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  1. [Hands-On Review] Buying a Painted to Match Bumper on Amazon - 3rd Party Blog Review

    [Hands-On Review] Buying a Painted to Match Bumper on Amazon - 3rd Party Blog Review


    The front bumper on my Acura RSX was in rough shape. I had been backed into, so the plastic needed repair, and the paint was failing. I got quotes from body shops and they all wanted $400+ to repair the bumper and paint it. So I started searching online for the cost of a new bumper and planned to repaint it myself. That’s when I ran across a pre-painted bumper from MBI Auto on Amazon for $289 shipped. At that price, it wasn’t worth my time to buy a bumper and paint it. I was skeptical of the price (sounded too good to be true) but I decided to take the risk after reading some positive reviews on other bumpers on Amazon. Knowing that modern automotive paint doesn’t fade much I was pretty confident that a good color match could be attained if I gave them accurate information. I took pictures of the paint code sticker in my door jamb, which also included the paint type letter, and my VIN number, and put in my order with MBI Auto on Amazon.

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  2. Should You Order A Pre-Painted Bumper Online?

    Should You Order A Pre-Painted Bumper Online?

    Did you know that millions of people ruin the bumpers on their vehicles on a yearly basis? It’s actually one of the most common types of damage from automobile accidents. Oftentimes bumpers deteriorate on older vehicles and will need to be replaced. So what do you do if you need a new bumper on your car, truck, or Sports Utility Vehicle? If you’re like the vast majority of consumers, the first thing you think about is taking your vehicle to the local auto body shop in order to have your bumper replaced. However, auto body repair shops are incredibly expensive, especially if you’re paying out of pocket for the bumper replacement. 


    In fact, auto body repair shops typically charge anywhere between $50 to $100 per hour plus parts and materials. At this point, you’re probably curious as to how long it takes an auto body shop to paint and install a new bumper on your vehicle. You should expect this to take, on average, 6 to 8 hours. This could c

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