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Old 11-16-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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Attention what does a bumper repair cost?

one of my friends rear ended me at low speed. Nothing was really damaged, but the rear bumper has nasty white paint from his stratus on it now.

He'd like to not involve insurance.

What is the cost of a new rear bumper?

What is the typical cost to paint a rear bumper?

I have a 97 sl2 with 146k

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Old 11-16-2006, 06:13 PM   #2
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I had the front bumper cover replaced once on my 91 SC and it was quoted at $148.00. The refinishing labor was quoted at 2.3 hours which I am guessing would be around $150.00 Don't know what charge was for paint itself. Make sure it wasn't hit hard enough to damage bumper support.

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Old 11-17-2006, 12:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: what does a bumper repair cost?

bumper cover for a 97 sl2 on saturnparts.net = $235.54

buddy to help you put in on = $case of beer

make your friend buy

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Old 11-19-2006, 04:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: what does a bumper repair cost?

Of course that bumper has to be painted too. I was quoted $500 by a local body shop to paint a Saturn fender.

If your car was waxed, you may want to try stripping the wax as it can act as a protectorant. I know LowSaturn recommends a rubber eraser for black marks, maybe it will work with white ones too.

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Old 11-20-2006, 07:18 AM   #5
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Default Re: what does a bumper repair cost?

If the Stratus is white (that, is, if you are not looking at the white plastic underneath your Saturn's paint) you may be surprised to find out that you can buff out the paint transferred to your bumper.

I would start with something mild (marked "clear coat safe" on the bottle), like Meguiar's Cleaner Wax and a soft cotton cloth. If it needs something stronger, then you may wish to have your Saturn service department or collision specialist do the work with a buffer and rubbing compound, which takes some care, lest you remove the clear coat from the car's finish.

I hope that you don't have to get a new bumper.

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Old 11-20-2006, 07:35 AM   #6
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If the bumper is'nt cracked or dented in, all you need is some 2000 grit sandpaper and polishing compound. Start wet sanding it until all the white paint is gone, then polish it with the compound. Buffing is'nt necessary, but it would'nt hurt it either. Afterwards throw a coat of wax on.

Voila...and it only cost you $7 and maybe an hour of work.

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Old 11-22-2006, 10:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: what does a bumper repair cost?

In case anyone wants to know
the estimate to repair an 1997 saturn sl2
$106 for parts (paint etc. . )
8 hours labor

total $463.30

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Old 11-26-2006, 06:10 PM   #8
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Default Re: what does a bumper repair cost?

Slightly off topic, but my wife bumped a Nissan on the way home with our new to us SW2 a month ago. The woman she hit finally came to us with the estimates. Including tax, she's looking for $500 from us. This is for a scratch less than a quarter inch wide and two inches long. There is no damage at all to the bumper just to the paint. The body shop wants to remove the bumper to properly repaint it, they say. Actual labour and materials for the painting and clearcoat? Less than $100.

I'm not ipressed.

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Old 11-27-2006, 01:10 AM   #9
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I'm with these guys... if you aren't lucky enough to have that fiberglass body that made early saturns so cool, you might need to pop out any indentation, but just to agree it might be easier to leave this a DIY job. Buff it out, pop in any dents if you can, and match the paint with a touch-up kit from an auto store. My dad's old truck (Dodge Dakota) had a roll-on scratch cover... and probably GM has a wide selection to match your car. And a true friend would buy it for you. Plus a beer.

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Old 11-27-2006, 01:23 AM   #10
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Default Re: what does a bumper repair cost?

It was $600 for repair a crack in the lip of my kit. Its the same as a bumper so it can be pretty costly

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Old 11-28-2006, 04:54 PM   #11
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I'm still waiting to repair the paint damage from my accident a couple months back. I hit him around 10-15kph, I never did have the car looked at, how would I know if my bumper support is damaged? Or should I just have the dealer inspect it next oil change?

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