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post #1 of 23 Old 25th May 2010, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Rear bumper repair for 300$?? (complete sanding and repaint)

My local dealer tells me they can refurb my entire rear bumper for 300-400? Does this sound reasonable? Can I trust them to match my Lemans Blue Paint? I have a few bad license plate bolt marks and some other scratches on the rear bumper, so this would be a nice touch...

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post #2 of 23 Old 25th May 2010, 04:53 AM
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If we're talking about a repaint, then no. LMB is a metallic color and that would require blending into the body of the car beyond the bumper.

If we're talking about paint reconditioning (wet sanding, polishing, and so on), then perhaps.

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IMO, If your dealer has a body shop then it's prolly a decent price but if they don't they're adding extra $$$ on it so they make a profit. Unless you know someone at the dealership.

You should shop around and ask them where do they refer their cars for repair and take dealer out of the equation.
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You can buy a new bumper and get it painted for less... at least for a front bumper.

I would just get it detailed and forget about it

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You can buy a new bumper and get it painted for less... at least for a front bumper.

I would just get it detailed and forget about it
Less than $300 for a new bumper AND paint? Show me where please. I have a crack in front of mine plus holes from PO's front plate.

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$300-$400 is reasonable if it is a well reputable shop. I had a crack on mine and replaced with the DDM front bumper. Cost around $500 total and you can tell it is polypropelene not OEM because it just BARELY isn't as smooth if you look at the right angles.

Make sure you take it to a BMW certified shop that you can get very positive references for. Also be sure to discuss with them about the LeMans Blue to be sure they can do it correctly.


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Less than $300 for a new bumper AND paint? Show me where please. I have a crack in front of mine plus holes from PO's front plate.
Me too... I'm dying to know as I know that my wholesale cost on the bumper and the paint is more than $300.

Perhaps with a CAPA (Taiwanese knock-off) bumper and craptacular paint from Limco or Nason, but neither of these would satisfy most of the people here.

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$300-$400 is reasonable if it is a well reputable shop. I had a crack on mine and replaced with the DDM front bumper. Cost around $500 total and you can tell it is polypropelene not OEM because it just BARELY isn't as smooth if you look at the right angles.

Make sure you take it to a BMW certified shop that you can get very positive references for. Also be sure to discuss with them about the LeMans Blue to be sure they can do it correctly.
Don't forget that you have a Jet Black car, so that doesn't require blending paint into the hood and fenders. Lemans Blue, Anthracite, Carbon Black, Imola Red, and Sterling Grey (plus the ones that I forgot about) are all colors that require blending.

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Don't forget that you have a Jet Black car, so that doesn't require blending paint into the hood and fenders. Lemans Blue, Anthracite, Carbon Black, Imola Red, and Sterling Grey (plus the ones that I forgot about) are all colors that require blending.
Wouldn't a well matched paint not require any blending at all?

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