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Front bumper repairs to a WRX

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by templemonkey, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. OK,

    I was having a wonderful day yesterday

    Practically no sleep for several days, huge workload, housemate trouble.

    To cap it all off, when I went to leave work last night, one of the company accountants had parked his car across the path I need to get my bike out from work. Displaying some rather poor judgement I tried to squeeze the bike past. I thought I had rubbed his tyre but it turns out I put a shallow gouge in the front bumper.

    I put my hand up for it and am copping the costs, now I just need some pointers on reducing said costs.

    Any tips

    I have been quoted $140+GST to buff out the scratch and repaint but I am worried that the WRX owner is going to come back with much more expensive 'replace and refit' quotes.
  2. I had some work done on my car a few years back by a mob and they did it in the garage at my house, in the end I could not tell where the damage had been. They filled sanded and colour matched the paint to the bumper. Amazing. They are called the Touch up guys. I know they are in melbourne and are a drive to you service.
    They should be able to help to keep costs low.
  3. I put a shallow scratch in my housemate's WRX front bumper a few months back - deep enough that it wouldn't buff out. He was originally asking for $400, which I ponied up, but it only ended up costing $200 so I got half my dosh back.

    I will find out who/how/etc it was fixed and get back to you.
  4. $110 for a seamless and invisible repair

    Breathing much easier now

    :D :D :D
  5. So Templemonkey, who did you get to do it and would you recommend them to other people.


  6. The owner had it done at his regular mechanics.

    Kept the costs down which I was happy about (naturally, being one of natures more active financial disaster areas) and the job was good. I could find out who they are if you like.
  7. Thanks for that :):):):):):):):)