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Old 05-11-2015, 07:13 PM   #1  
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Default Rear bumper / quarter panel gap matching

I had a bonehead that backed into my passenger quarter panel and bumper.

I've had it into the body shop twice now trying to get it looking better. I looks pretty good (never matched up perfectly, but pretty good) when I take it home. Get out of the car and the bumper and body aren't sitting in the same place and it looks like this:

If I push in on it, it looks better again and sits okay, until I drive around for awhile. The body shop guy says poor design of a plastic bumper. I say I'll bet someone on here knows a trick or two that we can use to make this look right.

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Old 09-28-2015, 10:26 PM   #2  
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I took this back to the body shop a couple of times, the first time, they tried to secure the bumper a different way. That didn't work so great. The second time, they replaced the $16 bracket that holds the bumper in place. That fixed the problem. Looks great and holds itself in place correctly!

Just had to be persistent.
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