Originally Posted by kevs98GS4
WOW could get that done for $200 here in Atlanta. that's non macco good job
I assume you are referring to just sanding and painting only that one area of the bumper. Perhaps you could get it done in your area for $200, though I might call your bluff on that one and would want to see an official quote to believe it. Regardless, as I mentioned above this is a three step process on the paint and it is doubtful you could get a proper blend of the paint with the rest of the bumper and especially the pearl by shooting just that one area. If it were not a pearl paint I might be in agreement with you a bit more.
A new step pad is going to run $90, from Sewell even with our discount, and if you are going to paint the whole bumper you definitely do not want them to tape around this for the job. Add time to remove the bumper, tape and prep for a proper paint job and you are over $200 before you begin. Not a lot of paint needed for the job, but the paints are still not cheap and needs to be mixed. Hard to stay in business to offer all this up at $200.
So, this is definitely a case of you get what you pay for. Try to do it cheap and you will get something you will perhaps regret doing. Not saying $700 is the going rate as that depends as much on area as the shop used.