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Old 09-13-2011, 09:48 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Got Rear-Ended - Options?

So.. long story short I got rear ended. This ladies license plate bolts punched holes through my rear bumper.. My bumper was already in need of a serious paintjob due to a hit and run years before this.

I don't have pictures uploaded at the moment but will provide them.

What are my options? She doesn't want to go through insurance if we can avoid it. I don't blame her she was super nice and it was a total accident so I feel a little bad for her.


On the other hand if this bumper was still new and I cared about it.. I'd want a whole new bumper because now it is comprimised and I'll know it's been bondo'd if I fix it.


Options
1. Go to stealership get a quote for an 07 bumper painted.. mount myself
2. Get an aftermarket bumper shipped and painted online.. mount myself
3. Get a quote and pocket the money.. fix it myself and repaint whole stock bumper
4. Give her some guestimate of what I want her to pay me in cash to walk away from the whole thing.

Thoughts? I ahve an 05 Smoke Maxima so I have to get the bumper painted somewhere locally or shipped painted from ebay I am guessing. I want an OEM bumper if I go 07.. or I want a direct bolt on bumper that doesn't require modding to get it to fit.

Thanks in advance guys. I need to get her some quotes this week before it's too long!
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Got rear-ended - Options?

i say go with option 2. get an aftermarket 07/08 rear bumper and get it painted. it wont cost too much to paint it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PAINT...item45fadc7637

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-B...item3a6830b6dc
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Yes i will go with the aftermarket and paint it , and call it a day
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Default Re: Got rear-ended - Options?

Option 2 should only cost around 600 max. I say go that route
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:07 PM   Thread Starter #6
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Default Re: Got rear-ended - Options?

Option two looks great.. Although are those bumpers OEM? I read some bad stuff about cheap material aftermarket bumpers being very brittle somewhere. Wish I had my source still when I was poking around online I found some company makes aftermarket bumpers that don't quite fit right and are like 1 in 10 looks right.
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Default Re: Got rear-ended - Options?

well the thing with aftermarket bumpers are some dont fit just right... in which case, you send it back and get another one.

i just got an aftermarket front bumper that is labeled "insurance quality" and it fits absolutely perfect. it was $150.

just be sure to fit the bumper on before sending it to paint.
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Default Re: Got rear-ended - Options?

look on ebay they have alot of bumper for the max,they are oem,you might need to fix some scratches on them and paint them to match. but for $130 shipped i think is a good deal.
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Default Re: Got Rear-Ended - Options?

Unfortunately I'll have to have this thing shipped painted already. I can't drive around with a rear bumper in my car LOL and I don't have any paint shops that aren't a rip off or I trust around me here in Massachusetts.

Thanks for all the advice guys.. I may go with the Paint4U guy on eBay and have it shipped to my parents house.. mount it one day where I time and space to do so..
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call the dealerships and see who they use for paint. thats what i did and am about to get my bumper painted for 220
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