Paint & Body Work - backed into
08-16-2009, 01:38 PM
well my car was backed into,how bads the damage look.i havent seen it in person yet,my gf sent me this pic.atleast i had my grille off to clean
08-16-2009, 02:10 PM
Can't really tell very much from the picture provided but if I had to guess around 1000.00-1200.00 dollars in damage if repaired correctly. Remove the front bumper, repair and paint, replace lt headlamp and signal lamp, brackets behind the bumper cover there that attach to the fender and possibly the fender if the leading edge tab is broken off could be more.
08-16-2009, 02:37 PM
I doubt it would cost $1000 for that. His headlight appears fine (aside from being fogged up, but that's not as a result of this). Picture isn't too great but it looks like you need it painted and a new side marker put in. Hard to tell in the pic but things looked lined up OK so I doubt the brackets have been bent much if at all.
I was quoted $1600 to straighten the front end, replace and paint my front bumper, mirror, repair and repaint my quarter panel, rockers, fender, and hood, and do some general touchups over the car. No reason for that little bit of damage to be $1000.
08-16-2009, 02:57 PM
yea ill get to see it in person here soon,but from what i can see it looks like all i need is the clear side marker,and then paint which i wasnt too sure how much that would be
08-16-2009, 05:33 PM
could be less than $1000.you wont know until you pull front cover.if fender needs to be replaced(BROKEN TAB/CRACKED)then $1000 sounds good.
08-16-2009, 06:06 PM
well ive looked at it and the bumper is definately cracked down by the foglight opening,the fender appears fine other than scratched up.so would the front bumper just be replaced or is there some way that the body guy can fix it?other thanthe fogging the headlight is scratched but it looks like it could be buffed out.im not paying for it i was just wondering how much itll probably cost,im taking it to the shop tomorrow
08-16-2009, 06:20 PM
bumper can be fixed.if it were mine i would replace.if you replace you could get a reman(cheap) or gm(more $).if they fix must use correct stuff to make rapair look good and not come back(shrink/crack).
08-18-2009, 09:28 AM
just an update,my car went into the shop today and their estimate was 1300.that includes a new bumper,new foglight,and paint for the hood,bmper,and fender.they charge 40 an hour.i also went ahead and ordered new headlights from a member on here so my car should look real good in a few days
08-18-2009, 11:44 AM
I am assuming a Hit and Run. Have you contacted your ins co. as most states have what is called Uninsured Motorist Property Damage, most would cover that and often doesn't effect rates.
08-18-2009, 02:33 PM
Your foglight got damaged too? I thought it would be far enough back in there to be safe. Guess not.
08-18-2009, 07:47 PM
Actually it was sitting at my gfs house and her dad baked into it,he's paying for it so its ok