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Looks like a,fairly low speed bump. Just shy of a,nasty 'fender vender' ( of course bendable metal fenders have been gone for decades). I say 'slow' as around 15-20 mph stuff begins to fall off and crush zones begin to do their stuff in a big way
 

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It is sad for the car but the good news is that it actually held up really well safety wise. I would be surprised if anyone got hurt.
 

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Looks like it held up well, but that MKC is a write-off. Looks like it shifted the frame a decent amount.
 

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Ouch! reparable but they are looking at a cool $15,000 to $20,000, north of the cabin has to be changed,doubt there is irreparable damage to the sub frame...the cab frame is hopeful NOT a unibody or it's done! probably new rad, epac steering, tie rods, control arms, knuckes all that would probably have to be replaced....
 

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Ouch! reparable but they are looking at a cool $15,000 to $20,000, north of the cabin has to be changed,doubt there is irreparable damage to the sub frame...the cab frame is hopeful NOT a unibody or it's done! probably new rad, epac steering, tie rods, control arms, knuckes all that would probably have to be replaced....
Hey Candy - I've been rear-ended twice in the past year - about $20,000 in repairs - and been amazed at how well the MKC took the hit both times! It repaired very well. I am on my 3rd rear hatch! The last claims adjuster asked if the color of my car was "clear" Funny! The white platinum tri-coat matched very well BUT I used a Ford body shop and was pleased.
 

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The more elaborate these paints/colours become, the harder they become at matching....adding flake to the equation complicates the match...the pigment might be spot on, but the flake may be bigger/smaller heavier/lighter, so it tends to settling lower/higher within the coat sprayed...
38 samples were made with varying formulations to match my Candy Red paint tri coat...these were 6" x 6" automotive mild steel cutouts body shops generally use to colour match.....One of BSAF colour specialists showed up and worked with the master painter before they hit the magical point...
The FORD body shop I used has up to date tooling....Mike ( the painter) ended up using a specialized spray gun for flaked ti coat that has a small slow rotating prop inside the paint holder...this keeps the flake suspended and moving as he applies paint....was very pain staking process to get that right....
This was a slight rear end hit that marred the bumpers paint, so the outer skin (plastic bumper cover) was replaced, primed, sanded primed and sanded again,then sealed with a flex agent.....flex agent was also added to the final coats (3) to keep it playable over it's life,then 2 coats of clear coat PHEW!
My paint is one of the nicest and deepest I have seen on any car....something about a proper candy apple red that is full of depth and dimension....it actually looks like it's a 1/4" thick!!
Only hand washing and best of the best waxes go on that paint,and trust me on this....my wife always has some comment about me "NOT pampering her as much as I do my "Stang" LOL...MEN!!!
The driver that hit me, a neighbour, started freaking out she hit my car while it was PARKED in my driveway...she was cool enough to say, fix it and give me the bill...that was almost $2,300 after taxes, and a week at the body shop!:eek
 

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The more elaborate these paints/colours become, the harder they become at matching....adding flake to the equation complicates the match...the pigment might be spot on, but the flake may be bigger/smaller heavier/lighter, so it tends to settling lower/higher within the coat sprayed...
38 samples were made with varying formulations to match my Candy Red paint tri coat...these were 6" x 6" automotive mild steel cutouts body shops generally use to colour match.....One of BSAF colour specialists showed up and worked with the master painter before they hit the magical point...
The FORD body shop I used has up to date tooling....Mike ( the painter) ended up using a specialized spray gun for flaked ti coat that has a small slow rotating prop inside the paint holder...this keeps the flake suspended and moving as he applies paint....was very pain staking process to get that right....
This was a slight rear end hit that marred the bumpers paint, so the outer skin (plastic bumper cover) was replaced, primed, sanded primed and sanded again,then sealed with a flex agent.....flex agent was also added to the final coats (3) to keep it playable over it's life,then 2 coats of clear coat PHEW!
My paint is one of the nicest and deepest I have seen on any car....something about a proper candy apple red that is full of depth and dimension....it actually looks like it's a 1/4" thick!!
Only hand washing and best of the best waxes go on that paint,and trust me on this....my wife always has some comment about me "NOT pampering her as much as I do my "Stang" LOL...MEN!!!
The driver that hit me, a neighbour, started freaking out she hit my car while it was PARKED in my driveway...she was cool enough to say, fix it and give me the bill...that was almost $2,300 after taxes, and a week at the body shop!:eek
Gotta say I had to have a new hatch put on that was painted to match my car (backed into our motorhome that usually isn't parked there in our driveway :eek) and I was so nervous about them not matching the paint (flake content/color) but I have to say they did a pretty good job. I looked from every angle and up close and I cannot see a difference with my eyes. Maybe if I took a microscopic picture I might see some differences but as long as it sparkles like the rest of my car I'm happy.
 

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Reds are notorious for being a problematic colour to match mmoretti...but then I knew this going in...Mike also is a friend of mine, there was a definite extra effort to get mine right...or else ! lol
 
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