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Old 21 Jan 2011, 05:02 pm
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Ahem,

A funny thing happened when me wench was backing Wabi-Sabi under the carport.... Wouldn't ya know I was standing on the front po'ch as she was backing in.....



Wouldn't ya know this IS NOT the first time these particular circumstances have accured, also while I stand on po'ch in disbelief.

Sheeeese. The paint ain't even dry yet.

(I think I got some bondo left from all the hail damage? And ya gotta hand it to Racingguy for the timely expediting of new tail lights....)
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maybe she needed to scratch her booty. lol sorry to hear about your mishap.
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Old 21 Jan 2011, 07:30 pm
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it's still a good looking pt let us know if you fix it
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Hey their geputten,

Sorry to hear bout that. This would be a good candidate for a Mobile Bumper Repair Service. These types of services usually will come out to your home or place of business with a mobile service van equipped with the necessary equipment to pull the small dent out properly, fill it in and prep it for paint, and then they have a camera along with a computerized system to match the paint as close as possible to your specific color, and then air brush and blend out a big enough of an area so you cannot tell where the damage ever was.

These types of services are usually really widely used by new car Dealerships who wind up with occasional Lot Damage from moving new cars around tight confined spaces. Most of these guys are very good at what they do, and the best part is they are cheap. Where as a Body Shop has the overhead, and like myself would normally charge somewhere around $400.00 - $500.00 plus to fix that, a Mobile Service should be somewhere around $150.00 - $200.00 max, and often will also take care of any other small scratches or imperfections at the same time for right around the same price as long as they have the paint already mixed up, so if you have other imperfections you can get the whole car fixed at the same time for way cheaper than at a body shop for sure.

Here is a write up I did a while back which outlines rock chips, but its the same kind of people who also do bumper repair as well. Here's a Link.

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That's my two cents anyway. I wish you all the best, and hope you find a good method to fix her back up good as new in no time.
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Old 22 Jan 2011, 04:44 am
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You can fix the car, just can't teach the woman to drive!!!!!!
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Old 22 Jan 2011, 09:41 am
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Yeah....

The crunch is under the tail light in the quarter panel. Thought it might be a simple fix of just bumping it back out when I had the tail light out, but it's pretty stubborn. It'll have to be pulled or hammered out. The rubber bumper is okay, just blemished from the brown paint of the shed pole.

Fortunately, I still have about a pint of paint left and bondo. Just not too enthusiastic about starting on the car again.......

I got enough projects on my plate. I'm on the home stretch of finishing up a different car, my Bug, but it's been either too cold or too wet lately (3 yr project). But that's a different forum altogether.....


Yeah, and generally me wench is a pretty good driver. Just seems to have a lil' shortcoming when it comes to backing up..... Sigh.
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