint to wrinkle badly.

a bodyshop would charge 3-4 hours of labour for that repair. plus remove and install time (R+I) probably about 1 hour R+I time so maybe 5 hours tops.... for everything. paint time is usually ontop of that sooo maybe 1.5-2hrs paint time. not sure what labour rates are like in NYC.

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