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    • tir21
    • By tir21 17th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
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    Does a new bumper need part of wings respraying
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    • 17th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
    Does a new bumper need part of wings respraying 17th Mar 17 at 12:23 PM
    Took it to a premier bodyshop. They are saying it's necessary to spray wings otherwise might not blend in
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    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 17th Mar 17, 12:36 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 12:36 PM
    Depends on the colour. They are right though.
    • tykesi
    • By tykesi 17th Mar 17, 12:44 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 12:44 PM
    What's a 'premier' body shop?
    £2017 in 2017 - £1974.69
    • tir21
    • By tir21 17th Mar 17, 2:30 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:30 PM
    What's a 'premier' body shop?
    Originally posted by tykesi
    Expensive - but I'm not paying
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 17th Mar 17, 2:58 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:58 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:58 PM
    What's a 'premier' body shop?
    Originally posted by tykesi
    The absolute best. As in Premier Inn.
    • EdGasket
    • By EdGasket 17th Mar 17, 3:04 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 3:04 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 3:04 PM
    Depends how fussy you are I'd say. There probably would be some colour mismatch though between a newly painted bumper and the rest of the car with paint that has aged. The effect can be minimised by 'blending' as they refer to. They have to be good though or you might end up with some dodgy looking wings and wished you'd just stuck to 'paint the bumper only'.

    When I've had repairs done I can see the difference in colour but it doesn't bother me; I understand that new paint from a different batch is not going to match 10 year old paint on the car that has weathered. By the time you get some dirt on it, it all looks the same
    Last edited by EdGasket; 17-03-2017 at 3:06 PM.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 17th Mar 17, 3:08 PM
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    What colour is it, metallic or solid?
    • facade
    • By facade 17th Mar 17, 5:52 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 5:52 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 5:52 PM
    They always tell you that they can't possibly match the colour properly, yet when you have a Japanese motorbike and you damage a candy metallic fairing panel, you just order one from the dealer in the correct colour, and fit it without any colour matching problems.
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science )
    • ilikewatch
    • By ilikewatch 17th Mar 17, 5:55 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 5:55 PM
    I would generally buy a used bumper from a car the same age/colour so that (hopefully) the paint has aged/faded at the same rate as yours. This has worked well for me in the past, but I guess I may have been lucky as there's a lot of variables that could create a mis-match.
    • reeac
    • By reeac 17th Mar 17, 6:03 PM
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    If you get the wings resprayed to match the new bumper then will they also match the adjacent doors? Best, I would have thought, to have the transition from respray to original paint occur where there is a change of orientation such as between bumper and wing rather than between wing and door.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Mar 17, 6:16 PM
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    The absolute best. As in Premier Inn.
    Originally posted by Aylesbury Duck
    Stick to the day job ....
    Signed Sleazy
    The Last Of The Lounge Lizards
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 17th Mar 17, 6:17 PM
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    If you get the wings resprayed to match the new bumper then will they also match the adjacent doors? Best, I would have thought, to have the transition from respray to original paint occur where there is a change of orientation such as between bumper and wing rather than between wing and door.
    Originally posted by reeac
    Except there may not be a change of orientation... Many bumpers wrap almost seamlessly into the adjoining panels.

    So, yes, you do need to blend the new paint into the wing in order to achieve a seamless transition.

    The entire wing isn't sprayed - the new paint is faded out, to make any minor difference in shade less visible.
    • s b
    • By s b 18th Mar 17, 6:40 PM
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    Took it to a premier bodyshop. They are saying it's necessary to spray wings otherwise might not blend in
    Originally posted by tir21
    ...correct
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 19th Mar 17, 11:15 AM
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    They always tell you that they can't possibly match the colour properly, yet when you have a Japanese motorbike and you damage a candy metallic fairing panel, you just order one from the dealer in the correct colour, and fit it without any colour matching problems.
    Originally posted by facade
    Because the manufacturer paints thousands of them at the same time and the bike is relatively new. When you go to a body shop they have a mixing chart and mix up a single batch of paint for the job so it may or may not be slightly off from the original, if its metallic the "flow" of the particles may be slightly different and if the car is of any age the paint won't be the same colour that it came out of the factory due to sun fade.

    Try it with a bike that is 10 years old and the new panel will stick out like a sore thumb against the rest of the faded fairing.

    OP: By all means only get the panel that was damaged done but don't complain if it sticks out like a sore thumb as it is standard industry practice to blend in over the adjacent panels.
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