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Old 8th March 2009, 03:54   #1
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Default Bumper scar/cut repair?

Car fell prey to a hit & run episode. Landed up with a scar on the right side rear bumper.
Please have a look at the pic of the damage and advice if it is repairable? It definatly wouldn't come back to it's original state but I'm looking for ways to make it less noticable or have it smoothened out.
Heat treament repairs work well for minor dents in the on fiber/plastic parts but I'm not sure if that method would help in this?
The cut is a little deep and around 2.5 inches long but is not a crack.
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Old 8th March 2009, 09:30   #2
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Very unclear Sahil. I can't make out anything. Can you take a pic in daylight from a little further away. Is this the Altis?

Usually heat patch will work. Got that done for the Lancer bumper and you can't make out at all.
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Old 8th March 2009, 11:59   #3
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It's unfortunatly not the Altis :frustrati

Will post a daytime pic soon..
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It is repairable with a filler, putty. Any paintshop will do it with a touchup job to top it.

For a temp repair, clean the area and fill it up with regular m-seal. Use hand and water to smoothen the surface evenly. let it dry and a light sanding will blend the surface smooth, but without a paintjob, will show.
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M-Seal ! not sure if I want to really try that!
How does this filler putty method work?
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@sahil is that a scar on your Beemer?
i think BMW guys will have an option of replacement only which may burn a big hole in pocket
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Old 8th March 2009, 15:40   #7
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@sahil is that a scar on your Beemer?
i think BMW guys will have an option of replacement only which may burn a big hole in pocket
They do help out in minor repairs such as heat treatment, but not sure of this filler putty method. I am not looking to give it to a local garage as I rather let it be as it is than have a shabby job done. That would make me replace the bumper more than the current look of it.
Def not worth replacing for a 2.5 inch mark, most people don't notice it but my eye always falls on it everytime I pass by it so I'm looking for a way to make my heart hurt less more than anything

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M-Seal ! not sure if I want to really try that!
How does this filler putty method work?
M-seal is also an Epoxy putty, the repair shop use synthetic putty. Dont worry.

Just stand by them, when they repair and all should be ok.

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It's gone! Back to new I don't know how they did, what they did but ...excellent to say the least. My heart doesn't hurt anymore
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that is good news sahil!
where did you get it done? and the damages?
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I trust her with no one else but Navnit Motors.
Damages? All have been repaired
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that is good news sahil!
where did you get it done? and the damages?
I think he meant how much did it cost to repair? And how was it done? Post pics too.
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By damages he meant how much did it cost?
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My colleague, driving a brand new ANHC got bumped into by a lady driving an Indica (she comes on to a main road without checking the traffic), he had two dents on his front bumper. He could not bear to see it either, went and got it changed for some 9k+.
How much did this cost you sahil?
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Very unclear Sahil. I can't make out anything. Can you take a pic in daylight from a little further away. Is this the Altis?

Usually heat patch will work. Got that done for the Lancer bumper and you can't make out at all.
viddy , what is this heat patch method??
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