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      07-13-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Drives: 2011 128i Convertible
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E88 Front Bumper

So my idiotic self wasn't paying attention when backing out of my house the other other day, turned to quickly, and scraped my front bumper against the house. It's punctured and scratched up more than a cat's favorite scratching pole. Definitely needs to get replaced in my opinion. Wondering what everyone's opinion is as far going through insurance, not going through insurance, and doing it yourself. The body shop that would go through insurance quoted me anywhere between 1700 and 2200 dollars. Seems excessive.
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Drives: '12 E88 135i, '89 E30 vert
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: PNW

iTrader: (0) did you DIY? Have it done off insurance?
My body shop that does our work (mostly insurance-claimed) charges the same either way. One of our cars was done off insurance thru an indy dealer; the spot was fixed for less, but the clear-coat finish hasn't been the same since.
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