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Old 04-01-2011, 06:19 PM
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Has anyone had to replace and paint the front right fender?

So recently, some chick cut me off and caused me to smack into her drivers quarter panel. I hit her with my front right bumper area just below the fog light. There is a decent amount of paint damage and the plastic is actually ripped by about an inch and a half near the fog light. I assume this means a whole new fender will need to be furnished along with painting and blending. If so, does anyone have any idea what this would cost? Note: insurance claim is in progress. This is strictly so I can compare what the cost should be to estimates I receive.

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Image of my damage at the scene of the accident (paint damage is hard to see in this photo):
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:05 PM
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Thats the bumper not the fender.

Probably a new bumper skin, maybe otehr misc stuff and paint. $1400.

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Thats the bumper not the fender.

Probably a new bumper skin, maybe otehr misc stuff and paint. $1400.

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Odd. When I looked at the piece of plastic, it seemed as though it was the same piece as the fender. It's all plastic and is all attached. How is that just the bumper?

RealOEM.com * BMW E70 X5 4.8i Side panel, front - Part 1 (Side panel, primed, front right) is the piece that has the paint damage and crack. That matte plastic piece bottom left in my photo isn't as big of a concern to me.

See the part surrounding the fog light? It goes all the way up, over the wheel well and surrounds the headlight.

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Old 04-01-2011, 10:44 PM
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It is the fender, they wrap around and the bumper is mostly the black part in the center unlike most cars.
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It is the fender, they wrap around and the bumper is mostly the black part in the center unlike most cars.
That's what I thought. With that said, ard, how about a new estimate? You still think $1400 holds true?
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Fender itself is about $1,000. From the pic it looks like it can be repaired and repainted. Plus you need a new bumber mask as ard said.
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Fender itself is about $1,000. From the pic it looks like it can be repaired and repainted. Plus you need a new bumber mask as ard said.
How would they repair such a rip? Just pop it back and put some bondo on it and repaint? Wouldn't you need to blend the new body piece with the surrounding pieces as well? Seems like quite a bit of paintwork, at the least.
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I would have guessed $2000 with a new fender for around $800 included. If it is repairable, then slightly less than that.
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How would they repair such a rip? Just pop it back and put some bondo on it and repaint? Wouldn't you need to blend the new body piece with the surrounding pieces as well? Seems like quite a bit of paintwork, at the least.
Depends on the specific type of plastic used. There is plastic welding, or various types of plastic repair; then surface filler and paint. Less paint than if the whole fender has to be painted from prime.
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Yikes. I thought the rip was a reflection at first. Repairing that is technically possible but you'll likely not find a shop that wants to do it for a reasonable price.

It looks like replacing the fender and bumper mask.

Fender is around 1k with prep and paint around 500 for it. Plus the price of a new bumper mask and installation.

It won't be cheap.
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