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I have had a small fended bender (literally) and need an idea of what it may cost me. I backed into a 92 Taurus Sedan and punched a hole in its rear bumper. I believe the bumper will need replacing. Not wanting insurance to go up, I would like to know if it is more advantageous to pay for the repair. Can anyone give me an idea of the cost of replacement?
ps. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada so not sure if shop rates are comparable to the States.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
 
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As long as it's only the bumper cover, and no structural damage, you should be able to get away with just replacing the cover. I'd look in junkyards to find a replacement that is the same color, saving you the cost of painting. Here in RI, the covers range from $150-$250 USD. For reference, a new cover is about $125 usd, then you need to add on painting, which runs about $250 usd. The painting is expensive due to the flex additive and prep involved in painting a urethane cover.

Good luck, and let us know how you make out!
 

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if you live in ottawa come down to midas bronson and let dan have a look at it he is a real decent guy and will give you the best price in town,ps i work with him
 

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I thouht you said it was a 92? that's a gen IV in teh picture. bondo won't be able to cover that, bumper will definitly need to be replaced. never having gone though that I don't know how much it will cost, but be prepared for a bill that seems way too high, stuff like that is always too expensive. if you can replace it yourself it will save you alot, like other's have said, go to a salvage yard and see if you can find one in the right color, install it yourself. that's the cheapest option,
 

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nope you do not have to replace it it can be fixed we had a accura rice mobile with the front bumper damaged and we sent it out and got it rebuilt all we had to do was paint it and install it,a good place and a friend to check for a price on a good used one is mark at arnprior auto mention my name al at midas and the number is 238-8926
 

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Originally posted by mufflerman@Mar 24 2004, 09:31 PM
nope you do not have to replace it it can be fixed we had a accura rice mobile with the front bumper damaged and we sent it out and got it rebuilt all we had to do was paint it and install it,a good place and a friend to check for a price on a good used one is mark at arnprior auto mention my name al at midas and the number is 238-8926
that is one looooooooong sentence. where did you find a place that will patch urethane? It's not like you can just bondo it.
 
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Originally posted by silvapain+Mar 25 2004, 01:00 AM-->QUOTE (silvapain @ Mar 25 2004, 01:00 AM)
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@Mar 24 2004, 09:31 PM
nope you do not have to replace it it can be fixed we had a accura rice mobile with the front bumper damaged and we sent it out and got it rebuilt all we had to do was paint it and install it,a good place and a friend to check for a price on a good used one is mark at arnprior auto mention my name al at midas and the number is 238-8926
that is one looooooooong sentence. where did you find a place that will patch urethane? It's not like you can just bondo it. [/b]
Since Al's in Canada, I would guess they use Labaat's cans to patch it, then urethane over that, and paint.
 

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I thouht you said it was a 92? that's a gen IV in teh picture. bondo won't be able to cover that, bumper will definitly need to be replaced. never having gone though that I don't know how much it will cost, but be prepared for a bill that seems way too high, stuff like that is always too expensive. if you can replace it yourself it will save you alot, like other's have said, go to a salvage yard and see if you can find one in the right color, install it yourself. that's the cheapest option,[/b]
Sorry, meant '02. I hit it with a 98 Windstar (borrowed of course). If it wasn't -26C at the time the cheap plastic probably wouldn't have shattered. No damage at all to the van.
 

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ha,ha bob they put the bumper in a special machine and melt and fill it in and then they sand it and prime it.it looks like brand new.and my grammer well as long as i can spell thats ok for me,and p/s bob the labatts are waiting for you.
 
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I figured it was something better than the cans Al, but I couldn't resist the joke.
As far as grammar, I don't have a problem with it. I've actually broadened my horizons here, I now can speak Tman-ese and mufflerman-ese.
 

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I didn't think he was joking about the Labatts can. It would work, nice sturdy product and the prep work would be a great time.
hey Mufflerman, do you know if they do this procedure at Allard's?
 
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