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Got rear ended; question about new bumper

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When they put on a new OEM bumper is it already painted from the factory? Does anyone know of a good body shop in the Bay Area? The dealer recommended B & S Hacienda Auto Body Paint in Pleasanton. They said they were BMW certified and they send their repairs there. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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I got bumped in the back a while back. Very minor damage. They replaced the bumper cover and had to paint it. Went thru a dealer authorized shop. ~$600 paid by the other party.
It will definately need to be painted. Additionally, a good body shop will need to blend the rear fenders to assure proper paint match. Make sure they use Glasurit paint and specialize in BMWs.
mystic_M3 said:
When they put on a new OEM bumper is it already painted from the factory? Does anyone know of a good body shop in the Bay Area? The dealer recommended B & S Hacienda Auto Body Paint in Pleasanton. They said they were BMW certified and they send their repairs there. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Best shops that I have heard of in Bay Area are Cavallino's in Palo Alto (can see the sign from 101, I think it's between Embarcadero and University on the 101 access road) and "The Works Auto Body" in Santa Clara.

Both of these shops are expensive, and there were a number of Ferraris at both places when I went around getting quotes for some damage a few years ago. Unfortunately I'm going on other folks opinions since I never ended up having work done, but I was impressed with both places when visiting.
KevinM said:
It will definately need to be painted. Additionally, a good body shop will need to blend the rear fenders to assure proper paint match. Make sure they use Glasurit paint and specialize in BMWs.
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