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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 04-10-2010, 10:53 AM
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ruff estimate on repainting bumper

ok, after i hit some road debris on 95, in my infinate wisdow, i dicided to go with a nationwide insurance recomended auto body shop, everything told me to take it to annapolis but for some reason i said, hey, ill give them a try

i figured that they could fix a little dent and scar on the rear bumper, wrong answer

well the portion that they patched looks cloudy, my car is saphire black and since the paint is so cloudy, i cant even tell if theres any metalic in it, oh and also and i now have PDC malfunction,

leson learned never let an unknown wrench or paint monkey touch your car,


with that being said, does any body have a guess on how much it would cost to have a bmw dealer/colision center repaint the rear bumper
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:58 PM
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A real body shop would charge between $400 to $600 to do the job properly. Bumper (fascia) needs to be removed to do the job correctly and you might have to reprogram the computer after you disconnect the PDC sensors and battery. The good news is that your insurance will pay to make it right.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:57 PM
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thanks for the insight, im going to give annapoilis a call on monday, its just frustratng, looking at the itemized bill its looks like, 197 for paint and 300 for labor, so thats definatly inside the ball park for the figure that you gave,

im sure it will get taken care of but am still frustrated and kicking myself in the ass for giving the little guy a chance. at the end of the day its no big deal to get it redone, but it would be soo nice if they could of gotten it right the first time
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:50 PM
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I recently paid $400 cash to do the front bumper from a shop that has done my cars for years.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:54 PM
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thanks for the insight, im going to give annapoilis a call on monday, its just frustratng, looking at the itemized bill its looks like, 197 for paint and 300 for labor, so thats definatly inside the ball park for the figure that you gave,

im sure it will get taken care of but am still frustrated and kicking myself in the ass for giving the little guy a chance. at the end of the day its no big deal to get it redone, but it would be soo nice if they could of gotten it right the first time
I know how you feel. Make sure that the shop works on cars like ours all the time and understands that spraying a bumper on these is not like doing a Chevy rental car.
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:51 PM
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$500 at VOB's body shop after someone scraped my rear bumper. They did a beautiful job!
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:48 AM
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hmm. ill give VOB a call in the morning, do you now if they did the whole bumper or a section,

you know what, sometimes you can luck out and get some real artist/masters of the craft that do wonderful work and sometime you get the dirty dozen. hopefully next time ill get a devinci insted of a devito
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:22 AM
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hmm. ill give VOB a call in the morning, do you now if they did the whole bumper or a section,

you know what, sometimes you can luck out and get some real artist/masters of the craft that do wonderful work and sometime you get the dirty dozen. hopefully next time ill get a devinci insted of a devito
I had my front and rear bumpers done. They have to be removed and since it is not metal they need a total repaint I was told. Metal you can remove the clearcoat and then repaint with a blending procedure.

The bumpers are not metal so you can do that from the BMW certified repair shop.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:18 PM
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carsmetics does it for 200 and it comes out amazing
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carsmetics does it for 200 and it comes out amazing
$200?, i wouldnt trust that paintjob
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:51 PM
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As I posted somewhere in another post, I parked my car over one of those stupid concrete things they lay in the front of the parking bay and as I backed out the front bumper caught on the rebar sticking out the top and ripped my bumper, I had a guy come out from a franchise called M.A.R.S (Mmobile Appearance Reconditioning Service) he did a Plactic weld on the bumper and also did a repair on the corner where one of my fellow golfers side swiped me in the parking lot and didn't stop to leave his details. so after the repair and a respray touch up of the bumper he charged me $200, his wife works for my wife so I might of got a little bit of mates rates but but the result was quite impressive, even if I had paid double that I would have been happy.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:26 AM
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My only real red flag is the amount for the paint - nearly $200 is a bit much. At the same time $200 for a complete repaint including labor makes sounds like too good of a deal as well.
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