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HELP! Scrape on Front Right Corner

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pipesmokemcgee, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Nov 21, 2008 at 10:07 AM
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    pipesmokemcgee

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    Hey there,

    I was parallel parking today on a narrow driveway today with a painted railing on my right side and a concrete wall on my left side (the side I was parking into). I was reversing to the left and looking over my left shoulder, when I heard a scrape...the front right corner of my bumper and the small panel closest to the wheel well had been scraped.

    The bumper is the worst...it actually has a hole in through it from the scrape. The other panel isn't too bad...there is one small place where the paint got rubbed off, and a few thin scratches, as well as some paint left. See the attached picture.

    What do you think the best solution to this is? What kind of price should I expect to pay to have it fixed? Will the bumper need to be replaced or can it be patched somehow by a body shop?

    Thank you very much for your help.

    bumper scrape.jpg
     
  2. Nov 21, 2008 at 10:17 AM
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    Motorshooter

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    Weather Tech stone guards, Undercover SE bed cover, fresh coat of wax. I really miss my Indigo Ink Pearl 07' DC -RIP-she saved my life. Thank you blue beast!
    Without inspecting it in person, I would say that 95% will buff out with a PC and a set of Sonus' pads, working orange to green. A good buffing compound like Adam's Restore or 3m polishing compound should do the trick. Set the PC on 3 and work front to back - top to bottom, work very, very carefully, take your time...you're not in a race and DON"T BURN THE PAINT:eek: Once finished use a good paint sealer Like Wolfgang's paint and gloss enhancer followed by Adams Buttery wax and it'll look alot better. If you want to do it yourself.

    If that is a hole in the bumper, the shop will want to replace it. With out a new bumper you're looking at about $400-$550 in work and paint. Add another $900-$1100 for a new bumper.

    Might be time for a drivers ed class in parking
     
  3. Nov 21, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    a bondo or tigerhair(fiberglass resin) to patch the hole...just a sugestion
     
  4. Nov 21, 2008 at 10:36 AM
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    Coreyjon

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    Good time to upgrade to an ARB front bumper (or similar)
     
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