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Had my bumper resprayed opinions?

Old 06-07-2018, 03:37 PM
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So some a hole rear ended me and ran off so I had to get my bumper fixed and resprayed here is how it turned out. What is your allís opinion on the result? Defiantly can tell itís lighter but I will include a old pic from winter that shows itís always been a different shade. Also just got my new spoiler in and was wondering if I should get it sprayed by the same shop based on how people feel they did.

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Matches your oe sides, just leave it.
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Matches your oe sides, just leave it.
seems odd to me I know the rear and front bumper are always different but I donít think my oe sides should be too. What would you rate their work? I got a spoiler and new front bumper to paint and wondered if I should try my luck elsewhere.
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The difference between urethane and steel bodywork accounts for the different shades of silver. In addition, silver is a difficult color to match as it fades slightly at different rates.

No way to rate a paint job accurately from the photos you've posted.
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The shade is pretty noticeable would not be to happy don't know how much you paid but I would be willing to pay the extra cost to get it right,if they couldn't do it I would find someone who could this is your Pride and joy got to get it right!!!
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There's a noticeable difference between the bumper and the metal body on your car. The plastic's paint is matte and lacks the reflection seen on the rest of your car's body.
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I've never seen a silver or a red car with urethane bumper covers that have a perfect color match. Your fixed rear bumper looks about right. I've certainly seen worse.
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yea it makes sense that it would sit differently being plastic i was going to have my A pillars resprayed but seeing as its plastic it might look silly.
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Body shops lighten up the color automatically based on the car's year to account for fading, but I ordered paint for my Z with just the paint code and it looks the same color as the 15 year old paint
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Mines been bumped a few times so I've been in for a few paint jobs. The paint was calculated by their machine to color match exactly. But your original paint does indeed fade or change over time. So a good shop should do some "blending" around the seem to make the paint appear to match.
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I remember looking at Z's new at the dealer, never matched there either
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Nope. Poor job.
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