I'm in charge of body and paint repairs for a transport company, so I guess I'm gonna play safe and go with the factory painted bumper. My deductible is close to the cost of a primered bumper so a prepainted one would be best (value for money wise)
Since I'm on auto painting, I always see the minutest of paint imperfections from the thickness of paint, spray pattern of metallic flakes down to the texture of the orange peel, I always find fault with any body shop paint repair. Lol.
Maybe if I order a factory painted one, I'll have fewer reasons on faulting it since its painted at the same plant where my old bumper was
I oversee several auto repairs a day but when it comes to my personal car.......it becomes.....Personal.
15 Maserati Quattroporte GTS
10 740Li (gone)
11 Mini John Cooper Works
12 Range Rover Evoque Dynamic Si4
Last edited by bruno787; 12-02-2011 at 02:50 PM.