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Bumper Damage - Those that are familiar with '14s

Ms. Palmetto had a bit of an incident with the corner of a garage... w/ under 4k miles on our '14.

I'm hopeful that the upper fascia can be repaired with a heat gun & minor sanding/painting. The lower fascia & chrome trim may be trashed. Any of you that have taken apart the front bumper, how much do you think I'm looking at here?





On the bright side, this gives me an excuse to maybe add tow hooks...
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Re: Bumper Damage - Those that are familiar with '14s

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Ms. Palmetto had a bit of an incident with the corner of a garage... w/ under 4k miles on our '14.

I'm hopeful that the upper fascia can be repaired with a heat gun & minor sanding/painting. The lower fascia & chrome trim may be trashed. Any of you that have taken apart the front bumper, how much do you think I'm looking at here?





On the bright side, this gives me an excuse to maybe add tow hooks...
the lower bumper cover is going to be in the $250 range with maybe a hour labor to R/R it. Upper if you want to replace it is in the $250 range
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Re: Bumper Damage - Those that are familiar with '14s

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the lower bumper cover is going to be in the $250 range with maybe a hour labor to R/R it. Upper if you want to replace it is in the $150 range
Do they come in color, or will they need paint?


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Do they come in color, or will they need paint?


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Re: Bumper Damage - Those that are familiar with '14s

Well, that's the last time Ms. Palmetto gets to drive it.
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Re: Bumper Damage - Those that are familiar with '14s

I would leave it, personally...too much money to replace it, unless you want to go through insurance and have a low deductible.
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Re: Bumper Damage - Those that are familiar with '14s

No way I would leave it on a brand new vehicle you're trying to keep nice. If we were talking about a 5+ year old Jeep here maybe (I still wouldnt)...but it has 4k miles!

The only way to get that crease out of the cover will be to replace the cover. If they try to repair it or whatever it will always have a wave to it.

If it were my Jeep I'd replace the bumper cover and lower fascia. This is going to be $1000 or so done right.
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Re: Bumper Damage - Those that are familiar with '14s

Unless cash flow is a little tight, I would lean toward replacing everything with OEM. That's just emotional on a brand new car.

That said, plastic bumper repair is relatively easy (maybe not diy) and since even a new one needs to be painted, a repair is a reasonable alternative. Even a cover with big tears, but all the pieces, can be fixed. I think 3M is still the manufacturer of choice for repair materials. A good shop can make it look like brand new. Many shops won't repair plastic because they make more replacing the parts.

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Re: Bumper Damage - Those that are familiar with '14s

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Ms. Palmetto had a bit of an incident with the corner of a garage... w/ under 4k miles on our '14.

I'm hopeful that the upper fascia can be repaired with a heat gun & minor sanding/painting. The lower fascia & chrome trim may be trashed. Any of you that have taken apart the front bumper, how much do you think I'm looking at here?





On the bright side, this gives me an excuse to maybe add tow hooks...
wow sorry to see that, it is pain full to see especially when it is that new im sure. That is a hard call I would be on the fence with fixing or cleaning up as best as possible. biggest concern I would have is that repaint can sometimes be an issue even as new as it is and even if it matches good now you still may have the bumper color becoming a little mismatched in a few years and even if they put flex in the paint you can still end up with cracks with minor bumping of things. like that bump you got now the repaint may not stand up as well in a similar situation. been there done that with the bumper covers a few times.
Another option might be to use a rubbing compound and get as much of the white paint from what it struck off as possible and then replace the bent metal trim ring, that would clean it up a little and avoid painting. crease would still be there but maybe less noticeable. not as much from a save money perspective but more to avoid issues that can come up with the repaint.
Hard decision though being that new, I would want it looking new a while longer so hard to say. good luck sorry that happened
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Re: Bumper Damage - Those that are familiar with '14s

Thanks for the replies. We'll get an estimate and go from there. It's a lease, so sooner or later I'll have to deal with it.

Thought about filing a claim if the cost is significant... I think our deductible is completely "vanished" right now, but I don't really want to increase our premiums. Cost isn't an issue, aside from just having plenty of other things I'd rather be putting the money to (building a house currently).
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And it has dawned on me that the front license plate bracket may hide quite a bit of this...

At a minimum, I need to figure out the best way to repair the paint on the upper portion (I need to stop it from peeling any further).
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