BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-31-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
mdoughty
Private First Class
2
Rep
119
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 melbourne red zcp coupe
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: atlanta, ga

iTrader: (2)

repair or replace

any input appreciated. i have a small dent with a lateral 3 inch cut in my rear bumper cover (brother in law backed it into a boat trailer) should i replace the whole cover or have it repaired? roughly double to replace but i never want to see it again...currently have one of those goofy obx oval stickers covering it up
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
Sean05
Putcha ang ganda...
Sean05's Avatar
Philippines
89
Rep
5,331
Posts

 
Drives: 08 MR E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Brea CA.

iTrader: (9)

Send a message via Yahoo to Sean05
repair... cheaper it will look the same once its repaired.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2011, 12:18 PM   #3
Dave07997S
Colonel
37
Rep
2,555
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3 ZCP Coupe
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Playa del Rey, CA

iTrader: (1)

What Sean said...you will never know.

Dave
__________________
2013 M3 Coupe-MR/BLK ZCP, ACM test pipes, BPM Stg2 dev. tune and Megan catback, AFE Stg2. with C/F elbow
Previous rides: 2011 M3 Coupe-MR/Blk
2007 Porsche 997C2S Speed Yellow/Blk sport seats
2004 BMW M3 Imola/Blk
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2011, 01:56 PM   #4
SenorFunkyPants
Colonel
SenorFunkyPants's Avatar
United Kingdom
38
Rep
2,606
Posts

 
Drives: E92 DCT M3
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Trouble is that the rear bumper is very flexible and repairs are very difficult to do and are unlikely to last long term. Got a couple of small dings in mine and its going in for a new bumper monday (paid by the insurance Co. of the smuck who drove into me).
My Bodyshop guy and the third parties assessor both said this kind of bumper is not worth repairing.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2011, 02:24 PM   #5
Sean05
Putcha ang ganda...
Sean05's Avatar
Philippines
89
Rep
5,331
Posts

 
Drives: 08 MR E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Brea CA.

iTrader: (9)

Send a message via Yahoo to Sean05
Quote:
Originally Posted by SenorFunkyPants View Post
Trouble is that the rear bumper is very flexible and repairs are very difficult to do and are unlikely to last long term. Got a couple of small dings in mine and its going in for a new bumper monday (paid by the insurance Co. of the smuck who drove into me).
My Bodyshop guy and the third parties assessor both said this kind of bumper is not worth repairing.
if you bring it to the right body shop trust me they can do it all...

I use to work at a bodyshop and weve done it all... holes, scratches, swirls whatever it is we are able to make it look new without any issues or pay more money...

at this point your body shop is just lazy to do the work less sanding painting. thats the reason why they said its not worth repairing.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2011, 05:01 PM   #6
mdoughty
Private First Class
2
Rep
119
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 melbourne red zcp coupe
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: atlanta, ga

iTrader: (2)

i have a pretty high rate of confidence in the body man, has done good work for me in the past. he has done 335s before and knew how easy it was to breaker the bumper tabs to remove the bumper so he seems to know what he's talking about...thanks for the replies
Appreciate 0
      08-31-2011, 06:10 PM   #7
bsiciliano
Captain
United_States
12
Rep
642
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 M3 Convertible
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (4)

Price them out. Unless repairing costs you close to what replacing costs (I doubt it) then just repair.
__________________
2011 E93 - Space Gray - 6MT/Silver Novillo/
OE Tuning/Gruppe M Intake/ACS Springs/Vorsteiner CF Type I Rear Diffuser/Textured Matte Black Custom Powdercoated OEM 359s/Painted Reflectors/Matte Grille, Hood Vents and Side Markers/Arqray Race Exhaust/MS Pulley
Appreciate 0
      09-02-2011, 01:30 AM   #8
ace330i
Second Lieutenant
ace330i's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
221
Posts

 
Drives: e90 330i 6spd, e92 m3 zcp 6spd
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
do not repair because it because if it has a tear, than you have to use a filler and the filler is not as flexible as the plastic bumper, so over time it will crack, repair will look good, but not for a long time, I have a body shop so I see these kinds of accidents all the time, and we always advise the owners to replace.
Appreciate 0
      09-02-2011, 01:56 AM   #9
FVM3
Major General
FVM3's Avatar
113
Rep
5,739
Posts

 
Drives: e92 m3, f30 328i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (2)

replace
Appreciate 0
      09-02-2011, 08:30 PM   #10
mdoughty
Private First Class
2
Rep
119
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 melbourne red zcp coupe
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: atlanta, ga

iTrader: (2)

tongue of the boat trailer had a 1/2 flange which cut it...not the kinda car to pull a boat with for sure...thanks for the input, guess i'll be buying a rear bumper cover. any input as to where i should purchase?
Appreciate 0
      09-03-2011, 12:59 AM   #11
IFX
Banned
31
Rep
2,538
Posts

 
Drives: AW e46M/N54
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Fla.

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SenorFunkyPants View Post
Trouble is that the rear bumper is very flexible and repairs are very difficult to do and are unlikely to last long term. Got a couple of small dings in mine and its going in for a new bumper monday (paid by the insurance Co. of the smuck who drove into me).
My Bodyshop guy and the third parties assessor both said this kind of bumper is not worth repairing.



Please tell me what so special about a BMW bumper that makes it "not worth repairing"?


Only if it the cost to repair it exceeds the price to buy a new one, only than should it be replaced. (And in this case, sounds like op can repair)


There is so much misconception about what a body shop can and cannot do.


If anyone wants advice on repairs, please pm me. I might actually bump my body shop thread back up... jeez..
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST