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Old 10-23-2007, 08:26 AM   #11
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That came out great Pete.. and a good link for the hard to find colors.

(ok..my bumper is ready for you.)
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Let me know when it'* ready.

I'm thinking of doing my own!
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Wow looks good my granite metallic brother. I may have to pick a cover up on ebay after all seeing as paying to get it painted was all that was holding me back.
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Looks good Pete, I forgot that you Americano'* don't need front plates, ya Ba*******>
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I need a front plate, but I'm a badass.
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It depends upon the state you live in as to whether or not a front plate is needed here.

I needed one in Michigan, but removed the plate holder when I moved to Florida. Now, with my front bumper painted, the holes are gone too.
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nice! we have the same car.
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Wow, I am going to have to give that a shot....i have had issues getting exact match paint for my Bonneville and Alero from the two local GM dealers...

Impressive Pete, looks really good.
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Thanks for the compliments. I didn't think it looked that great...YET. I'll give it another few days to cure and I'll wet sand and polish it up. I'm now seriously considering trying to get a used fender (since mine has a dent in it) and painting that along with the bumper since the paint matches perfectly. I've repainted a fender before and it went very well, so to save some cash over going to a body shop I'll probably do it myself. If I don't like the results I can just cover it up with the bra until I fix it.
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FINISHED pics below. Make sure to look back at the before pics. Massive improvement.

I wet sanded and used some rubbing compound. It looks PERFECT. EXCEPT the paint around some of the letters was thinner than I thought and I sanded too far through the paint. :( So I'm pissed and now I will probably do it over. It'* absolutely flawless otherwise...smooth as glass and reflects like a mirror.


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