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I was driving along the road and came up over a hill and the snow plow left a big ice ball that I couldnt stop in time for and hit it. It cracked the bumper and ripped off the plastic guard i guess you would call it below it. Anyone have any idea how much this will be to get fixed?







 

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It cracked the bumper and ripped off the plastic guard i guess you would call it below it. Anyone have any idea how much this will be to get fixed?
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New painted bumper cover and lower grill... Yer looking at about $800ish, maybe a little less.
 

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Holy shitballs, I mean iceballs.
 

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That was one bitchin iceball.
 

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It was about a foot or foot and a half in diameter. I live in Colorado and as you know we got quite a bit of snow these last couple of weeks : /
 

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I wouldnt worry about it. Its not like you can see that crack from much of a distance and nobody would be able to tell that that lower splitter is gone unless they got down on their knees.
 

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Stick of hot glue: $0.25 ;)
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Agreed I would hot glue that crack together then paint over the crack with some touch up....

You'll be good as new spending less than $5 bucks
 

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I agree on just fixing the crack, seems silly to replace the whole bumper for it. Do you think a body shop could do it and make it look right? Then I would only have to replace the lower splitter.
 

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Agreed. Check to see if you can put a claim for that damage due to their negligence. Hope all works out, if not I would go with the hot glue and touch up...
 

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For damage due to road conditions, is it unheard of to have the bill payed by the city?
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In my area, if the conditions have been reported to the maintenence department there is a chance of recovery from the city.

My damage however was caused by a couple of deadbeats dropping landscaping debris on the freeway.
 

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For damage due to road conditions, is it unheard of to have the bill payed by the city?
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This isn't a road condition, it's what's refered to as an "act of god." It's a ball of ice.
 

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damn, they were plowing the road - not their fault you didnt avoid the big ass ball of snow in the road.
 

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This isn't a road condition, it's what's refered to as an "act of god." It's a ball of ice.
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Claims adjusters must LOVE that term! I could see myself in their position calling everything an "act of god".

"Well, the person who hit your car happened to have a kitten in their car, and well, somebody masterbated that day. I'm sure you've seen the poster explaining that one, sir?" :laugh:

GL with the repair :thumbup:
 

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I would have stayed home with that much snow. "I'm sick, sir. I can't come in today." I doubt that would have been believable, but whatever. Those conditions are the ones that cause trouble.
 

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The road was only wide enough for one car to make it down, so I couldnt try and avoid it. There was snow and ice on the ground, but trying to stop on ice with potenza's doesnt work so well.

I dont see any reason to go at the city for it, he was just plowing the road and a couple of the iceballs rolled back into it. So im just going to get it fixed.
 
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