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Hey All,

My wife gave me a great birthday present when she drove my 2005 SLK55 AMG over a rock then cracked the lower lip of the from bumper when she backed off it (see photo). Its all one piece so the whole front face needs replacing including around the lights.

So now I need to do an insurance claim but instead of a direct replacement I thought I might look at other options i.e. Brabus or custom etc

Has anyone got any good comparison pictures of front ends? or just good photos of different SLK55 fronts? Any links to other threads appreciated.

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Stateside you could get that welded and blended for about $200 - I'd image the same sort of service is available down there?

Chrome-Tec has some pretty good examples - kinda like this one myself.
http://www.chrome-tec.com/shop/Merce...hts::1159.html



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easily repairable, good plastic welding, some sanding and a repaint and as good as new. around € 300 here...
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Stateside you could get that welded and blended for about $200 - I'd image the same sort of service is available down there?

Chrome-Tec has some pretty good examples - kinda like this one myself.
http://www.chrome-tec.com/shop/Merce...hts::1159.html
Yeah I agree I could get it welded.....but I could also get a new front end!
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Yeah I agree I could get it welded.....but I could also get a new front end!
Easy choice... look into used 2009/FL AMG front end! They might be harder to find or in average shape but they exist.


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Easy choice... look into used 2009/FL AMG front end! They might be harder to find or in average shape but they exist.
Hey mate - any ideas where to start looking? Any photos?
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Hey mate - any ideas where to start looking? Any photos?
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Where to start looking will be a little tougher with your location but I would start with eBay to get some ideas.



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