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Old 01-03-2013, 01:14 AM
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What happened to my car this week.

So this past sunday I'm on my way to my friends house and theres this fun driving road on the way there, so I took the turn a little too fast, and with the roads being slick, I come out of the turn and I'm sideways. I the car goes through the ditch on the side of the road, up and out the other side, through a chicken wire fence into a field. No frame damage, just scrapes and scuffs, slightly misaligned front bumper, smashed turn signals and fog lights, no big deal. The car is perfectly driveable. Then this morning, my mom goes to leave for work. Rearview mirrors? Aint nobody got time for that! Backs straight into the front of my car. Shattered headlights, hood is crushed in, tons of paint damage on the hood and front bumper, and bent fender. I'm taking it to a body shop next week for an estimate since she said she would pay for the front end, so I'll keep this updated as I find things out.
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Re: What happened to my car this week.

Sorry to hear that. Out of curiousity, how are the roads slick there in TX? Or is it time for new tires too?
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Re: What happened to my car this week.

a little tip to you from someone that works in a body shop (aka me )

buy all your parts yourself, get the front end checked out by the body shop, have them paint the new bumper and install it, for fitment and blend purposes, anything that you can install yourself, do it... body work is not cheap, yet so simple when your talking about replacing parts.... also, do the prep work yourself. if your curious on how to do this properly, i would be more than happy to explain to you the process on whatever bumper you choose to go with

different matierials, primed or raw plastic bumpers, etc, all require different prepping.
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a little tip to you from someone that works in a body shop (aka me )

buy all your parts yourself, get the front end checked out by the body shop, have them paint the new bumper and install it, for fitment and blend purposes, anything that you can install yourself, do it... body work is not cheap, yet so simple when your talking about replacing parts.... also, do the prep work yourself. if your curious on how to do this properly, i would be more than happy to explain to you the process on whatever bumper you choose to go with

different matierials, primed or raw plastic bumpers, etc, all require different prepping.


Little tip from me, (someone that's also been around a bodyshop, but for quite a few years...)

Do not do the prep work yourself. Always allow the shop to do the prep and paint work - ****ty prep will lead to a ****ty finished product. Nothing's more annoying than someone doing ****ty prep, then getting the part or car back and bitching about all the imperfections due to their prep work trying to save money.

Unless you're experienced enough (as well as set with the proper materials/tools) to do so yourself.
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Little tip from me, (someone that's also been around a bodyshop, but for quite a few years...)

Do not do the prep work yourself. Always allow the shop to do the prep and paint work - ****ty prep will lead to a ****ty finished product. Nothing's more annoying than someone doing ****ty prep, then getting the part or car back and bitching about all the imperfections due to their prep work trying to save money.

Unless you're experienced enough (as well as set with the proper materials/tools) to do so yourself.
Also coming from someone that works in a body shop (me, lmao) THIS ^^^^
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Re: What happened to my car this week.

I definately would not trust myself to do prep work. And for the body repairs, my moms insurance company is paying to fix the front end since she pretty much destroyed it. As for my accident, it only wouldve been a new front bumper and fender. Then mom comes along LOL. Gotta love moms!
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Re: What happened to my car this week.

It was slick because it had rained earlier that day. And yes, I also need new tires.
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Re: What happened to my car this week.

The first crash sounds like a normal day in the life of my s.h. when the original owner had it.
A ding here, a scratch there. But oh the stories behind them. lol.
It's pretty safe now. I don't park behind anybody, especially a girl. No offense ladies here at pz. You're not who I speak of.
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