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Bad Luck rear bumper

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Old 02-07-2012, 03:20 PM
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Hi All,
I'm new on this forum and needed some advice please. Basically I had a bad day on Monday where I reversed into a metal fence, essentially nothing happened to the fence but the top of my bumper has split and also I have a little dint on the trunk. Do you recommend I purchased a pre-painted bumper through ebay that is to OE specs?

Thanks in advance,
AJ
 
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:21 PM
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thats an idea. the ebay ones are hit or miss. i worked in a body shop so im biased, but i recommend a shop. they should be able to fix the split depending on where it is. and try a paintless dent removal company for the trunk.
 
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:06 AM
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Hi there, Thanks for the info I know what you mean and I've been to two body shops and they've said that I do need to replace the bumper cover also they suspect the foam behind needs replacing as well. Instead of the OEM replacement I was thinking of getting a used original Toyota Bumper and getting it resprayed instead.
 
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:56 PM
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you might also want to check out parts warehouses on the internet. they are normally the suppliers for the body shops. good luck and let me know if there is anything else you need help with.
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:31 AM
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If you can find other options than ebay try it to use it. I'm sure there are some in your local place.
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:29 AM
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Hi Guys,

Again thanks for your advice, I've done the following and purchased an original used Camry rear bumper and asked for it to be resprayed before shipping then once I get it here I'll get it fitted -not sure how much that will cost. Also I've purchased a rear bumper absorber to fit behind once I get the cover. Once thats done I'll try the Dent removal specialists for the Trunk...
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:54 PM
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ok man. keep us all updated!
 
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:15 AM
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congrats!Please keep us posted on this one...
 
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:17 AM
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Thats very good and we are waiting for your next work updation.
 
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:47 AM
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What a complete disaster so I got the Bumper prepainted and received it through FedEx then went to some shady looking autobody place since he would change it for me because the others would only supply the parts etc and upon picking up the car I noticed the Bumper was a completely different shade of Blue then the sides up to the rear lights were not flush so I demanded a refund from the seller which I disputed with my credit card company as well and sent the bumper back in the meantime I found a decent autobody place who kindly wrapped up the poor quality bumper and fitted an OEM Bumper, Sprayed it and the job was perfect for $650!.. in all a lesson was learnt and someone on this thread said the same cheapness isnt everything!
 
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