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Old 11-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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Should i DIY?

My paint on my bumper is flaking off and it's pretty ugly IMO, it's the only spot on the car it doing it though, I think the provirus owner got in an accident and maybe had a cheap paint job in the bumper done
But anyway should I have my paint guy at work paint my bumper for 180 or should I try to paint it myself?


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Old 11-23-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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180 is pretty good. I payed 200 for paint on mine. And it was a cheap color
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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180 is pretty good. I payed 200 for paint on mine. And it was a cheap color
Yeah that's why I wanna know if i should try to do it and if it comes out bad just have him do it
I know he does good work so I'm not worried about it but I was thinking since it's cheap for him to do it maybe I'll try to do it my self first and see how it comes out
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My paint on my bumper is flaking off and it's pretty ugly IMO, it's the only spot on the car it doing it though, I think the provirus owner got in an accident and maybe had a cheap paint job in the bumper done
But anyway should I have my paint guy at work paint my bumper for 180 or should I try to paint it myself?


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If I were you, I'd have it done for $180. But, I would do the prep work myself. You can start sanding around the peeling spots with 1000-grit, then 2000, then 2500 to make those areas as smooth as possible. You could prime it too, if you wanted. For $180, even though it's a friend, I'd hate to think anyone would take shortcuts, but it happens. Better to do your part and prep it right to make sure the finish comes out as good as possible.

Now, if your friend is the right kind of guy, you won't have to do anything, and your bumper will still look flawless. At least extend the offer, and see what he says.
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Black is the hardest color to paint due to the fact that it will show every imperfection
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:45 AM   #6
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Yeah that's why I wanna know if i should try to do it and if it comes out bad just have him do it
I know he does good work so I'm not worried about it but I was thinking since it's cheap for him to do it maybe I'll try to do it my self first and see how it comes out
When it doesn't come out right for you, he's probably gonna charge you double to fix your mistake. I know I would. He's working for peanuts to start with.
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Diy sure it wont be show room floor quality and it will be harder to notice then what you have now.
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