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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2006 Thread Starter
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Cost for Painting Front Bumper

I recently scratched my front bumper against a gay BMW 3 series. What should I expect to pay to have my front bumper painted. Also, What have you guys paid for getting stripes painted. Thanks!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2006
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These new bumpers are all polyurethane. Great, until you have to paint or repair them.

3M makes a unique urethane repair filler/patch which is the preferred repair method, but its pricey. If the Beemer (I have my own histories with some of them myself) did more than scratch the paint, they'll need to sand down and patch the gouge or crack. If the urethane is too badly damaged, it might well be cheaper to replace the bumper.

Doing the repair right (assuming spot paint just won't do) involves removing the bumper cover, cleaning and sanding the whole thing, any repairs necessary, and a repaint with the specifiied (paints that go over polyurethane are specially formulated to remain flexible)sealer, primer, color coat and clear. $600 at a high quality shop for the works.

Estimating the repairs without examining the bits is really hard, but that's close.



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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006
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$600 is not to far off depending on the damage and the part of the country you live in.

I recently damage my bumper. So I'm having it replaced, painted and stripes put on and the estimate I got was $550. That included the removal of the old, prepping the new bumper, painting it white w/red stripes, clearcoating and of course installing.

I just need to decide on which new front fascia I want.
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I talked to my shop about a new rear bumper and was quatoed $500 to prep, paint and install a new rear bumper. However, was told could be more if there are a lot of fit issues (typical of aftermarket products). As for stripes, I just had stripes painted on my new CD hood, and the price difference as opposed to without stripes was nominal. But if I wanted the stripes to go from front to rear or down the sides (like Boss or Foose stripes) then I was essentially looking at $2k-$3K, so I decided to go with a simple yet bold statement.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006
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Hey, a Mercedes driver backed up her car and the front of my bumper got scratched by the entire length of her car...My car was parked on the street and she was backing up to get to work. The Ford dealer charged her $720 complete. The took off my bumber and repainted the entire thing. She was a lawyer and she tried to get out of it, but her husband (a photo-journalist) told her to do the right thing...glad he came to my rescue....shame that she had to be talked into doing the right thing....the days we live in!
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By the way Jason82, your snide remark about "gay BMW drivers" only shows how childish you are. There are many gay men that drive Mustangs too! My Girlfriend's brother drives a 2006 Mustang GT!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2006
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As an altenative you can purchase a take off front bumper cover from companies like Steeda or Roush already painted in your color and brand spankin new for under $200. A good friend of mine just did this after buggering his front bumper. They are very easy to remove/install. Just give them a call.
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