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So im going to be taking my bumper off tomorrow and taking it to maaco monday. As of right now in looking at the reviews on the shop that I want to go but it has mix reviews such as 3/4 good and 1/4 bad and most off it talks about "Prep work" so I was thinking if you guys could help me out by telling me how to prep the bumper before I take it that way its decent hopefully (crosses fingers). Well ok im assuming we need some sanding paper or would it be better to sand with a sanding sponge? What grit to use ( member theres no paint on it now) so I would assume that a very fine grit to corse the surface for there paint to stick.. and the I guess wash and wipe the mess off and wrap it up...
 

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Coming from someone who works in a body shop, it depends on what kind of condition you bumper is in. There is a lot of factors that could mess up a paint job. If its in decent condition and you just wanted it to be repainted, it could be done with just a red scotch bright scuff pad. If you bumper needs body work, using to aggressive grit sand paper will show sand scratches through the paint. And the list goes on. If ur wanting a cheap job go for macco but if u want ur money's worth take it to a professional body shop or car dealer. Just giving you my two cents


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Yea I made up my mind with not going to maaco after stressing out last night about thinking about it.. so im just gonna wait couple weeks to call up places and check I mean brand new bumper nothing wrong with it just need prep prime base and clear.. maybe il call around tomorrow I wonder how much a dealer would charge to paint it...
 

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a big amount of plasti-dip just drives me insane, makes me want to walk to the car and just peel a portion off
 

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Iv been watching videos and reading stuff about the plasti dip for 8 hours after stressing about macco...

Plus its not bad if done right and plus when done most people wouldnt know if its plastidiped or not well most people here I dont even think what is plasti dip lol plus I think it will look alot better and if I dont like it I could just peel it off..
 

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You're all over the place lol.
What're you going to end up doing?
 

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But do you think your plasti dip job will look better than maaco? I obviously don't know what Youre capable of so I'm not sure. But just cause it's plastic dip do I want mean you can't screw it up

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To be honest I watch the dipyourcar tut on dipping your car and he shows how to do each coat and prep and all I mean by the looks of it you cant really for say mess it up unless you act like a tard ...Iv painted plenty of things just not the entire car yes but to be honest any thing would be better then maaco after reading reviews on them and then reviews and watching vids about the plasti dip. One vid had a guy test out the plasti dip after 8 months and took it threw a auto wash car wash and the paint was still in tack and every thing, the funny thing is the wash bent his "METAL" License plate so...
 

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