Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









Search Auto Parts

1997 Toyota bump and scratches


  Email This Post



pink_peril
New User

Jun 19, 2009, 5:18 PM

Post #1 of 4 (1473 views)
1997 Toyota bump and scratches Sign In

Iam a new driver and I recently over shot a turning and bumped into a wall. It has left a medium dent and paint scratches in the front right bumpers. Can this be repaired or made to look less of an eye sore on the car by not using my insurance to repair it? any suggestions would be much appreciated, thank you.


Sidom
Veteran / Moderator
Sidom profile image

Jun 20, 2009, 7:52 AM

Post #2 of 4 (1467 views)
Re: 1997 Toyota bump and scratches Sign In

Wow... this is like de ja vu for me. I've been down this road at least 3 times now Wink

To answer you question, most of the time there is no real easy, cheap fix with body work.
Now I'm assuming this is a "plastic" bumper. I will tell you, I believe it was daughter #2 that did the same thing (only it was sister's van & not a wall) and left a pretty bad looking round round dent in the bumper.....This was during the summer, went out on one 100+ day & the dent had popped out due to the heat & all you could see was 2 little scratches. I don't know what your dent looks like but some can be popped out with a suction cup or combination of cold & heat...

hope this helps & don't get down on yourself
.
.
.
PS... you're grounded Wink


pink_peril
New User

Jun 20, 2009, 7:46 PM

Post #3 of 4 (1462 views)
Re: 1997 Toyota bump and scratches Sign In

yeah it is a plastic bumper so hopefully it will just 'pop' back out but i keep having to remind myself that it could look alot worse! as it is my first car it probably wont be my last little bump. thank you for your advice, it really cheered me up! now is the question to owning up about the just about standing wall outside the church with my cars paint on it...


Sidom
Veteran / Moderator
Sidom profile image

Jun 21, 2009, 6:38 AM

Post #4 of 4 (1456 views)
Re: 1997 Toyota bump and scratches Sign In


In Reply To
now is the question to owning up about the just about standing wall outside the church with my cars paint on it...


Shocked Well if you're a member I'm sure they be understanding probably even if you're not. But if you not.......maybe that was God knocking.....Wink

That fact that it's bothering you speak volumes, most people wouldn't even give it another thought........I'm sure you'll do the right thing... you sound like a decent person.


PS....you're still grounded....






  Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap