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Bear vs B4000


dashhho

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Location
Canada
Vehicle Year
2005
Make / Model
Mazda B4000 SE
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
The shop said there is a good chance they can fix it. With rising cost/scarcity of new/used vehicles the insurance company has not been calling as many a total loss.

Is it reasonable to ask if they would be willing to paint the entire truck and new bumper black for some extra money out of my pocket? They will have to paint the new fender and I think a new primed bumper is cheaper than even a used chrome one. I do not want to piss them off with 'special' requests tho...

Edit: I wish I lived beside a rockauto. A primed new bumper is $65, add $529 to ship it to me :) Not many Mazda's at the junkyards around here - one guy told me it is not really worth him keeping many vehicles older than 2010 models.
 


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Roert42

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Vehicle Year
2011
Make / Model
Ranger XLT
Engine Size
4.0 SOHC
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Is it reasonable to ask if they would be willing to paint the entire truck and new bumper black for some extra money out of my pocket? They will have to paint the new fender and I think a new primed bumper is cheaper than even a used chrome one. I do not want to piss them off with 'special' requests tho...

I once asked a body shop to paint the whole car when when I was having some work done from a side swipe. They were more then happy, They had paint matched the fender so I saved some money there.
 


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