Cost of a respray

Discussion in 'Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs' started by Blokeonabike, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. I am looking for a rough cost - nearest £100 for what it should cost me to have a front bumper resprayed. It is a plastic bumper and gloss black (not metallic). Paint has been rubbed off but no actual damage to the bumper.

    What am I looking at?

    My guess is in the £250 region. But I would like to hear from anyone who has had similar done recently or is in/connected with the business and can advise.
     
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  2. A bumper on what? A Fiat 500, or an articulated lorry?
     
  3. The other option is to ring a few repair places and ask? A novel approach I know, but it may prove fruitful.
     
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  4. Repair places I have called have all siad the same thing - bring it in and we will have a look. Even a good description and clear statement that all I want is a respray, no repair work, wont get them to make a ball-park estimate. I just want to know if it is even woirth considering.

    Its on a Vauxhall Astra, black as stated. it is just a "rub" but quite a large patch hence why I am considering a respray of the whole bumper.
     
  5. It should be around £200.
     
  6. Thanks PA, thats close to what I was expecting.
     

  7. Price a new one first , sometimes they can be cheaper than a repair , other times you may have a coronary.

    Google is your friend.
     
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  8. Alternatively, A second hand one from a car breakers. Or "breaking for spares"
     
  9. Try someone that just does chips, don't have it all resprayed if it's not needed. They won't give you a price without looking at it. If you ask any local garages who they recommend, could be useful.
     
  10. A new one that needs painting?
     

  11. We are none to wise as to what model it is , some vehicles use black bumpers on all colour cars.
     
  12. It's a Vauxhall Astra with black gloss paint.
     
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  13. It's a Poxhall Disastra, so hardly worth fixing. However, in the spirit of co-operation - my Jaaaag bumper was damaged in a similar manner, and a local bodyshop did it for £40. Zircon blue metallic is a tricky bugger to match, but they did an excellent job. £200 for a bumper blowover is a pisstake. You can get a windows-out and all trim off respray on a non-metallic car for £500.
     
  14. Ahhhh..but what gloss black...Java Black, Night Black, Diamond Black...the list goes on and on!

    Its easy enough to do yourself with a spray can and wet and dry. Light coats, rub down in between and it comes out looking lovely!

    Laods and loads of "How to's" on YouTube etc.
     
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  15. Thanks for all the input. Its not my car so I am not looking to do a home made job on it. The rub is probably too big for satisfactory treatment as a scratch. As long as it comes in for £200 or less I will be content.