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Old 12-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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I just got rear-ended

Stopping for traffic, I look in my rearview and see a BMW bearing down on me...no escape route for me and I see her look up from her phone in time to hit me. My bumperettes took the hit for the rest of the car. Both will need a respray.

I took photos of her insurance, license and registration. She asked me to get an estimate and she will pay me the cash. She lives about 2 miles from me. It looks like I will be calling automotivetouchup.com and doing the work myself. I should be able to pocket a little money from this for my pain and suffering.




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Old 12-24-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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Hooray for cellphone wielding Beemer drivers!

Sorry to hear this. It sounds like you got your bases covered regarding documentation. You should probably have the rear bumper skin removed to make sure there isn't further damage inside. See what the body shop has to say.

Hopefully the damage is purely cosmetic and easily repairable with touch-up paint. Good thing no airbags were deployed as well. Glad you're safe.
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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Merry Christmas Thank goodness for the bumperettes! Glad it wasn't worse and you are ok
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those much unloved bumperettes do a fine job at absorbing minor impacts
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #5
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I was worried for worse when I saw the post... haha
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so was she cute at least?
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She was not too bad, she was happy I didn't act like a dick about it.
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Time for new ones. I believe bumperplugs.com have them color matched and they are pretty easier to install.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #9
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05-13??

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Glad to hear bumperettes saved the car. Bummer it had to happen around Christmas, glad it was nothing too bad.
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Sorry to see this - but glad that it was relatively minor damage!
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Time for new ones. I believe bumperplugs.com have them color matched and they are pretty easier to install.
New ones? Do you work for Bumperplugs? They just need sanded and repainted.
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Huh?
seconded...

Only thing I can think of would be 5 - 13 mph / kph?
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And ROW owners laugh at Bumperettes in the US...
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Huh?
License plate tabs!

Here that means they expired end of may, (5) - 2013.
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I live downtown, plates would be checked all the time. You could probably get away with this stuff in the burbs right.
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I live downtown, plates would be checked all the time. You could probably get away with this stuff in the burbs right.
You'd get tickets all day long here, even parking enforcement!
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You'd get tickets all day long here, even parking enforcement!
I've gotten enough tickets for another porsche
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Oh yeah, we get away with it here in Florida...I gotta get them updated.

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