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Old 07-02-2012, 07:19 AM
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My front bumper is suffering from some serious road rash... Lots of long highway trips have taken a toll on the paint.... Is it more cost effective to purchase (from where I have no idea) a new bumper, or just have the existing one repainted? My hood has some chips as well...

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:22 AM
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No matter what you do you will have a repainted front bumper. New bumpers do not come from the parts supplier painted, they need to be painted to match the car. If you are going to need to have it painted anyway, you might as well have the existing bumper repainted. It is not a big deal for a good body shop.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:11 PM
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Hello,

My front bumper is suffering from some serious road rash... Lots of long highway trips have taken a toll on the paint.... Is it more cost effective to purchase (from where I have no idea) a new bumper, or just have the existing one repainted? My hood has some chips as well...

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It is more cost effective to have it repainted. Prices can vary quite a bit, and while some people may disagree, I don't think price is always related to quality. It took me at least several quotes to find someone who could guarantee work without removing the bumper (cheaper method, others will leave it on too, but won't guarantee work this way).

However, even more cost effective is DIY. Many people here have used Dr Colorchip for this kind of thing. I have both Langka and 3M chip repair kits, and finally pulled the trigger on Dr CC this past weekend, included in my first detailing supplies order of the year.

Lemme grab an excellent wet sanding tutorial for you, in case it would be called for. IMO, most rashes don't require wet sanding:

DIY: Wetsanding paint chip repair

And here is the CC how-to video:

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Hello,

My front bumper is suffering from some serious road rash... Lots of long highway trips have taken a toll on the paint.... Is it more cost effective to purchase (from where I have no idea) a new bumper, or just have the existing one repainted? My hood has some chips as well...

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Had the Same Problem.
I ordered a New Bumper(cover) from My dealer for 300.00(with BMWCCA Discount) --I did NOT want to have it Painted on the Car-So I had them send it down the Street for Painting off the Car-$125.00--They picked it up and Installed on my car included in a BMW Stage2 PPK--had to remove old bumper anyway.

Came out great.
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