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    Default I should fess up

    On Sunday I managed to reverse into a 4x4 parked behind me . I pulled into a space on the main road with the rear entrance to a shop directly behind me. I picked up the wife and reversed (just looking in the wing-mirror) – missed the small 4 x 4 that had pulled in behind me!!!!

    Managed to break one of the bars on his bull-bars (it was an older 4 x 4) and gain what looks more like multiple stretch marks on my rear bumper.

    My question is if I have hairline cracks in the paint does that mean the plastic surface is also cracked (there is no distortion of the surfaces) – can anyone recommend a good filler for bumper repairs.

    P.S. The guy was brand new and we did a deal to replace his bull-bars – I’m happy as it was similar to what my excess would have been (and I don’t gain a strike against my protected no claims)

    In summary – feel really stupid but I got let off lightly (I was going to take pics but I’m too annoyed at myself at the moment).

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    sorry to here about your misfortune mate , but feel that you should have the metal bumper bar under the plastic checked for damage as this is what absorbs damage from an impact not the plastic cover. if it has been kinked your safety from a rear end shunt is severly compromised.

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    Thanks Avrgjoeh, I forgot about that - I suspect it may need to be replace (although I was moving fairly slowly).

    I'm going to take the bumper off this weekend to see what the score is.

    Humph

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    Default spare a thought

    just remembering the damage done to pimms vec in a low speed reverse verses post.

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    Ouch, thankfuly not as serius as that. Only very slight dostortion near drivers side number plate light area and hairline cracks on the top flat of the bumper where it was stressed by the bending plastic.

    I could almost ignore it but it would bug the T**Ts of me every time i saw it or tried to do any polishing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swatty View Post
    Ouch, thankfuly not as serius as that. Only very slight dostortion near drivers side number plate light area and hairline cracks on the top flat of the bumper where it was stressed by the bending plastic.

    I could almost ignore it but it would bug the T**Ts of me every time i saw it or tried to do any polishing


    think thats why most of us men have no t**s cause all the little things bug them off

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    PICTURES, it's the law
    oops, did I say that out loud

    Oh well glad you kept him sweet for a smaller dent in you pocket then your bumper ttt, did it again, sorry

    Gonna shut up now before I go prang mine tonight now.

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    I had a rear shunt a few weeks back. When you check the metal bar behind the bumber also double check where this is bolted onto the sub-frame. If it's the same as the estate then there are deformable sections inbetween which, even if the main bar is OK they could have been crumpled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben H View Post
    PICTURES, it's the law
    oops, did I say that out loud

    Oh well glad you kept him sweet for a smaller dent in you pocket then your bumper ttt, did it again, sorry

    Gonna shut up now before I go prang mine tonight now.
    Will do at the weekend (when it is light and stops bl@@dy raining)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardy View Post
    I had a rear shunt a few weeks back. When you check the metal bar behind the bumber also double check where this is bolted onto the sub-frame. If it's the same as the estate then there are deformable sections inbetween which, even if the main bar is OK they could have been crumpled.

    Thanks Wardy (I will check that out), I thought I might have escaped but I think its highly unlikely

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