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tehskeo 11-16-2011 12:15 PM

Paint repair on rear above bumper
Hey all,

My car is getting older! Things like rust spots start appearing like this:

That piece looks like it'll need attention ASAP before it gets too bad. If it does get bad, it looks like part of the shell which is not exactly replaceable. Has anyone had work done on something like this and care to chime in on costs?


Vrbovsky 12-01-2011 01:01 AM

thats probably just surface rust. a body shop will remove the bumper sand down or sand blast the spot, and fill if its needed.

they might spot paint, blend and blend the clear or paint the whole lip from the line that connects to the rear 1/4 panel.

cost? I wouldn't pay more that 200$ for that tiny bit of work. a shop with the appropriate tools would need maybe 3hours total labour

noodles101 12-01-2011 02:17 AM

ur a small spot like that . DIY ~!! if you do it right, it will look pretty damn good :)

limenuke 12-02-2011 03:17 AM


Originally Posted by noodles101 (Post 1537158)
ur a small spot like that . DIY ~!! if you do it right, it will look pretty damn good :)

It could also look like shit if you don't know what you're doing. Paint matches tend not to be 100% accurate even from pro shops. There's a lot involved in paint. Don't do it unless you're ready to drop quite a bit for equipment and paint.

sb_600 12-02-2011 01:22 PM

Fix it now. I just replaced that panel on my track car, and it was a pain:

see post #222 and beyond

edit: you asked the question in my thread... my bad!

Go see JR autobody on Jamie street (just south of huntclub and merivale). They do good work for reasonable costs. It's a friends family business.

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