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Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« on: 31 January 2015, 20:51:50 »

Story is, was sent to the Socialist Republic of Jockistan this week for work. Snowed Wednesday night. Stopped at the local Maccy D's for brekkie at 9ish Thursday morning on the way into the work site. Whilst I'm in there, I see some 18 year old spotty youth in mummys BMW Mini hooning it out of the drive through lane with his bit of skirt in the passengers seat. A few minutes later once I've finished my low fat musely and cafeene free carrot juice  ::) I return to the car, only to find said spotty youth and his tart standing next to my car, with a very sheepish look on his face.

So upshot is, seems he lost it on the snow/ice (out of my sight), and hit the NSR corner of my bumper hard enough to crack/tear it. I've looked in the boot, and there doesn't seem to be any rear quarter, or boot floor damage. I've got all the insurance details and I'm fully comp anyway, but I'm reluctant to do it through insurance. (Yes I know I have to 'inform' them regardless). He seemed apologetic enough, though whether mummy will be so understanding is unknown.

What's the going rate for a new/replacement rear bumper skin?

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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #1 on: 31 January 2015, 20:54:25 »

Got an estate one here,with tow-bar cut out, in white :y
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #2 on: 31 January 2015, 20:58:30 »

Damage will only be obvious once the bumper is removed, crash bar and mountings will have probably taken a kicking :-\
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #3 on: 31 January 2015, 20:59:31 »

Got an estate one here,with tow-bar cut out, in white :y

Facelift Elite Saloon, with tow bar, in a queer dark grey - can get the paint code if reqd.

I realise whatever I do it'll likely need repainting - should be seeing a 'man' on Wednesday at the ABS Bristol meet who I'm hoping will do the work.
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #4 on: 31 January 2015, 21:05:49 »

Damage will only be obvious once the bumper is removed, crash bar and mountings will have probably taken a kicking :-\

Maybe.

I'm hoping I've been lucky as my car was parked on snow/ice and the impact 'nudged' it less than a foot. Nothing in front of it to hit except a few flimsy bushes/flowers
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #5 on: 31 January 2015, 22:27:05 »

Bumper designed to flex upto walking pace, to hit it hard enough to crack it, expect damage :-\
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #6 on: 31 January 2015, 23:29:57 »

Bumper designed to flex upto walking pace, to hit it hard enough to crack it, expect damage :-\

It's more torn/ripped than cracked. Never had an Omega one apart, but have had my Carlton one replaced several times ::) I suspect the impact was right on the corner of the bumper, forcing the 'side' forward whilst the bumper mountings held the majority in place, and the bumper has ripped on the edge of the bumper carrier frame. 

Will take some photos tomorrow.
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #7 on: 01 February 2015, 13:44:44 »

At least he hung around, a lot wouldn,t have. :o
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #9 on: 01 February 2015, 14:35:36 »

Be surprised if there`s much damage behind that
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #10 on: 01 February 2015, 14:35:50 »

Be surprised if there`s much damage, if any, behind that
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #11 on: 01 February 2015, 17:23:28 »

Could be plastic welded and local painting?
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #12 on: 01 February 2015, 17:26:47 »

Be surprised if there`s much damage behind that
Perhaps, but only one way to be sure...  :y
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #13 on: 02 February 2015, 20:37:29 »

New Vx skin is 370+VAT, plus probably another 100 for paint and a couple of hours labour faffing about removing and re-fitting. Recon this is going to cost close to a grand to fix if done via insurance.
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Re: Facelift Omega B rear bumper skin
« Reply #14 on: 02 February 2015, 22:53:03 »

Duct tape, seems to be very popular, especially on Ford Mundano,s :P
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