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      04-11-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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so i hit something.

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i went out and when i war reversing i didnt see a line of rocks on the border of the driveway and scratched the left side of my front (passenger) of my front fender, essentially the side in front of the passengers front tire///its dented and scratched deeply...
what can i do?>
can it be fixed/repaired, how?
or do i need it all replaced, how much, i am in canada?
i have a deductible of 500$, if i remember correctly.
thanks

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      04-11-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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You may have to replace the front bumper and therefore need a new paint job on the new bumper plus install. Your well over you deductible IMO.
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i will get you a pic, the more i look it it the smaller it is...but i am trying to be an optimist now. its not that bad........
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If its just the bumper, you could do a couple things. Depending on how bad the "dent" part is, you can get that fixed and get it resprayed (I would guess around US$500) or so. The other option would be to order a new factory painted Euro bumper (PM Gary at Rennsport on this forum) - those are quite a bit more expensive but you get factory paint. Don't let it get to you to much, shit happens...
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I had a similar thing happen to my BMW. They fixed it for $240 and looks perfect. I would think fixing the M3 will cost a bit more.
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Do Canadian M3s get the European style bumper or the US style (with the orange reflectors)? If it were me, I think I would use this opportunity to get Euro spec bumper. Good luck.
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thanks guys, i actually got most of the dent out, pushing and stuuf...just a small part left, about the size of a golfball. but the deep gashes and white still remains, my car is jerez. i am bringing it to my local detailer who does bumper repair, to see how much, i dont think it should be that bad...but i dont want it to be noticeable. what i realized though, is when i hit the bumper on the rocks, i slashed the sidewall of that tire.....about a penny deep.
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thanks guys, i actually got most of the dent out, pushing and stuuf...just a small part left, about the size of a golfball. but the deep gashes and white still remains, my car is jerez. i am bringing it to my local detailer who does bumper repair, to see how much, i dont think it should be that bad...but i dont want it to be noticeable. what i realized though, is when i hit the bumper on the rocks, i slashed the sidewall of that tire.....about a penny deep.
They are going to have to repaint the whole bumper. What is your definition of not that bad?
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