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Old 12-31-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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Bonny got rear ended. Cracked the rear bumper cover. The person who rear ended me insurance company states to bring to their shop and they will estimate and cut me a check. I likely will not fix- just pocket the check as damage is not easily seen (but definitely there). I am sure they will tell me car too old for new bumper, just to patch the crack (which I will not accept).

Ball park on how much to replace rear bumper cover and paint??
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Ballpark?
What did I spend for my bumper cover 2 years ago at the yard. $40?

Paint. Chances of finding a cover that matches your color? Slim to none. Your gonna have to sand and paint the whole cover. Maybe a pint, depends on the color, maybe $25, special primer for plastic, not sure, maybe $20. Clear coat, 1 gallon your spending $50, and the hardener for the clear, about $10.

The cheaper way, about $30 for supplies. Sandpaper, and a couple cans of premix paint and clear from Autozone.

Danthurs just fixed his front bumper cover. He can eloborate more on the plastic primer stuff.
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Morad Parts has used rear bumper covers for $150. Bumper City has OEM reconditioned ones for $229.

Figure an additional $20 for new fasteners.

You still need to get them color matched and painted, which you can call around and get quotes on.

That should get you in the ball park.
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Thanks for the reply. I worded my question poorly. I am trying to figure out what a legitimate body shop would charge an off the street customer to replace and paint a rear bumper cover. I know the number is simply a guesstimate.
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I am trying to figure out what a legitimate body shop would charge an off the street customer to replace and paint a rear bumper cover. I know the number is simply a guesstimate.
Give a nearby one a call or drive in. Tell them you have an OEM cover and need to have it painted to color match.
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