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Old 08-20-2014, 08:22 PM   #101
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well yeah that's definitely overspray. Front bumper's been painted.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:25 PM   #102
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well yeah that's definitely overspray. Front bumper's been painted.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:27 PM   #103
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Not the end of the world. Negotiation opportunity.

You're financing, right? Will your bank finance a salvage title car?

have you talked to the guy with the lava orange? Depending on what all happened it might be a great way to go.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:28 PM   #104
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Huh. Could be reflecting the bottom of the hood?

I'm not a bodywork guy, but I'm having trouble of thinking what/how they would be spraying and accidentally overspray onto that piece, when it is so easy to remove.

Dunno. But Curly and I will be happy to go see it for you.

edit: OIC, yeah if they were doing the bumper I could see how that could happen. But front bumper respray isn't that big a deal. They get scratched easy, and they bend a bunch before they break.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:29 PM   #105
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Not the end of the world. Negotiation opportunity.

You're financing, right? Will your bank finance a salvage title car?

have you talked to the guy with the lava orange? Depending on what all happened it might be a great way to go.
I highly doubt it. I mean if I could talk that guy down low enough I could just buy it outright. Never dealt with buying a salvage car through.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:30 PM   #106
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Huh. Could be reflecting the bottom of the hood?

I'm not a bodywork guy, but I'm having trouble of thinking what/how they would be spraying and accidentally overspray onto that piece, when it is so easy to remove.

Dunno. But Curly and I will be happy to go see it for you.

edit: OIC, yeah if they were doing the bumper I could see how that could happen. But front bumper respray isn't that big a deal. They get scratched easy, and they bend a bunch before they break.
If you zoom in you can really see it's not a reflection. Currently talking to Curly.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:38 PM   #107
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No need to zoom, it's painfully obvious.

It's worth looking at, but seriously... give the guy with the salvage orange one a call. Really.

If he is a complete moron and clueless, then you'll know it's a waste of time. If he's straightforward about what happened, if he knows about the car, etc and is willing to sell it cheap, then it's a strong option. Salvage will always be worth less, but if you're going to mod much and track it, why not?

Just a thought. I think it's worth a phone call.

Then again, I DO currently have my own thread titled "REBUILD ALL THE SALVAGE MIATAS! ***!" So what do I know.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:38 PM   #108
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Möbius would probably come with if he's free tomorrow. Second set of miata trained eyes never hurts.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:43 PM   #109
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Möbius would probably come with if he's free tomorrow. Second set of miata trained eyes never hurts.
He is gone both thursday/friday sadly.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:46 PM   #110
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So here is the pictures of the damage on the salvage car. The guy said he bought it after it was fixed, and there was no mechanical damage he knows of. Eh I dunno the front looks pretty banged up.








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The important picture is missing - where the bumper is off and you can see if the frame horns and/or rails got crumpled in the collision. If so walk away.
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The important picture is missing - where the bumper is off and you can see if the frame horns and/or rails got crumpled in the collision. If so walk away.
Are you able to adequately see enough of the frame by getting under the car or does the bumper need to be off? Never worked on an NB.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:14 PM   #113
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I bet you per the insurance company estimate there is about 1k worth of damage to rear, and probably 2k worth to front.

So still not enough to salvage a 9-10k msm.

bet it has frame damage
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I bet you per the insurance company estimate there is about 1k worth of damage to rear, and probably 2k worth to front.

So still not enough to salvage a 9-10k msm.

bet it has frame damage
Thanks dood. Not to mention it's in El Monte which is a shady town (at least my girlfriend that grew up there says so) haha
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what mobius said.

Did you ask him how he managed to get excellent original paint back on the car after that?

Edit: you people post quickly.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:24 PM   #116
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what mobius said.

Did you ask him how he managed to get excellent original paint back on the car after that?

Edit: you people post quickly.
He just said he bought it fixed so I assume the PO's insurance had it done at a shop.
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He is gone both thursday/friday sadly.
I meant Saturday.
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Not running errands for anyone else on my birthday!
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Sunday 10am?
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Possibly

We may all be hung over though. Btw bbq and beers at my place Sat night right?

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