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DRA4
12-13-2006, 09:37 PM
Bodyshop is charging me $400 to fix back bumper and repaint it. What you guys think? Heres a pic.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/358IMG_1416.JPG

JTDec17
12-13-2006, 09:41 PM
Might as well buy a new bumper in my opinion

Poopie
12-13-2006, 09:42 PM
whats wrong with it?

juju4uofa
12-13-2006, 09:47 PM
Buy a Euro S4 rear or Oettinger rear. Overall it may cost a little more but at least you got a mod out of the deal.

Kreizy31
12-13-2006, 09:50 PM
ill sell you my black s4 rear for $400 bucks, direct swap. PM me if interested.

DRA4
12-13-2006, 09:59 PM
whats wrong with it?

Got hit by a yellow cab on the left corner, it was a hit and run.[headbang]

bOOOOstedAudi
12-13-2006, 10:01 PM
what you should have chased him

sean1.8t
12-13-2006, 10:02 PM
first off, i have been staring at that thing for like a minute strait and i can barely see anything..

second, run away from that shop asap!

DRA4
12-13-2006, 10:31 PM
what you should have chased him

I wish, the car was parked and nobody saw shit. Upclose you can see the yellow paint. I will just get a new bumper or a used S4 in good condition.

Kreizy31
12-13-2006, 10:50 PM
dont bother fixing it, just use it as an excuse to go baller status with an s4 or an oettinger, rieger if thats your style.

let me know, ive got a perfect s4 brilliant back on my car id sell you

Euro
12-13-2006, 11:57 PM
ill sell you my black s4 rear for $400 bucks, direct swap. PM me if interested.

Do it. [up]

AudiSport12
12-14-2006, 06:04 AM
DRA4's car is not a brilliant black, its a volcanic black or something like that

a4cefed
12-14-2006, 06:23 AM
seems high to me, whats your deductable ?

offroader1006
12-14-2006, 08:27 AM
DRA4's car is not a brilliant black, its a volcanic black or something like that

thats a dark volcano, post more pics

SoFresh
12-14-2006, 08:39 AM
shoot... a little bit more damage and insurance might just of covered that...

MultiAudis
12-14-2006, 08:55 AM
yeah seems like you have plenty of other options, several of which seem better than that body shop

mike-2ptzero
12-14-2006, 09:00 AM
I wish, the car was parked and nobody saw shit. Upclose you can see the yellow paint. I will just get a new bumper or a used S4 in good condition.



If you see yellow paint from the cab have you tried to have it buffed out since it might just be paint on the surface of your paint?

DRA4
12-14-2006, 09:52 AM
Heres a close up of the damage. My car is a Volcano black.
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/358IMG_1415.JPG

onemoremile
12-14-2006, 10:01 AM
95% of that will rub out with a little rubbing compound and an old t-shirt. My car slipped on the ice a couple years ago and slid along the garage door support and was much worse than that. After freaking out about it and whatnot I just dealt with it. It took about a half hour and cost maybe 15 bucks because I bought two different compounds. I haven't even noticed it since. No one has.

BzeB5A4
12-14-2006, 10:25 AM
Rub it out and add a lil touch up paint. Save your money for other mods!!

HellasA4
12-17-2006, 01:38 PM
Buy a Euro S4 rear or Oettinger rear. Overall it may cost a little more but at least you got a mod out of the deal.

where can i find a euro s4 rear? been looking all over for it.

panix73
12-17-2006, 03:51 PM
DRA4.. $400?!? Where are you getting this quote from? First off, you live in the city, your car is going to get doors open on from douches double parking. Your bumper is going to get messed up from people backing up into your car constantly or swiping it while changing lanes.. it happens. I was living on the UES up until last month and I can't tell you how how many scuff marks and scratches I have on the corners of my bumper like yours just from people either parallel parking into my car or pulling out. yeah it sucks.

If I were you, I would first try to compound it out if you say it didn't crack or take any paint off. Beside that, I would either come out here to LI and I know a few places in Nassau county that could respray your bumper for $200 or I would just wait until someone really hits your bumper bad and they'll pay to have it fixed.

Oh and by the way. I'm sure you know this but don't always trust your garage. Last year my girl had some guy at her garage scrape up her side skirts and curb her wheels on her R32.