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Got hit in back bumper..HELP

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Well on my way to work some lady decided to tap me in the back and run off...she hit me the in the lower end on the back bumper..there are some noticable spots where the paint came off...no cracks or anything...is the best thing to just go to paintscratch.com and buy a little bottle of my color or take it in?
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i recommend getting paint from a ford dealer thats close to you.

but you should consider yourself lucky. i got hit in my back bumper also. except it was on the highway + a pathfinder hit me. completely destroyed the bumper + put too holes in it from some hook things it had on it.

but shes all better now. :]
phew

lol so im guessing you took it to your local ford body shop...did they replace the whole thing? if so how long and how much?
I believe the bumpers are designed to absorb an impact by crushing the filler material contained behind the bumper. Depending on how hard you were hit will change how much it crushed that material. The more it was crushed, the less it will protect you the next time you are rear ended unless that material is replaced.


Just food for thought.
I'm guessing this was while you weren't in the car, otherwise you woulda chased after her hardcore, right?
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i feel your pain brother...i hit a cat and cracked the bottom of my front bumper on the day i was going to ford to get my racing stripe installed.that hurts...alot...it cost me 600 dollars to buy a new one...cause i'm not about to put touch up paint on a 4 day old car...06gt

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thought you said a raccoon ran in front of you. how about some pic of the damage from whatever you hit. maybe it was a raccat:?: ;<)
nghtrnnr said:
i feel your pain brother...i hit a cat and cracked the bottom of my front bumper on the day i was going to ford to get my racing stripe installed.that hurts...alot...it cost me 600 dollars to buy a new one...cause i'm not about to put touch up paint on a 4 day old car...06gt
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thought it was a raccoon...my brother said it was a cat...it was gray and furry...with black patches...whatever it was its dead dead dead...if you look close you can see at the bottom the missing plastic grille and the crack in the cover

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I got backed into in my kids school parking lot...the p3cker head was speeding!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v123/ccandgc/100_1427.jpg

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Miraculously, the lights(with sequential signals) and the newly vinyled trunklid escaped unharmed....the latch needed replacing as did the bumper skin, the impact material behind it and the sheet metal. The impact material cost about the same as the bumper skin AND the sheetmetal.... :sterb: she was only 3 months old...

Shes all good now, with her new Borla mufflers(today!)...

Chad
This is one famous raccoon! nghtrnnr, I think I saw your missing grill piece on eBay being sold by one RoKyRac...not sure, but seems suspicious! :cool:
93GT_RagTop said:
thought you said a raccoon ran in front of you. how about some pic of the damage from whatever you hit. maybe it was a raccat:?: ;<)
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