Repair Process

For individual truck owners having a bumper they wish to have repaired, it is best to contact the Orlando Bumperman, Mike Goodwin, at 407-690-2009. Although email works, there is so much spam that it might never make the real inbox.

I always recommend that you take several pictures of the damage. Try to take one showing the whole bumper and others that show the damage in enough detail that I can provide you with an estimate of the cost. Taking pictures is a little bit of a pain, but I do not travel to your location and charge you for an estimate. I consider that to be a waste of my time and I really would have to charge you to come inspect the damage in person.

So with several pictures, I should be able to tell you how much it will cost and how well the repair should turn out. You can then decide if you wish to have the repair done and if so, we’ll agree on a time and location. Since I will need and hour or two to do the repair, it is important that the location be suitable for me to work. For example, if you want it done at your work parking lot, there needs to be some free spaces that will allow me to remove the bumper and work without interfering with anyone else. The location should be suitable for noise as well as a generator, air compressor and tools will be used.

On the scheduled date and time, I’ll appear and begin to work. Sometimes I do not need to have access to the inside of the truck or car. For example, most rear bumpers can be removed without having to go inside the truck, however, that is not always the case. And often for a front bumper, I will probably need access to the engine compartment. Let us say you own a Toyota Tundra and you want it repaired at your office. All you would have to do is unlatch the hood release when going inside and that is all I would need from you. Of course sometimes it is handy to be able to move the wheels left or right because of close proximity of many parts, but usually this is not required.

Once the repair is finished, I would call you on your cell phone, you could come outside, inspect the repair and then pay me. This limits your time away from work and makes it as less intrusive into your work day as possible.

On the other hand, if this was being doe at your home, we would just decide what to open and whether the keys are needed for some reason.

If you have questions about the repair process or just questions in general, contact me for more information.