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Old 04-17-13, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default Front bumper hit parking curb with IS250

Hello all,
Unfortunately, my front bumper hit the parking curb and I want to know what my options are. My heart just dropped when this happen and I want to figure out what I can do to fix or make it less visible without an outrageous amount of money or replacing the whole bumper. I know it is not that visible but it still really pains me to know it in my head. The car is IS250 model '07 I think. It was bought in '08.

Also since I am here and don't want to make another thread, can someone tell me if it is possible to make the orange light appear at a lower speed. I get all excited when I see that orange light going at 80 so I would like to change it to somewhere around 50.



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Old 04-17-13, 10:50 AM   #2
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Hard to tell from that pic but the damage looks fairly minor?! I'd hit it with some touch up paint if you have any.. probably the "quick and dirty" solution.. that part of your bumper is subject to the business end of whatever's on the road so its really up to you how much time you put into it..
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Welcome to CL. Sorry to hear about your bumper. Without reprinting,you could use touch up paint but I don't think that's a good route. I'm not sure on the light myself.
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Thanks for the welcome, I will upload another picture later. As of right now I am in a hurry to go somewhere. Can you explain the "quick and dirty" solution for me please? Can you also explain why touch up paint isn't a good route? Thank you both!
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the "quick and dirty" solution is the touch up paint haha.. (hence why buddy above ^ isn't recommending it)
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You can use factory touch up paint but I've nevertheless it because it covers the chip but isn't smooth. That's just a personal opinion though but it does work.

Read here for more general newcomer info https://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-...iy-thread.html

You could also buy a GFX lip and it should cover it and you'll look nicer

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as mentioned that part of your bumper is subject to the worst of the elements so the touch up paint could just flake off in time.. without proper filling of scrapes and sanding and priming and legitly painting the bumper.. (presumably more work then your willing to do)
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Actually it looks like the majority of damage is on the stock front lip. If it really annoys you, you can replace that with another stock or GFX front lip and get it repainted for far less that what it costs to repaint the bumper.
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You can make the orange light appear at a lower speed. On the left of your steering wheel are 3 buttons that look something like this:

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Press the arrows to scroll through the menu till you hit speed indicator (or similar). You can then select the speed at which the orange light appears
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I had something similar happen; I had hit a tree limb in the road right after a bad wind storm and it scratched up the passenger side OE lower lip so bad that I had to get a GFX front lip. Fixed the eye-sore and added epic OEM hot points!
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Do you guys know how much a stock front lip would range in its cost or does it depend on the dealership itself? Getting a new front lip would be great. I never knew you could replace only that part and that also replaces another huge scratch on drivers side from previous curb hit. Looking back at this, I suck with parking next to curbs but mistake = experience . Thanks for the orange light instructions.

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thats not your front bumper, thats just a OEM lip that came with the car.

you can get that easily replaced, or upgrade to an aftermarket lip
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check out the 2IS classifieds section...you will see members selling that from time to time....
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You can probably get a used one on ebay for pretty cheap...
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Ouch. Those are deep. Yeah when I first lowered my car on springs i was about 1/8 of an inch away from doing that. Now I just learned to stay away about 1/4 car length just to be safe. Goodluck on what your gonna do.
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