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Old 08-12-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Painted Bumperettes

Just installed painted bumperettes from Bumper Plugs. They do a nice job and make a great addition. Also removed the Boxster S. Neat look.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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Might get some myself. Was just at their site and they look good althogh expensive. Did you consider painting them yourself?
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Any other company pain these things? Or sell pre-painted replacements?
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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It's a simple thing to paint them.

Sand them smooth (machine or by hand), prime and paint. You can add a flex additive to the paint, but really not necessary.

I have a pair or OEM bumperettes for sale in the classifieds, perfect for the job while keeping your originals should you ever consider returning to stock.

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Old 08-13-2010, 02:38 PM   #6
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Did not consider painting them myself although I agree they were expensive. I do not know wether it is just marketing but Bumper Plugs claims they perform a lot of steps to the bumperettes.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:30 PM   #7
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Decisions, decisions. Went to paintscratch.com. About a hundred bucks for all the supplies they say you need to paint these. Soooooo, for another $150, I can get the professionally painted ones from bumperplug. I like the idea of saving a few bucks and DIY, but with my luck, I'd spend the $100, screw it all up, and end up having to buy the prepainted ones anyway. Something to think about. For now, I need to save up for tires. More decisions......Sumitomo or Falken??????
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I bought the paintscratch kit and did itmyself. Mine look good, but if I had to do it over agian I'd but them from bumperplugs. To so it youself the right way it not hard but is time consuming.

I had my center console professionally done and it looks better.

If you want the satisfaction do it yourself, but bang for the buck , and knowing time is precious/money... I'd buy them if I has it to do over
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having a friend paint my speedster humps and bumperettes this week, for a lot less than $250...
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