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Respray front bumper
Posted 29 November 2003 - 03:01 PM
the bumper is undamaged, it just looks funny with big spots of paint missing.
i've heard people say that it is very difficult to match the paint color on the plastic bumper to the rest of the car. Something about reformulated paint not sticking to plastic well.. Is this true? Is there a special type of paint that needs to be used?
How much does a simple respray normally cost?
Posted 29 November 2003 - 03:21 PM
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Posted 30 November 2003 - 11:02 AM
So I'm looking for something like a black rubber coating that could be sprayed on both bumpers (a more elegant version of Gravel Gard) and that could be touched up easily.
Not found anything like it for the moment but I'm still looking.
Posted 30 November 2003 - 11:28 AM
The problem is, the bumper wasn't sealed right. If it is sealed right (they use some special chemical that allows the paint to bond to bendable surfaces like plastic) then it won't chip. And they can do a pretty good job of matching paint from not only the color code, but they might do a slight bit of mixing to match the slightly faded paint the rest of your car might have...
Posted 30 November 2003 - 01:13 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 12:29 AM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 07:19 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 08:04 PM
estimates for repair of the existing bumper (stripping, prep & painting to match) were between $425-450, with the car in the shop for about 3 days... they would guarantee the paint would not peel (damage not included)...
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