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price for front bumper repaint

Post by pedro20001 » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 20:51

hi all, i know this is a bit like how long is a piece of string but what is a ball park price for a front bumper repaint? mine has a few stonechips and needs a repaint. its metallic, cheers guys

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Davejue1 » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 07:36

I've not had mine done as a stand alone job but I think the price thrown around the forum is about £300. I'm sure someone will be along to correct me if I'm wrong. :?:

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Tufarlian » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 08:51

I paid £312 including VAT last November.

Remove bumper, prep and paint, refit.

I think it was a good job.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by lightning » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 08:57

I just got mine done.

I took it to the local BMW dealer bodyshop (Williams Stockport) and they repainted the front bumper for £200 + VAT.
They removed it from the car and did a superb job, none of the stone chips are visible behind the new paint.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Davejue1 » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 10:11

lightning wrote:I just got mine done.

I took it to the local BMW dealer bodyshop (Williams Stockport) and they repainted the front bumper for £200 + VAT.
They removed it from the car and did a superb job, none of the stone chips are visible behind the new paint.
So now you've shelled out for the paint are you thinking of getting clear wrap on it to stop the offending stone chips returning. I looked at Badmans at the Newark meet and it looked really good. Having had my zed painted last winter it's something I'm considering but can't imagine it would be a cheap affair. :shrug

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by pedro20001 » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 10:15

Cheers guys, that's not a bad price at all for a dealer, might have to ring mine. I have a zunsport lower grille in mine and I couldn't believe how much paint has been rubbed off by it.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by lightning » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 12:39

Clear wrap, probably not.

I bought the car to use, but as usual with me it has become a bit of a project. My Z3 spent it's first two years on the motorway, so l am guessing a lot of the road rash came from back then.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by TR4man » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 16:29

lightning wrote:I just got mine done.

I took it to the local BMW dealer bodyshop (Williams Stockport) and they repainted the front bumper for £200 + VAT.
They removed it from the car and did a superb job, none of the stone chips are visible behind the new paint.

That is very tempting.

Will ring my local dealer Blue Bell and ask for a quote.

Like I think yours is, mine is used every day and it wont be long before the stone chips return, but at that price it could be that I get it sprayed every 18 months or so.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Southernboy » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 16:38

Remove repair and re-fit £.65.00 ....... but you'd have to be in Johannesburg... :sunny
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by lightning » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 16:42

TR4man wrote:
lightning wrote:I just got mine done.

I took it to the local BMW dealer bodyshop (Williams Stockport) and they repainted the front bumper for £200 + VAT.
They removed it from the car and did a superb job, none of the stone chips are visible behind the new paint.

That is very tempting.

Will ring my local dealer Blue Bell and ask for a quote.

Like I think yours is, mine is used every day and it wont be long before the stone chips return, but at that price it could be that I get it sprayed every 18 months or so.

If Blue Bell are much dearer, you could conceivably take it to Williams in Stockport, from where you are.
Just say l recommended them, and can they do yours for the same price.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by TR4man » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 16:45

Will do, thanks.

I'd still be interested in DaveJue1 suggestion about some sort of protection that could be applied.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by pingu » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 17:07

I had a full respray at Sytners in Sheffield and they told me not to bother with plastic protection as it costs more than a bumper respray, which they estimated at around £200 + VAT.

Phone around the dealers. You will be surprised at the difference in price (and how reasonable the cheap ones are), especially if you don't want it done in a hurry :wink: . Sytners (Nottingham) wanted twice what Sytners (Sheffield) did it for.
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by pedro20001 » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 20:19

I agree with differing dealer prices..many moons ago I would travel upto bridgegate in chesterfield ( approx 65 miles away) instead of 8 miles to my nearest in sutton coldfield as they wanted £458 for an insp 2 as opposed to £260 up north, crazy!! It is looking tempting to ring around the dealers though!

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by bentley-boy » Sat 19 Jul, 2014 22:26

Hi Pedro. I can do that for you for a modest sum in 2K clear over base. Just down the road in Alrewas!

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Dino D » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 15:28

I've been quoted 200.00 (incl vat) by body shops here in Kent, one of them is a very well known place so good work too (that did include a forum discount too). If you local I can let you details.

To remove and refit is really very easy so you could possibly save by doing that yourself.
The guide on here on how to do it was very useful (many thanks to author).

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Woody1000 » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 17:38

My front bumper and bonnet is being done next week £300 if that helps.
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Dino D » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 18:51

Woody1000 wrote:My front bumper and bonnet is being done next week £300 if that helps.
The entire bonnet?

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by TR4man » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 19:19

Woody1000 wrote:My front bumper and bonnet is being done next week £300 if that helps.
That seems good value.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Woody1000 » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 19:48

Bonnet, bumper and the two small side panels behind the front wheels.
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Dino D » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 21:41

That's a good price, I'd make the trip up from Kent for those prices.
Is it a special price for you or would they do it for other customers too?
If so please can you let me know details?
I'll be needing to do sills, bonnet, M mirrors and a new bumper soon (plus some chips an scratches along the sides).
Probably the rear wings too as they chipped in the usual place where it flares out.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Woody1000 » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 21:45

It's an old fella who's got a unit just down from mine (been spraying cars for a million years!!!) I will have a chat with him tomorrow and ask the question.
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Dino D » Sun 20 Jul, 2014 22:11

That would be great, many thanks.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Rafolian » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 07:15

Before the Z I "BOUGHT" a 328ci off E-bay and had it "BROUGHT" to Spain. Had 3 wheel arches repaired and painted, dent in sill, dent in front of bumper and complete bumper repainted "topaz blue" to a perfect standard by a large modern local body shop, all for €500 (£400).

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Dino D » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 13:20

Maybe a trip to Spain is in order!

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Del » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 21:01

I'm afraid that much of my experience of UK body shops is expensive work done rushed and badly. If you find somebody who does a good, honest job - hang on to them. I'm still looking :(

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Rafolian » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 07:31

Bumper should read bonnet, doh!!

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Southernboy » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 08:28

........ generally the standard of paintshop workmanship is poor. These guys are no longer craftsmen... they work for the insurance houses and are parts / component replacement outlets who do their best to turnaround cars as quick as possible. They aren't interested in repairing and quite probably couldn't if they tried. The problem is driven by car owners who want their vehicles back on the road asap and the paintshops are happy to oblige. You need to "get fussy"... don't be in a hurry, and don't accept "good enough" when it actually isn't. Cheap jobs are exactly that and invariably any complaint is met with the "what do you expect at the price" look...
The best you can do for your buck is to do a thorough examination of the workmanship... look at the finish, examine it from all angles, ask them to move the car outdoors into daylight, really look carefully for the smallest imperfections and ask them to correct them... it can't cost more than they quoted in the first place, and since your money isn't 2nd rate, insist they polish and finish until you are satisfied that it is the result you want.
No matter how much you paid, don't feel obliged to accept anything less than 100%. They may not want you as a customer again, but the best you can do is to go back to them again...they will know that you're a PITA, and they'll make the effort to avoid a repetition of the previous encounter.... and be a PITA again if needed. :wink:
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Tufarlian » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 08:34

Watching this thread made me feel I'd paid over the odds for my front bumper respray at just over £300 but now I don't think so.

It was done because some nerd scraped it in a car park so there was a bit of repair work to do as well as making the stone chips go away. That and the fact that I do think they did a good job.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by TR4man » Tue 22 Jul, 2014 09:39

Southernboy wrote:........ generally the standard of paintshop workmanship is poor. These guys are no longer craftsmen... they work for the insurance houses and are parts / component replacement outlets who do their best to turnaround cars as quick as possible. They aren't interested in repairing and quite probably couldn't if they tried. The problem is driven by car owners who want their vehicles back on the road asap and the paintshops are happy to oblige. You need to "get fussy"... don't be in a hurry, and don't accept "good enough" when it actually isn't. Cheap jobs are exactly that and invariably any complaint is met with the "what do you expect at the price" look...
The best you can do for your buck is to do a thorough examination of the workmanship... look at the finish, examine it from all angles, ask them to move the car outdoors into daylight, really look carefully for the smallest imperfections and ask them to correct them... it can't cost more than they quoted in the first place, and since your money isn't 2nd rate, insist they polish and finish until you are satisfied that it is the result you want.
No matter how much you paid, don't feel obliged to accept anything less than 100%. They may not want you as a customer again, but the best you can do is to go back to them again...they will know that you're a PITA, and they'll make the effort to avoid a repetition of the previous encounter.... and be a PITA again if needed. :wink:
Very wise words.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Woody1000 » Wed 20 Aug, 2014 18:13

Got the car back from the old fella and his done the little bit of bubbling in the lower wings ok but not really impressed with the bonnet !!! It's ok and better than it was but not perfect so will have it done again later in the year properly !!!
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Post by Southernboy » Wed 20 Aug, 2014 18:42

....... Take it back and ask him to give it more work... perhaps another 2 coats of clear and a good polish... :wink:
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Woody1000 » Sat 23 Aug, 2014 13:11

Bonnet re sprayed it's not perfect and maybe I'm a little over critical

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Southernboy » Sat 23 Aug, 2014 14:14

Looks pretty good.. maybe it just needs to be polished more, in which case take it back and ask them to do a bit more polishing.
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price for front bumper repaint

Post by Dino D » Sat 23 Aug, 2014 14:59

From the pics it looks good, I can just see what appears to be 2 stone chips that were missed?
Hard to tell paint blemishes from pics though.

Would he be interested in taking on more work at similar prices to what you paid (I'd want to look at your car in the flesh first though!)?

PS; how did the bumper turn out? That I believe is quite a job as needs preparing well to cover the usually deep stone chips they collect.

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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Woody1000 » Sat 23 Aug, 2014 15:51

Dino, what you see to be stone chips are white polish marks are actually a reflection but I can see slight imperfections

The bumper is ok but again not perfect in my opinion but your welcome to have a look for yourself
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by sirius-c » Fri 05 Sep, 2014 18:57

I've just been quoted £750 for the following work by Silver Star in Carleton, Skipton.
I've seen the quality of his work (Andy) and its very good, apparently he doesn't take your money until your satisfied with the job and yes he give's you your keys back if you're not.

Both bumpers filled and sprayed to correct the previous owners navigational errors! (All four corners plus the centre of front bumper)
Bonnet respray and the removal of 2 x dents in bonnet.
Removal of another dent over osf wheel arch on bonnet.
Removal of a deep circular dent in passenger door.
and both door edges where they've been chipped........



I dont thinks thats a bad price compared to the other one i received this morning from another bodyshop I visited:-
Both Bumpers - £400
Dents and door edges - £500
Bonnet - £400
TOTAL £1300!!!


Silver Star actually quoted £200 per bumper too, so I can only conclude that's about the going rate
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by Woody1000 » Sat 06 Sep, 2014 20:49

Mine came to £320 so not that bad I guess.
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Re: price for front bumper repaint

Post by TR4man » Mon 22 Sep, 2014 21:10

Dropped my Zed of at the bodyshop this morning and due to collect it Friday afternoon.

Rectification of stonechips on bonnet and front bumper

Fit a new O/S front wing

Paint from the front back to the B post in Oxford Green Metallic

Power mop and polish the entire car including hard top

Use of a courtesy car

£650

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