How much to repaint Yukon front bumper cover?

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  1. Doubeleive

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    $60 my ass, start with nothing and go shop for everything you need to do the job RIGHT and tell me again $60 lol your lost your mind, not everybody has a friend with a bodyshop and let's you use all there equipment for free
     
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    I can see the difference in color there so how are you going to blend it?
     
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    To be fair, I really can't tell a difference at all in that picture.
     
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    There should be ZERO difference as I sprayed color on the whole right rear side for that specific project :p

    Note that it isn’t rare at all for factory bumper covers to not match the metal surfaces around it. Factory paint jobs aren’t all that. Orange peel is horrible on a lot of trunks and tailgates.


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    i still want to know what paint your using that costs $60 for 2k, primer, base, and clear. cause last time i bought clear i paid that alone for a qt. and that was mid grade stuff
     
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    You guys are quite dramatic. I didn’t insinuate that you can go to your local Auto Value and get everything for $60. I mentioned “$60 in materials”.

    I buy primer (urethane and epoxy) and clear by the gallon. Only ounces are needed to cover a bumper cover. I buy paint based on the job. My Auto Value has PPG, Nason, and two low tier brands. I only need ounces of color (quart or pint) plus ounces of reducer. I only need ounces of clear and the hardener. I buy sanding discs in rolls of 25. Etc etc etc.

    I can EASILY spray a bumper for $60 worth of material.

    Find it for sale and stock up on stuff. Buy the good pourer/mixer thingy for the gallon jugs of primer and give it a spin every once and while. Keep it in the basement so it keeps.

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    The original post was about the front bumper....
     
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    Fine - it would take $50 in materials LOL

    Front and rear are not that different in area to the point it would substantially alter the project cost.

    If you don’t have a decent compressor or spray gun setup, checkout Spraymax 2K primer and 2K clear from R&E Paint Supply. They also custom mix OEM colors. I’ve used it before for small jobs (a lot more recently since I moved back into a neighborhood).


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    Honestly most bumpers are painted in a different facility from the actual cars/trucks/suv’s. If you walk a new car lot and really pay attention you can see the plastic bumpers colors don’t always match the metal painted body.

    Also, when vehicles are damaged these days...say a slight bump into a gate and an insurance claim is made-the insurance companies are no longer paying for blending. What you actually see is a good body shop do is removing the gas cap cover or similar smaller part, taking that part and having it scanned and the paint color is matched in this way—not from actually blending the panels as they would in the old days. It’s all about money, time and materials.

    Yes, for less than $60 in materials you can do a minor bumper “repair” as stated. I wouldn’t say the paint and clear is included in this price but it wouldn’t be much more. Now if you’re talking about tri-costs, custom colors, extreme pearls, etc-different story & level of expertise needed.

    Back on topic. For me I’d keep the front bumper cover and use it as a learning tool if you have time, tools and patience. With a brother who owns a successful body and paint shop I know first hand how hard it can be to do a repair, let alone paint (without tiger stripes, runs, etc) but we all start somewhere. The best part is that you already have a new bumper cover being taken care of and you can have a spare for that “what if” moment or just sell it locally as new/repaired when done.

    I think the DIY was a great idea but if we’re going to scare off willing guys—at least post some excellent researched DIY videos from YouTube for other members willing to try.

    One community, one focus—many ways to get there. Enjoy your days.
     

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