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Oh no! Not the Nose!

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    Oh no! Not the Nose!

    Hey guys i have a problem and i want your guys opinions..okay from these pics (sorry bad lighting and phone)..there is a wrinkle from what i assume the previous owner hit something or whatever..and the other pic you can see where on the passenger side its slightly stick up..my theory as to why the power wash has blown 3 parking light bulbs and water keeps sneakin in there lol..anyways. Do you guys think i have to replace the nose? Or is it "sandable" and paint can remedy the situation with the wrinkle? And do you think this is enough to get insurance involved...got a nasty scratch at wal mart..and bondo is cracking on the back..damn cheap people (previous owners) Thanks in advance!

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    Looks fixable to me. We did a front end re-paint on our car last year to fix the hood and front bumper. You may want to get the front end in the air and try to adjust your bumper and fender alignment. As long as the metal supports aren't waffled you should be able to get it to fit better. I see you also have the infamous door crack in your last pic.

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    from what i can tell the bumper looks like an easy fix to me. definitely can be sanded and repainted. did you buy the car like this or did the bumper recently get hit?
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    Bought it like this..and i got a big scratch at wal mart..and now bondo from previous owner is cracking on the passenger under the sail panel..think i can get insurance involved? That slight raise in the front end..i think is how waters getting in there. But cant be certain. Well im curious of this cuz this guy at the shop said.."theres no way to fix this. You need a whole new front end". first to say that tho..but kinda got me worried lol.
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    Sounds to me like he is trying to sell his services. Even if the bumper cover is cracked or torn it can be repaired. If properly done it will be essentially invisible.

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    i'm not exactly sure how you are going to get insurance involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Sounds to me like he is trying to sell his services. Even if the bumper cover is cracked or torn it can be repaired. If properly done it will be essentially invisible.
    agreed

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    Yeah definitely sounds like some b.s. being sold there

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    If bondo was used on the sail panel, it maybe cracking due to the GM adhesive underneath the panel.. Nothing short of panel and old glue removal with a new panel replacement will fix that..
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    Any good body shop would be able to repair that. Sounds like he wants to make extra money off you. Should be an easy fix.
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    i see...thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis ss View Post
    Any good body shop would be able to repair that. Sounds like he wants to make extra money off you. Should be an easy fix.
    If you consider they have to remove the panel, which will not survive being removed. It's about $500.00 for a new sail panel.. You can't just "fix" the old one.. The glue GM used is costic and will eventually cause the paint to bubble and crack.. Repaint and bondo are useless the bubbles and cracks will return.. As I said nothing short of a replacement panel and different adhesive will work.. I'm not sure I'd call it an "easy fix"... PAjeff has a write up around from doing his, prolly a bit of a pita..
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    I agree. That nose is saveable. If you have the time, you could most likely repair that yourself.

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    I have the time..just im only 19 and my skill level is very mediocre on cars..no fam who is a "real" or "trustworthy" car person that can help without screwing me over somehow. And i have severe adhd so its hard to just read completely. But i have a strong desire to do my own work and interest in cars..cant wait to start college early next year for it =)..i know this is body work not mechanics lol..but i just wanna get this car in good order. Traded almost straight across my 98 formula with more miles for it..but this o2 has cosmetic issues. And a couple minor mechanical..but i wanna get it good. And im ashamed for as much as i do try and read on this and ls1tech.com i know a FEW things..but simple crap like premium gas is something i cant believe ive over looked..so i got a lot to work on..but im willing to learn. noone to teach tho lol
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    There is almost no bumper that can't be saved. If a tab is ripped it can be glued toghter and so can an rips. The only ones I won't fix are anything about 4" , I can buy aftermarker bumpers for the cheap Honda's and KIA's that come in for $40. In your case I would jack it up and pull the front bumper and check all the tabs if their ripped you have to repair it then just reinstall and a bumper will align itself. Check and make sure nothing it bent where it attaches if they are get some pliers or a hammer and jusp bump them back in line nice and easy as not to over do it and make more work.
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