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Old 12-07-2006, 02:23 PM   #1
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Painted Bumperettes Question

I am looking for long term feedback on painted bumperettes. Anyone had trouble with cracking or fading? How long have you had them on your car?

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Old 12-07-2006, 04:17 PM   #2
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I've had mine since May 2005 from Bumperplugs and they still look terrific. In fact, I wish the OE paint on the car looked as good as the bumperettes. My guess is the OE car paint didn't look as good when new as the paint on the bumperettes.

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Old 12-07-2006, 05:02 PM   #3
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April 2006. Look perfect so far.

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Old 12-07-2006, 06:14 PM   #4
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one year ago, and they look amazing still. they don't really fade or crack. unless you hit something.

i think you are concerned that they are kinda rubbery/plastic so painting them will just flake or crak eventually. not the case, i think they are very durable, and paint will last a long time.

do it, one of the best upgrades i've done.
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Painted bumperettes are the way to go. Makes the rear look much cleaner and refined, imo.

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Old 12-08-2006, 09:15 AM   #6
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Painted Bumperettes

Thanks for the feedback guys. I now know that it is something I want to do. I also know from searching on the forum that I can get them done for no more than $285.

However, I have left over paint from my hardtop so I will check with the body shop to see what they will charge since I have paint that already matches.

Other comments or suggestions are more than welcome.

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i got a $95 qoute

and man do soemthing about that sig pic, its a whole page
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...and man do soemthing about that sig pic, its a whole page
LOL! That is too funny.
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i got a $95 qoute

and man do soemthing about that sig pic, its a whole page

Who and where?

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just a local shop here in chicago, i actually got the same quote at 3 places, give or take few bux.
just go to a randome paint shop and ask them, im sure if will be about the same
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just a local shop here in chicago, i actually got the same quote at 3 places, give or take few bux.
just go to a randome paint shop and ask them, im sure if will be about the same
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PS: I went to Paintscratch.com to get the cost of a DIY kit:

Paint: Meridian Metallic Clearcoat 6A6/X2 6A7/X2
Qty Description Cost Total
1 12.5 oz. Basecoat Spray Can 24.95
1 12.5 oz. Clearcoat Spray Can 10.95
1 2 oz. Rubbing Compound Bottle 3.50
1 2 oz. Wax and Grease Remover 1.80
1 2 oz. Acrylic Lacquer Thinner 1.75
1 12 oz. Bulldog Adhesion Promoter (Spray Can) 10.95
1 12.5 oz. Rubberized Primer Spray Can 14.95

Total Shipping/Handling 12.95
Grand Total: $81.80
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I swaped my 2000 front + rear bumpers for the updated 2003 look. I was having the shop paint my bumperettes as well - but was surprised when I came to pick up the car they said they didn't even put the bumperettes back on. I was a little nervous... But, turns out they got the euro bumper from the Porsche dealership, and it didnt have any of the holes in it for the bumperettes ... I went to look at the car a little worried - but wow, I was in love! The car looks amazing without the bumperettes all together. Sure, I have to do a little more worrying without the extra protection, etc. but... It looks amazing!

I'll post pics just as soon as I get my new GAHH top ;-)
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I am very pleased with the result. Thanks for all your comments.

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Looks great! DIY or body shop?

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Old 12-15-2006, 03:19 PM   #15
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Same body shop that did my hard top. Quality operation specializes in Porsche and other high end cars. Hascar on York Ave in LA, CA.
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Looks good, now you just have to fix your sig pic.
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Looks good, now you just have to fix your sig pic.
Working on it, haven't figured out how to shrink pic. Advice?

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