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Old 05-29-2004, 06:40 PM   #1
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Some woman backing out of her parking spot in a big azz Ford Taurus wagon (beaten to hell) backed right into my bumper, cleared the paint right off, so I have a nice 4 inch scratch on my bumper.

I used Mothers Scratch remover to take out the scuffs, but I have to get that part repainted. I went to our family friend that has a body shop. He told me that he can get the 3 stage paint for me for nothing, as long as I do it...which I intend to do.

Here is the dilemma, and its morally based...he told me any shop would quote $350 CDN to colour match the whole bumper and if yer car savvy you want the car bumper repainted. Well, since its not that big of a deal, I will touch it up with the proper methods...so do I call her with a copy of the quote for $350 and say pay up, or what? I mean if I hit her, she'd take me to the cleaners no doubt...

Effin morality... effin scratch looks awful on my car...
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Just because you got a good deal doesn't mean you have to pass it on.
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Not sure how to take that comment Dame Are you pissin on my connections to maintain my car? Or encouraging me to take the money?

Anyhow....I gave the production codes to the guy, gonna get me the base white, the diamond coat and the clear coat.

You know, I would have been satisfied if she had apologized...I couldnt even get an "I'm sorry" out of her...wtf is wrong with people??

Euh...
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You know, I would have been satisfied if she had apologized...I couldnt even get an "I'm sorry" out of her...wtf is wrong with people??

Euh...
get the $350. If she had been apologetic about it, maybe not.
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I'm leaning that way....apologies are a powerful thing...well she can kiss $350 bone goodbye
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Jim, I agree. Give her the bill for 350 CDN. Apologies go a long way. Not even getting a I am sorry would have ruffled by feathers. Get the 350 and get the whole bumper painted. It will look better in the long run.
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Then sue her for emotional stress!! lol.. ok maybe thats going too far...
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Then sue her for emotional stress!! lol.. ok maybe thats going too far...
get a rental car too!!!
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No Apology? Why stop at $350? I think the whole car should be repainted.
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No Apology? Why stop at $350? I think the whole car should be repainted.
i dont think white diamond is that easy to duplicate!!!
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