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Old 02 Apr 2005, 02:42 pm   #1 (permalink)
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My new 05 Camry XLE was rear-ended and the rear-bumper cover needs to be
replaced. I took it to the dealer and they told me they are going to get a
black OEM rear-bumper and paint it to my car's color (silver) in their body
shop. I thought the outside body color of a car was somehow "deposited" onto
the body parts in the factory through some type of special manufacturing
process. Does that sound right? Is the dealer trying to short-change me on
this?

Thanks for your help!

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Old 02 Apr 2005, 04:09 pm   #2 (permalink)
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It is paint with an additive so it wont crack, why go to the dealer,
they are always higher in price. Get bids.

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Old 02 Apr 2005, 06:55 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> It is paint with an additive so it wont crack, why go to the dealer,
> they are always higher in price. Get bids.
>


So what they are going to do in their shop (painting?) would be the same as
what they did in the factory?

Someone else is paying it. Besides, I don't want to void warranty for a new
car.

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Old 02 Apr 2005, 07:38 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I had the same thing with my Matrix. The texture on the bumper took a
lot of work at the body shop. A VERY MINOR accident ended up costing
$1400 to fix, most of it paint time.

Mark



XYZ ABC wrote:
> My new 05 Camry XLE was rear-ended and the rear-bumper cover needs to

be
> replaced. I took it to the dealer and they told me they are going to

get a
> black OEM rear-bumper and paint it to my car's color (silver) in

their body
> shop. I thought the outside body color of a car was somehow

"deposited" onto
> the body parts in the factory through some type of special

manufacturing
> process. Does that sound right? Is the dealer trying to short-change

me on
> this?
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
> --
> ZR


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Old 02 Apr 2005, 08:33 pm   #5 (permalink)
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XYZ ABC wrote:
|| My new 05 Camry XLE was rear-ended and the rear-bumper cover needs
|| to be replaced. I took it to the dealer and they told me they are
|| going to get a black OEM rear-bumper and paint it to my car's color
|| (silver) in their body shop. I thought the outside body color of a
|| car was somehow "deposited" onto the body parts in the factory
|| through some type of special manufacturing process. Does that sound
|| right? Is the dealer trying to short-change me on this?
||
|| Thanks for your help!
||
|| --
|| ZR

My WHITE Camry has black undercoat, black (underneath) bumper cover. So,
everytime there is so much as a TINY nick in the paint, the BLACK underneath
stands out real uglylike. WHY can't they use a LIGHTER undercoast for
lighter coloured vehicles!!!!!???????????????




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Old 03 Apr 2005, 07:47 am   #6 (permalink)
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I'm with m Ransley. What they'd do at the paint shop is the same as
they do at the factory.

If it's an insurance job, or someone is paying for damage they did,
you'll need multiple estimates anyway. At least that way you'll get a
few opinions and input from different sources.

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Old 03 Apr 2005, 07:52 am   #7 (permalink)
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And unless you go to Fly By Night Paint Shop there shouldn't be any
warranty issues. Dealers aren't the only ones with reputable paint
shops.

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Old 03 Apr 2005, 08:03 am   #8 (permalink)
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Void warranty ? You don`t know much.

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Old 03 Apr 2005, 08:31 am   #9 (permalink)
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Not sure where you're going with that, Ransley.

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Old 03 Apr 2005, 11:03 am   #10 (permalink)
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I think you'll find that all plastic bumpers are black or charcoal clear
thru. On a light car they are usually primed in light grey primer. If the
clear and color coat are scratched surely the primer would be too --- hence
the black showing thru. Factory paint jobs are typically more durable than
refinishes -- they use heat lamps to decrease drying time and make the paint
harder. Some people think they can buy a factory painted bumper bur you
can't --- you can however buy factory painted rear view mirrors.

"Liberal|sarl|airs| !|" <l$#."''...?|<>; <X.XX=@liberalsarllwankers.com>>
wrote in message news:SBI3e.127879$ZO2.22578@edtnps84...
> XYZ ABC wrote:
> || My new 05 Camry XLE was rear-ended and the rear-bumper cover needs
> || to be replaced. I took it to the dealer and they told me they are
> || going to get a black OEM rear-bumper and paint it to my car's color
> || (silver) in their body shop. I thought the outside body color of a
> || car was somehow "deposited" onto the body parts in the factory
> || through some type of special manufacturing process. Does that sound
> || right? Is the dealer trying to short-change me on this?
> ||
> || Thanks for your help!
> ||
> || --
> || ZR
>
> My WHITE Camry has black undercoat, black (underneath) bumper cover. So,
> everytime there is so much as a TINY nick in the paint, the BLACK
> underneath stands out real uglylike. WHY can't they use a LIGHTER
> undercoast for lighter coloured vehicles!!!!!???????????????
>
>
>
>



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