My wife's brand new bumper cracked from some road debris (image):
Body shop quoted her something ridiculous like $1100 (a $280 part plus a ton of labor, to replace the whole thing). I know there are adhesive patch kits out there. I'm guessing most body shops won't want to waste their time for such an easy repair like that, that they won't get rich off of. I'm fairly handy, I've laid up custom fiberglass projects in the distant past... should I try some sort of self repair like this? I mean, especially if we were considering replacing the whole thing, there's nothing to lose at this point. Painting seems like the one thing I wouldn't be able to do a great job at, but there's really no paint damage, I feel like if I could patch this from the inside securely, all there would be is a barely visible line where the crack was. But I'm not sure how hard it will be with the location of the crack in a corner like this. Car is a 2016 Subaru Impreza if it matters.