Best way to fix this??
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01-13-2008, 11:30 AM #1
Best way to fix this??
I friend rear ended me a few weeks back and i finally got the insurance money. But i kinda would like to keep the $500 to put towards my cam.
I would like to fix this myself instead of paying someone else. I have no experience in body work so if yall could help me out on how to fix this that would help me out so much.
01-13-2008, 12:17 PM #2
Nothing you can do yourself is going to look near what you'll want it to look. I say just hunt for a decent price of repair; $500 would easily cover a new bumper cover and paint, so see if you can just find a shop who can fix the bumper and repaint for $250ish. Just remember that $500 is only about half of what you need for a cam...She's baaaaaccccck...
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01-13-2008, 01:41 PM #3
01-13-2008, 07:01 PM #4
Pay someone to get it fixed... Save up for the cam.
01-14-2008, 02:31 PM #5
$500 will get you the parts (cam, springs, rods, and fluids), but when your car is thump-thump-thumpin and people are gathering around the back of your car as they talk about it, do you want to have to say the old "oh, I was gonna fix that, I'll do it eventually..."
01-19-2008, 04:53 PM #6
01-21-2008, 10:46 PM #7
what you can do... is just buy that auto body paint in a brush thing... and then just put it on... do a even amount! and then just buff most of it out...
01-28-2008, 12:08 AM #8
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when i got my car it had a few awful chips in it, i went and got some touch up paint for 5 bucks, filledit till the scratch was full, then wetsanded(1000, then 1500, then 2000) followed by some rubbing compound then a hand glaze, and then a polish, and i was very impressed, i cant even tell there was a scratch in the paint at all. granted the coumpounds i used set me back about 60 bucks it was well worth the money and effort.
01-28-2008, 06:06 AM #9
You won't need to replace the cover, at least based on the photos. You could try matching some over the counter paint and doing what Fujbird said but if the car is in good condition otherwise why take a shortcut?-98 GTP Coupe. Silvermist and stock.
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02-01-2008, 06:03 AM #10
Find someone with a Pewter bumper that wrecked their car in the front, problem solved haha
02-01-2008, 10:39 AM #11
Is that paint from your car or paint from your friends car? If its paint from your friend try some rubbing compound. If not then I would take it in to get painted.2002 Artic White SS 35th Wheels|Full Hotchkis Suspension|Koni SA|Magnaflow CME|SLP lid|www.fquick.com/The_Guz
02-01-2008, 06:00 PM #12
^ No i already rubbed off the others cars paint now whats left is a chip in the paint.
02-01-2008, 06:00 PM #13
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