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    How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    Tough afternoon yesterday; spent all day testing in CC Philly and after getting off the train and driving home, the normal u-turn I execute (wide street) to park in front of my house was taken a bit wide and I smashed the right front bumper into the telephone pole. Absolutely no saving the bumper but it is securely duct-taped. The wife wants me to pay for it myself instead of insurance (I guess because she thinks I can). I don't see associated damage; the lights are fine and working, sensors, etc. It appears to be just the front bumper and paint. Anybody know about what this will set me back? Thanks in advance.

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    Assuming you didn't damage anything behind the bumper, anywhere from $100 (you find a matching bumper at a salvage yard, and install it yourself) to $1,200 (New bumper, painted and installed at a good shop).

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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    Thanks. Looks like 1,200 as I don't do salvage yards or bumper installations.

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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    My rear bumper was about $1100...charged to the centenarian that rear ended me...
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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I have a related question. My bumper was hit with a piece of retread thrown up off the road. The bumper just needs painting. Because of the road rash over the years and now this.... How much just to professionally prep and paint the bumper?

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    Assuming no deep scratches/gouges/cracks:

    "Macco quality" - ~$100-$120 (painted on the car - cheap/wrong way, single stage paint)

    A good shop - ~$400-$500 including R&R

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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    Our shop sells it for $614.99.

    Price breakdown is as follows for your 2008 Cadillac DTS front bumper:
    Part: $325
    Paint: $200
    Shipping: $89.99

    Unfortunately, we haven't painted any DTS front bumpers for me to give you sample photos, but we have painted parts for the CTS if you're interested. Thanks!

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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    Interesting. I've got an appointment at the carrier's preferred shop (I know them and they are good) on Monday so we'll say what kind of a markup they want.

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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    Ok-so I get the car back yesterday. Beautiful paint job on the bumper cover. Only problem is there was a fairly large (1/4 ") gap between the top of the bumper and the bottom of the headlight on both sides. I showed it to him and he took it back in the shop for 20 minutes and bought it back out. The gap is now much less but my question to everybody who has this car-should there be a gap at all? Does the top of the bumper perfectly meet the bottom of the headlight? I have a theory-this was the insurance company's recommended shop so I'm thinking they cut corners by not examining and replacing the bumper support?? The part that the bumper attaches to; maybe failure to replace that causes the gap? Any ideas would be appreciated. I've got a buddy with one that is supposed to stop by my work later today but I can't always count on that.

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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    There is NO GAP on mine anywhere around the headlight... on either side.
    Please excuse the dirty car... just got back from a little 500 miles road trip.
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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    Yes there is, I can see it and actually, it's worse than mine.Directly below the headlight, on top of the molding is a separation almost exactly like mine. This is what I'm talking about and you have it on both sides. My buddy bought his '10 over today and he also has it although it's about 1/16" less than mine.

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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    There is no separation... there is a rubber seal there.
    The bumper top is against the rubber seal.

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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    Ah, shoot. My buddies looks just like mine; I wonder if he is missing the seal? I wonder if I can caulk it? I wonder if the light needs to be able to move separately from the bumper (which would break the caulk seal).

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    Nothing needs to move. The "seal" is there to fill the gap that is there, that will vary very slightly from car to car (if the parts were made to butt up to each other EXACTLY, aligning things on every car would be a nightmare, and parts would rub).

    Why would you use caulking on a nice car???

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    Re: How much is a front bumper for an 08? Bad misunderstanding with a telephone pole

    To keep the water out?

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