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have owned my 2006 s60r for about 4 months now, love it to death but just wiped out the front bumper cover in a parking lot. has anyone done the same thing? im thinking i will be about $1,000, 00 lighter in the wallet
 

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man, wtf did you hit that you tore it?!

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If you did do damage to the bumper I hope it can be fixed. If not you will be looking at more than 1K to fix. I think the bumper itself is close to 800.00USD and then the wings 80.00 a piece. Labor for uninstalling the damaged pieces and painting the new pieces and the installation could be as much as the bumper depending on the shop you take it to. Just remember in the body shop business you get what you pay for. If you want your R back to OEM standards it will be close to 2K.
 

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Re: (lowbumpeR)

Quote, originally posted by lowbumpeR »
thank you , a spike was sticking up from the concrete slab
notify the parking lot owner...maybe get them to pay half
 

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Re: be careful paRking (lowbumpeR)

Very common problem. If you are handy, you can replace the bumper cover yourself with a helper- it removes in around 10 minutes or so. I think the bumper cover (painted) sells for $700-800.
 

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Re: be careful paRking (lowbumpeR)

Can you be more specific about where it tore? Visible from the front? Undertray portion?

If the latter, I did the same while backing out of a parking space without realizing my bumper was resting on top of one of those concrete parking barriers. The undertray portion of the bumper cover ended-up hanging down to the point that I would scrape it over every speed bump.

Easy fix with two zip ties using already existing holes in the undertray - looks perfect unless you are looking at it from ground level.

Good luck!

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Derek
 

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Quote, originally posted by lowbumpeR »
thank you , a spike was sticking up from the concrete slab

In that situation, whoever owns/maintains the lot should be financially liable.
 

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Re: be careful paRking (lowbumpeR)

Had my car for 2 weeks, and did the same thing. I was stuck on a concrete barrier. Luckily, I only have a 1/2 inch tear where the headlight wiper blade ripped the cover. Sucks, but my dealership SMYTHE Volvo in San Jose, put the cover back on for me for free. Only I notice the slight tear. Now when I pull up to parking spots, I am like a nervous old lady.
Sucks! Good luck with yours
 

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Re: be careful paRking (lowbumpeR)

Try making an insurance claim, especially if you have a low deductible. Just say you hit an obstruction while driving (not a lie, technically) and they'll pay for it without hassle, if they're a good company (like State Farm).

I had a truck spray gravel over my car on the road about a year ago, cost $3000+ to fix it (bodywork, refinishing, new headlamps and glass) and State Farm covered it, less deductible, without even a glance at the car.
 

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Re: be careful paRking (lowbumpeR)

The worst part about it is the after effects of the damage. When the bumper is puled like that, the mounting brackets actually get stretched and even if the bumper is replaced, you still have larger body-panel gaps than before. Looks awful.
 
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