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My dad managed to reverse my car into a pole, how bad is it and how much generally to fix?

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My dad managed to reverse my car into a pole, how bad is it and how much generally to fix?

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Thankfully the sensor near the hit works fine, just cosmetics

Edit: added image of cracked bumper
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Canada, eh?
1.2-2.5k ish I'd say for any decent job.
It'll be a complete repaint.
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$10-$15 paint pen from the dealer should do the trick.
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Not worth getting it fixed imo. Gonna charge you way too much.
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If it was my car, I would get some white paint to patch it. It is only bumper; nothing to rust.
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It's just plastic bumper. Unless it is a lease, I'd leave it be.
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For good-as-new, I'd guess $1,500 - $2,000.

Many owners would choose to just sand off the raised edges, and use a paint pen to touch up.
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that's nothing compare to what my dad did, scrape the whole corner, took my pen and color it in, like other's say it's a bumper
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Musiq Soulchild wrote: Not worth getting it fixed imo. Gonna charge you way too much.
+1

I'd leave it.

Fill in the black with some touch up paint and call it a day.
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check partify they sell painted bumpers for around $500.
I just bought a painted front bumper for my WRX for $364 taxes in.
Personally id just try to level the peaks down and use a dealer paint pen to fill it in. If you do that. Use a toothpick and spread it and not the brush as it will leave streaks
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secretalcoholic wrote: 1.2-2.5k ish I'd say for any decent job.
It'll be a complete repaint.
Musiq Soulchild wrote: Not worth getting it fixed imo. Gonna charge you way too much.
rkjredflag wrote: For good-as-new, I'd guess $1,500 - $2,000.

Many owners would choose to just sand off the raised edges, and use a paint pen to touch up.
xjesterxx wrote: +1

I'd leave it.

Fill in the black with some touch up paint and call it a day.
sebakaa wrote: check partify they sell painted bumpers for around $500.
I just bought a painted front bumper for my WRX for $364 taxes in.
Personally id just try to level the peaks down and use a dealer paint pen to fill it in. If you do that. Use a toothpick and spread it and not the brush as it will leave streaks
Ahhhh so I just took another look in a different angle and it’s cracked. Still just leave it? There’s a sensor near there and a bit worried water and what not could damage it over time but unsure if that should even mine a concern
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Maybe fill it with an plastic epoxy of some kind. Tape it off from as best you can so any overfill doesn't leak and look bad and then fill.
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Damn, I wouldn't leave it personally as I need my cars to be crisp.

Try automagicians they give reasonable free quotes.
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Cybersid wrote: Damn, I wouldn't leave it personally as I need my cars to be crisp.

Try automagicians they give reasonable free quotes.
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cristianosham wrote: it is not the end of the world
Its not, I just hate gashes on my car. Personal preference, been keeping my cars mint since I was a teen and into adulthood.

Plus my eyes would be drifting to that dent everytime I got into my car.
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TheLumina wrote: Ahhhh so I just took another look in a different angle and it’s cracked. Still just leave it? There’s a sensor near there and a bit worried water and what not could damage it over time but unsure if that should even mine a concern
Crazy glue and liquid paper. Both available at the dollar store. If you are allowed to buy it. I RFD HARD.
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My Q3P was rear ended, pretty similar with a few more nicks...

The damage was over $2k at CSN 427 Auto Collision.

It's an eye sore sure. I also got a hit on 410 two years ago, a piece from a Christmas tree hit my CivicX and just bought a paint pen at Honda. Add a few stone chips on the hood. LOL

If this was my first purchase, sure I'd probably get it fixed but I'm sort of over it.
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koffey wrote: Crazy glue and liquid paper. Both available at the dollar store. If you are allowed to buy it. I RFD HARD.
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