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Old 01-16-2019, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default Cracked bumper. ☹️

Ugh...

Six years of no incidents and one month before my 2013 Crosstrek is paid off I hit some ice going slow on an uphill dirt road. Into a ditch I went. I heard a sharp "bam!" as my right side dropped but I was able to pull out of it quickly. Everything looked (and worked) fine until I noticed the right side of my front bumper had a crack directly underneath and on the rounding of the black molding. Body shop quoted me $500 for parts and labor (new aftermarket bumper, paint, and labor).

Thoughts, sympathies, finger waving, or cheaper solutions?

Anything I should make sure to check under the hood? Car is driving fine without any pull to one side or strange sounds/vibrations.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:58 AM   #2
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Ugh..Sorry to hear about the christening. Most, if not all of us have it happen.

I'm thinking a heat gun could smooth it out for you.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:33 AM   #3
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Plastic welding?


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Old 01-16-2019, 05:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies! I'm going to investigate those repair options.

I suppose the "christening" is a right of a passage.

I'll let you know how it turns out.
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There's also 2 plastic support brackets that connect the lower bumper to the frame by the radiator for support. I snapped both of mine during a "curb check" and it caused the front bumper to vibrate a bit. They are cheap and easy to replace if yours are broken.
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I'm going check those out. Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:20 AM   #7
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Just judging from your photo, it looks minor, I wouldn't worry about it. If you do want to buy a new bumper, I have an extra one in almost-new condition you can have. It's pearl white.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:47 AM   #8
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Pearl white? Hmmm. My car is Tangerine orange pearl. Not certain I want a creamsicle colored vehicle. ;-)

But I do appreciate the offer. Thanks.
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