Would u recommend repaint or replace?

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Asked by Feb 08, 2017 at 09:05 PM about the 2007 Toyota Camry

Question type: General

I recently scratched my rear bumper. Which of the
following options would u recommend? 1a- repaint
by professional body shop, cost $800 (I'm on a tight
budget) 1b- repaint by maaco, cost $350. They got
decent reviews on yelp. 2. Replace it- cost $900 (I
won't do this unless I have absolutely no other
choices) My car was repainted by the dealer and
the paint is peeling off. Apparently they did a bad
job. Would a good autobody shop (option 1a) do a
better job than the dealer did, and prevent the paint
from peeling if I scratch it again? Do you know if I
have any other options?Thanks a lot.

8 Answers

73,065

Hard to say if the dealer did a bad job or not. Something like this I think I would go with the cheaper price. If you went with the $800 paint job, you might as well get a new bumper for $900. The cheaper price makes more sense.

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251,265

The replaced bumper will probably have to be painted as well. I'd go with the cheapest price at this point. Stop in at other local auto body shops, they might be able to do it for less.

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69,405

Looks like they didn't put a flexing agent in the paint! I'd go to Maaco. My Sister had her '93 Cavalier repainted by Maaco in 2000. It didn't start rusting until around 2012 because of clogged drain holes in the doors. My friend has the car now and, except for the doors, it still looks great. Shiney and no paint issues other than the doors. HTH. -Jim

25,805

It might actually just be the clear coat that's peeling, and it would be cheapest to sand it and just reshoot the clear. Don't waste money on a new bumper cover, that won't solve anything and it would still need to be repainted, even if you found one in your car's color, chances are it would be a shade off. The Maaco job is cheapest but that is probably because it would be single-stage paint, with no clear coat, it will not match your car's finish perfectly, unless you bump up to their premium service - and 350 to 800 sounds ridiculously high, unless there is body work involved you didn't mention.

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74,515

A 10 year old car? Maaco.

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69,405

Yes. That's the absolute truth and the car has never been kept in a garage. The car was hit in the spring of 2000 while it was parked. A cable TV repair van backed into the front of it. The hood, front facial, and bumper cover were damaged. My Sister opted to repaint the whole car so everything would match. The cable company's insurance paid for the accident damage and She paid for the rest of the car to be repainted. She sold the car to a friend of mine from work in 2014. He still drives it to work everyday. -Jim

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Thanks everyone for your recommendations.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
69,405

You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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