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So that title sounds good right up to the point where he tells me she gave it to him because she ran into him at a red light.. in my Foz! He just got his permit and my wife was having drive today when some dizzy....was texting and bumped into the rear bumper with her ford POS at a red light. Two or three scratches thru the paint down to the black plastic on the bumper above and below the red reflector strip on the right side and some paint exchange on the black portion of bumper on the bottom.

Question is - I'm sure the shop can repaint the bumper, but how do they fix the scratches into the plastic or can they?

Should I use this opportunity to get all of the black under bumpers painted blue ? and turn a negative into a positive ? (which means I'd need to remove the wheel arch molding..which has crossed my mind anyway)

Going to see the other drivers insurance estimator (Gieco) Monday. Where they will estimate and give me a check right there apparently.. So I'm going to the Subaru shop first for their estimate
 

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I like the black and blue contrast. That's just me tho. And if the bumper isn't cracked, broken, and/or severely warped, the a good body shop should be able to make it good as new.

On another note, isn't texting while driving illegal in NY yet? If it isnt, you should write your state reps asap. Never fails, when I drive by a car that is doing something weird, swerving, going too slow, merging into my lane, they're on the phone or texting. And it's illegal here! :mad:

Texting on the road is the new drunk driving. :shake:
 

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Yes, texting/phoning and driving is illegal in NY, in fact Jr. drivers can't have any electronic devices, iPods etc in the car with them... it is the new DUI for sure.
I agree that texting while driving is dangerous, but I'm surprised they've never passed a law against the make-up artists that create chaos on the roads every morning while applying their facial masterpieces...
 

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How did this turn out for you? I agree, in all but sever cases, bumper covers can be repaired no problem. Even if the shop cannot do it, there are specialists who can be brought it, or the cover can be sent out. In my experience, a dealership will resist this (they sell the new covers, after all). A good shop, and the insurance company that pays for it, however, should both offer lifetime warranties on the repair.
 
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