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Be Careful of Who You Hit When Fleeing the Scene!

So my buddy calls me up a 9:00 AM this morning asking me if I had my buffer in my hands. I told him that I was waxing something but her name wasn't "car". Of all the nerve, he knows that I am either sleep or "working" that damn early in the morning! He's a bachelor too so he KNOWS better!

Here's what happened. He's turning into a parking lot and some guy with no license decides to pull out and swipe the back end of his car. Realizing what he did, the guy decides to run. Bad decision. My buddy is a detective with the local PD and he was driving his unmarked Charger with a HEMI. So he chases the guy for a block and pulls him over. I told him that it must be nice having a cop around when you need one!

Bottom line is, this bumper will need to painted in order to make it 100% perfect, which means that he would have to turn it in to the motor pool. He didn't want to do that because he knows that he would get a hooptie to drive while they take their time fixing his. He wasn't having any of that so he called me. Here's the damage he showed up with.











Damage like this is going to require a more aggressive polisher than the PC-7424XP if you want to fix it sometime this week. At the same time, a rotary polisher could have easily MELTED this rear fascia considering how flexible it is. Since he was in a hurry, I had to just blast the job out. So I broke out some 3M Perfect-It™ I Rubbing Compound, 3M Perfect-It™ II Machine Polish, a flat surfaced green pad, a flat surfaced white pad and my trusty ol' Flex-3401VRG.

A couple of things to note. Normally I would have washed and clayed that area, and wet sanded that remaining scratch out of the paint. However, due to time restraints, I just did the "hook a brutha' up" repair. If you saw the finished product, you wouldn't have ever known that this car was in an accident. I told him to make sure that he reported it to Car Fax.

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Here's the final results.












And because you all know that I never fake the funk, here's the flash test.








He asked me what I wanted for the job. I told him to dance like Calvin & Hobbs. He said he'll meet me at Texas Roadhouse. lol!

My Lord, I would have loved to seen the face of that guy when his rear view mirror filled up with Christmas lights!



That's all folks!

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Dam when can i bring you my car for a detail????

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glad the runner got what was coming to him, and great work man.

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Dam when can i bring you my car for a detail????
Anytime you want, just make sure that you knock off the local savings and loan on your way over.

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Dang, wish I knew someone with those skills in Phoenix!

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awesome recovery, Junkman! For a minute ther it looked like it was chrome it was so shiny. Wow!


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awesome recovery, Junkman! For a minute ther it looked like it was chrome it was so shiny. Wow!
That's what I love about working on black cars. When they are right, dayum!

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need Junkman running the polisher on my car. Great work JM!

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Thank you sir.

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Great timing--I just got swiped in nearly the same spot while my car was parked at a restaurant over lunch today. I weep thinking that even Junkman's skills could be to no avail.

No pics yet, but there's a small dent & spiderwebbing. The body shop said that the bumper is malleable enough to "reshape" to original form & then paint/clearcoat--is that TRUE?

I'm duly impressed, Junkman, by what you've done with the above car. Incredible.

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Thanks.

As long as your bumper is NOT cracked all the way through, it can be fixed and painted with a little prep.

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Anytime you want, just make sure that you knock off the local savings and loan on your way over.
Done. Just make sure to tell your buddy to go easy on me once he finally catches up after I've stopped at your shop.


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Junkman, you are a miracle worker.

Never cease to amaze me; great job !

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Anytime you want, just make sure that you knock off the local savings and loan on your way over.
just dont hit a cop car on your way out!!!

good work. how dumb can one person be? i accidentally bumped my door into another residents car when i lived in an apartment, knocked on his door and told him about it, turns out he was getting ready to have it painted so he didn't even care

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Done. Just make sure to tell your buddy to go easy on me once he finally catches up after I've stopped at your shop.



Thanks for the kudos gents.

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you should have left it scratched...it's not a cop car without some dents/dings!!!!

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That is beyond impressive work. You have Yoda like powers or something

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So you replaced the whole bumper with a painted one huh?


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