Cost of a respray

#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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PrinceAlbert

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#3
The other option is to ring a few repair places and ask? A novel approach I know, but it may prove fruitful.
 
#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.
 
#6
Thanks PA, thats close to what I was expecting.
 
#7
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.

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

Google is your friend.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#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.
 
#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.
 
#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.
 
#16
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.
Come on..whos car did you borrow without them knowning...and when are they back?

Silly question, have you tried good old T-Cut? If its a rub and not a scrape its amazing how well T-cut can sort things.
 
#17
I smashed the rear bumper on an MG ZS a while back, bought a green 2nd hand bumper from a breakers for £20, prepped it myself and got a local garage to do the star silver re-spray for £80.
 
#18
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!




No, that will be Blackasapriest'ssock Black Dougal..... that's REALLY fecking black.
 
#20
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.

Nothing wrong with vauxhalls!,
 

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