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drewmeister2
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Year and Model: 2009 S80
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Paint Job on New Bumper

Post by drewmeister2 »

Hi,

I was rear ended not too long ago, and the bumper needed to be replaced and repainted. A new Volvo OEM bumper was painted and put on by the shop. The new bumper was lightly tapped shortly after being replaced :cry:.

The bumper itself is fine, but the paint is flaking off and bubbling terribly all over the side of the bumper that was lightly tapped. I was hit much harder when I was rear-ended, and the paint was fine, besides where the other vehicle contacted the bumper. Is this normal for after-market paint jobs?
ThommyKent
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Re: Paint Job on New Bumper

Post by ThommyKent »

You can actually buy a new OEM bumper cover from Volvo all ready painted in your cars color. I just went through this with an insurance company who wanted to have the body shop paint an unpainted cover. I perservered and got a new painted cover from Volvo. Painting plastic requires correct prep work, otherwise it does what yours has done
drewmeister2
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Re: Paint Job on New Bumper

Post by drewmeister2 »

Thank you. Did you buy it from Volvo directly? I saw that Tasca sells painted bumpers, but I’m not sure who painted them (does Volvo paint them?).
ThommyKent
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Re: Paint Job on New Bumper

Post by ThommyKent »

Yes, those painted by Volvo
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