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rear bumper on my xr7 was hit in a parking lot, and some of the paint chipped off. would this be an expensive repair to repaint? and will the paint flake off down the road, as I seen on other cars?
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it is tri-coat, laser red. i believe the code is E6.
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Now I know some shops are different, but most will use a standardized type estimating program to figure this stuff. When the estimate is drawn up, it might look like this:

1.5hr rear bumper cover remove/install
1.5hr bumper cover repair(body dept)
2.5hr refinish rear cover(paint dept)
If theyre quick, they might catch on that its a tricoat and add:
1.0hr tint test panel(called a letdown panel for tricoats)

Dont concern yourself with what they use for flex or adhesion, just get a good warranty, and hold them to it. red tricoats are surprisingly easy to match and most paint systems will have a two-stage equivalant that is a factory approved match to the three stage red. its the white tri-coats that are a pita to match. Cost might go up if the bumper is cracked or deformed, but only by like one hr.
good luck with the fix

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Originally posted by modbird
Now I know some shops are different, but most will use a standardized type estimating program to figure this stuff. When the estimate is drawn up, it might look like this:

1.5hr rear bumper cover remove/install
1.5hr bumper cover repair(body dept)
2.5hr refinish rear cover(paint dept)
If theyre quick, they might catch on that its a tricoat and add:
1.0hr tint test panel(called a letdown panel for tricoats)

Dont concern yourself with what they use for flex or adhesion, just get a good warranty, and hold them to it. red tricoats are surprisingly easy to match and most paint systems will have a two-stage equivalant that is a factory approved match to the three stage red. its the white tri-coats that are a pita to match. Cost might go up if the bumper is cracked or deformed, but only by like one hr.
good luck with the fix

Yeah, and what he said too.

Thanks modbird

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