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Old Mar-05-17, 09:41 PM   #1

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So I got rear ended today. Thankfully my trailer hitch took most of the initial impact and only the insert the exhaust comes out of was popped out. Then she proceeded to wield the TBSS like a rhino horn and ram it into the back of an envoy which thankfully also had a hitch sticking out. So I have a trailer hitch indentation in my front bumper cover. Dog was with me and she is fine and other than a lap of hot coffee so am I. Has anyone had good luck with any of the 2 part epoxy made for this sort of thing? Her brakes went "all the way to the floor". I'm thinking panic throttle.
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Well I took it to the dealership today that State Farm recommended. They said that hits in the rear like that on the hitch have a high probability of frame damage. I wouldn't think a collision that didn't even cut off the truck would cause frame damage. Am I right in thinking that?
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Hard to say without seeing pictures. I think you would need a professional to look at your frame to see if there is any actual damage but if nothing looks out of place it is most likely okay - if the hitch didnt move that is.

As for the bumper repair, yes I have used several types of 2 part epoxy with mixed results. The over the counter stuff tends to not be as good, but then again, you will need a re-paint for this type of job and most of the work there is in the preperation. It really depends how bad it is indented, it may be spread out across a further area than it appears. I take the paint down to the bare urethane to make these types of repairs, but like I said above, It is hard to say without seeing pictures of the damage to give you a better opinion.
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I used a professional 2-part adhesive to repair/reattach the bumper cover to its mounting tabs with outstanding results. however I have not used it (or anything similar) as a filler. In my case a parking lot curb nearly ripped half my bumper off the car but did so with zero cosmetic damage to the outer paint.
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