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Old 01-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Damaged my Front Bumper - Ugh!

2001 - 19,900 mile garage queen. I bought it new and won't drive it in the rain. I decided to stretch its legs and drove it to my daughter's home 185 miles away. A metal pipe came cart wheeling toward me a hit the front bumper.

I removed the bumper and will get it painted and reinstalled. I have a $1000 deductable so this is on my dime. I considered going to a 996 bumper but decided to keep the stock S bumper.

I was surprised at the amount of debris that had accumulated between the A/C condenser and the radiator.






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Old 01-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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BTW that type of damage on my policy is covered under Comprehensive which I carry a $0 dollar deductable for a few dollars a year.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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BTW that type of damage on my policy is covered under Comprehensive which I carry a $0 dollar deductable for a few dollars a year.
Yeah... I need to lower my deductable.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #5
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Your comprehensive should apply. Not collision. It appears you were lucky it didn't take out your hood as well.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:58 AM   #6
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Sorry bout the stroke of fate, they might need to remount that before they can perform the buffing. When I put the GT3 nose on, they painted it off but buffed it on because it's tough to apply the correct pressure when the piece is free and malleable.
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Took it into a shop I have used before. $400 for repair, fill in the license plate holes and repaint. I checked one other place and they wanted $550. If this is the worst thing that happens all year, it will be a great year.
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Sorry to hear Chuck. How hard was the bumper removal?
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If this is the worst thing that happens all year, it will be a great year.
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Sorry to hear Chuck. How hard was the bumper removal?
Not too bad. Google it and there are a lot of info and YouTube videos on it. About 2 on a 10 scale.
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It's just a scratch... you don't drive it enough... life is short.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #12
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It's just a scratch... you don't drive it enough... life is short.
You're right on both counts! I just retired. I had 5 cars plus a company car. No company car and I sold the 993 turbo. With just four cars the Boxster should get driven more..... without the scratch.

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