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    Hit leaving Taco Bell

    Well I was just on my lunch break, I went to Taco Bell with a buddy. When we were getting ready to make a left out of the parking lot some guy in a full size van hit me in my drivers side rear bumper. The scrape is about the size of a basketball. It went all the way through to the black on the top where the bumper crease is but other than that doesn't look too bad.
    Just looking for some insight on what to expect for repair costs if anybody has ever had a similar repair done. I have heard that matching a silver metallic paint is a PITA so I don't know if the entire rear bumper will have to be repainted. I plan on getting a few quotes in the next day or two. I will also post some pics when I get the chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZACK777 View Post
    Well I was just on my lunch break, I went to Taco Bell with a buddy. When we were getting ready to make a left out of the parking lot some guy in a full size van hit me in my drivers side rear bumper. The scrape is about the size of a basketball. It went all the way through to the black on the top where the bumper crease is but other than that doesn't look too bad.
    Just looking for some insight on what to expect for repair costs if anybody has ever had a similar repair done. I have heard that matching a silver metallic paint is a PITA so I don't know if the entire rear bumper will have to be repainted. I plan on getting a few quotes in the next day or two. I will also post some pics when I get the chance.
    Sorry to hear that Zack. It sounds like around $500 and I would demand a full respray of the bumper.
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    Estimates without knowledge of local parts and labour costs, much less seeing the damage, will be of limited use; however, for what little it's worth... $400 for respray, $800+ for bumper replacement and respray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Sorry to hear that Zack. It sounds like around $500 and I would demand a full respray of the bumper.
    Definitely want the entire rear bumper repainted
    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Estimates without knowledge of local parts and labour costs, much less seeing the damage, will be of limited use; however, for what little it's worth... $400 for respray, $800+ for bumper replacement and respray.
    Understandable, I was just curious because I have never been in an accident, in my own car, and have had to get it repaired so I was just wanting to know a ballpark figure to expect when I look around.

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    the idiot that hit you is paying for everything, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx0131 View Post
    the idiot that hit you is paying for everything, right?
    One way or another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx0131 View Post
    the idiot that hit you is paying for everything, right?
    Yes, he is from out of state (Tennessee) I don't know if that will make things more difficult or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZACK777 View Post
    Yes, he is from out of state (Tennessee) I don't know if that will make things more difficult or not.
    i wouldve threatened to call his insurance if he tried to pull a fast one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx0131 View Post
    i wouldve threatened to call his insurance if he tried to pull a fast one.
    The guy was really cool about it, He gave me all his information and said to give him a call when I have the quote.
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    freakin tennessee drivers (WRXie)
    I know tell me about it I drove around Tennessee on our way to and from Alabama just to avoid them "people" J/k
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZACK777 View Post
    The guy was really cool about it, He gave me all his information and said to give him a call when I have the quote.
    oh ok thats good then. Good luck with everything

    next time you go to a parking lot, check around for tennessee plates to be on the safe side

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZACK777 View Post
    Yes, he is from out of state (Tennessee) I don't know if that will make things more difficult or not.
    Did he rear-end you, or was he traveling on the road you pulled on to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    Did he rear-end you, or was he traveling on the road you pulled on to?
    I was sitting at the parking lot exit waiting to make my left turn to leave Taco Bell and the guy was leaving the drive thru which was on my passenger side and about a car length behind where I was sitting. He just pulled out of the drive thru and hit me saying "Oh man I didn't see you there."
    He had a bunch of 2x4's in the van sticking all the way to the windshield which were definitely blocking his view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZACK777 View Post
    I was sitting at the parking lot exit waiting to make my left turn to leave Taco Bell and the guy was leaving the drive thru which was on my passenger side and about a car length behind where I was sitting. He just pulled out of the drive thru and hit me saying "Oh man I didn't see you there."
    He had a bunch of 2x4's in the van sticking all the way to the windshield which were definitely blocking his view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx0131 View Post
    freakin tennessee drivers (WRXie)
    Quote Originally Posted by ZACK777 View Post
    I know tell me about it I drove around Tennessee on our way to and from Alabama just to avoid them "people" J/k
    Hey now. Just cause the majority of the people that live in TN are rednecks, doesn't mean that we all are.

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    Sorry to hear about the damages! Good thing the guy took full responsibility!

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