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    While my car was in the works car park yesterday some shameless sod reversed into my car and hit the bumper. I'm presuming it was a 4x4 with a towbar due to the point of impact. I've next to no chance of finding out who it was as there can be upwards of a 500+ cars in the carpark at anyone time.

    I went to the Just Car Clinic in Leeds today to get an idea of how much a repair would be, quoted in the region of 200Quid for a respray to the bumper. I'm not quibbling the quote it's just that I don't have that kind of cash to stump up front at the moment.

    The paint at the point of impact has cracked and started to lift. I was wondering if there might be a possible DIY type fix until I'm able to afford a more professional fix. Going to the other extreme what would I expect to pay for a pre-sprayed replacement bumper.

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    First pic shows the point of impact and the hyperbolic cracks.

    Second pic is a zoom showing where the paint is lifting.

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    mate,

    i had a bumper removed, repaired and resprayed @ a vauxhall dealer for 55quid +vat!! I'd shop around

    Nick

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    i'd try some other paint shops as well...thats about £70 of damage if it was done at my painters..perhaps you could find a cheaper local one..

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    Thanks for the replies, Nick, and Mark.

    The price you quoted from a VX dealer, Nick, is a real surprise, I would have thought I'd need to auction one of my kidney's on Ebay to even get a quote from my dealer, may pop into them tomorrow and see what they have to say.

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    I have had a similar price of £75 for a scrape on the corner of my bumper, so i would shop around for a better price.

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    Nidge,

    I was surprised too. Especially as I had made it clear when it went in that price was no object and I wanted it exactly as it was pre crash (father-in-law hit the back of me at a junction so the bill was on him)

    Hope you find an acceptable price
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    Try Branch Auto-bodies just of kirkstall Rd mate. Am sure they can better that price and there work is tip top.

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