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Old 05-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Wow so today at work I discover someone had backed there big POS truck into me and Fed up my front bumper... This is the 2nd hit and run on the poor scoob. Last one was at a restaurant when I was eating and was a truck also. That time was a crease and dent on the passenger side back door. This one seems to be a lot worse. It looks like they back into it and they had a high bumper (truck) it contacted the top of the bumper and pushed the driver side headlight inwards popping the front drivers side panel at a funny angle.

I got some pics. The front bumper had some cracks around the passenger side foglight from the previous owner so I planned on changing the front bumper at some point. Before this all the lines around the edges were good. Now the driver side lines are all spread and off. I am thinking I will need a new bumper, new driver side panel, and possible new headlight. I have never done a lot of body work so my terminology may be a bit off. Would there be supports that will need replacing also or is it all build into the panels and connected with fasteners?

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Man the poor scoob. I swear people in the parking lot hit it with doors and drag bags across it on purpose just because I clean it and try to keep it looking relatively nice. I am in the process of getting a new job and will have some more money to throw at it. Something I really want to do is get the paint fixed on it. Most of the clear has eaten off. The car has lived in Texas sun its entire life. I want to get all the body stuff corrected before I get an estimate to have all the paint touched up and re-cleared. If possible I would like to buy parts and have them painted as far as the bumper goes. I should be able to do all the install work myself.

Thoughts on what all I need to replace and any estimate on what this may cost? Thanks
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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While your at it... CLEAN THOSE HEADLIGHTS
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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yeah I need to do the restoration kit again, didn't use a uv protector last time. Unfortunately it is pretty low on the list right now
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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seeing well at night is low on the list? along with blinding other drivers? yea, kick that up on your list

sucks to hear about the hit and run.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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Suck man. My car was also hit in the parking lot last week.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:49 PM   #6
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yeah I need to do the restoration kit again, didn't use a uv protector last time. Unfortunately it is pretty low on the list right now
Wow that sucks man. Hope karma will get that SOB.

For your headlights have you tried just using polish on them? I did mine with an ultra-fine swirl remover and it worked awesome but they weren't as bad as yours.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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Wow that sucks man. Hope karma will get that SOB.

For your headlights have you tried just using polish on them? I did mine with an ultra-fine swirl remover and it worked awesome but they weren't as bad as yours.
last time I just used a cheap harbor freight restore kit. I have some Plastx. I was thinking of getting a kit and using the plastx instead. I do have some chemical guys fine swirl remover may need to give it a shot.

When it rains it pours lol, I was already in the midst of having a leaky water pump I have to replace. Not looking forward to pulling the timing belt. Now I have to get thsi damage fixed. I am thinking of taking it by the subaru collision place and getting an estimate.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #8
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You call that a hit and run?

This is a hit and run...



However, I did catch the guy and his insurance is reimbursing me for the repairs.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:49 PM   #9
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You call that a hit and run?

This is a hit and run...



However, I did catch the guy and his insurance is reimbursing me for the repairs.
Holy S*** dude! glad you caught that SOB. Did it happen while you were driving? Mine was in the parking lot and no cameras.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:34 PM   #10
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Thats why i usually park so far away from everyone. Far enough to make the girlfriend complain
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:45 PM   #11
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Thats why i usually park so far away from everyone. Far enough to make the girlfriend complain
I do. I park at the extreme back of my work parking lot. Still happened. I have seen entire empty rows and someone will pull up and park right next to me. All I can do is facepalm...
One day I was walking out to my car and I saw another wrx pull up next to it like driving towards the side of my car wrong direction through the lines on the lot. He stopped by my car circled it, stopped by it again looking at it. Finally I guess he noticed me walking towards him and just burned off. No idea what that was all about. I never am surprised by how incredibly stupid people are anymore.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:11 AM   #12
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Holy S*** dude! glad you caught that SOB. Did it happen while you were driving? Mine was in the parking lot and no cameras.
It was actually a drunk driver. They ran a red light and almost t-boned us but in a panic I turned the car to the left to avoid it and he clipped the entire right side of the car. He tried to run but I quickly got behind him to get the plate number then waited for the cops.

The car has already been fully repaired. New rear bumper, front bumper, front passenger door, front passenger fender.

It looks better than it did before so I can't complain at this point.

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Thats why i usually park so far away from everyone. Far enough to make the girlfriend complain
Tell me about it. Even after 3 years, when we pull into a parking lot she always points at one of the front spots like I'd ever even consider it. We get plenty of exercise.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:23 AM   #13
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Sorry to hear it bro. Good luck with the repairs.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:31 AM   #14
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I wouldn't even worry about fixing it. Let a couple weeks go by and you won't care anymore. You obviously don't care about your headlights anyway.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:51 AM   #15
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sucks but not as bad as when i was driving my hood flew open..... i need a new hood fml
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #16
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I wouldn't even worry about fixing it. Let a couple weeks go by and you won't care anymore. You obviously don't care about your headlights anyway.
Not doing a headlight kit on my car in a while means I don't care about my car? lol guess I should just stop detailing it every weekend and doing preventive maintenance. Probably should just sell it eh?
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:33 PM   #17
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Sorry to hear it bro. Good luck with the repairs.
Thanks! I need to change my water pump this weekend but next thing on the list is money for a new bumper. I dunno if i will have to change out that driver side headlight or not. It is kind of crushed into the adjoining panel. hopefully that can be bent back into place. Worst case I will swap that panel and the headlight also.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #18
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sucks but not as bad as when i was driving my hood flew open..... i need a new hood fml
Damn how did that happen?
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