Is my plastic fender repairable?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:07 pm
Just bought this BMW and I think it's cursed. It got hit three times before I even had my first drive.

The fender got hit by a school bus and it's missing some pieces. I want to grow some auto body skills so if it's fixable I'll give it a try. Let me know what's the best way to tackle it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:42 am
Is it repairable? Sure.

In a 3 layer white pearl on a BMW is it a good starting job for a beginner? Nope.

I'm assuming that the car was parked, correctly when the bus hit it? Why wouldn't you claim on the bus' insurance?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:14 pm
NFT5 wrote:Is it repairable? Sure.

In a 3 layer white pearl on a BMW is it a good starting job for a beginner? Nope.

I'm assuming that the car was parked, correctly when the bus hit it? Why wouldn't you claim on the bus' insurance?


I'm not planning to do any painting. Just bumper repair. Can you give me an idea how it could be fixed?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:46 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:18 pm
nwa5151 wrote:The fender got hit by a school bus and it's missing some pieces.


nwa5151 wrote:I'm not planning to do any painting. Just bumper repair.


Ok, I'm confused. Are you planning on repairing the guard with the big crack in it or the bar which appears just to have a scrape?

As above, plastic welding is certainly an option although there are other methods but, either way, if you don't paint the repair then you'll have a big ugly black repair and the paint edges, not being sealed will eventually allow water under the paint which will result in failure on a much bigger scale.

It's a nice car, why wouldn't you fix it properly?
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