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Old 12-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had my rear bumper replaced on my 2013 Outback after I was dinged in a parking lot. Here are a couple of photos of the new bumper. To me, it appears that the dealer collision center did not match the paint correctly. The bumper appears to be lighter than the body.

Can someone tell me if they agree or not? (see attached images)

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Old 12-12-2012, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like two different colors to me as well. Make them do it again.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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From the two pictures you posted, it does appear to be somewhat lighter in color or more "silver" in color than the panel next to it.

Not sure if it's just the light or not. Hard to tell colors inpictures sometimes.
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Lol, wow that's not even close. It's like the difference between gray and silver. Yes, those are two different colors. They are probably going to give you some jazz about wear and whatnot, but it's a 2013, so where's the sun fade?

Wrong answer, Mr. Dealer Man. Do it again.
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Definitely different colors there. Make them do it again as this to me looks like a slop job.
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Yeah - it looks like two different colors to me as well. The blue ice color seems to be popular for the 2013s (by me anyway). Give your outback a good wash and compare it to another one with the same color on their lot.

Point out the difference and have them fix it.
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The paints they use on the flexible plastic bumper covers is not the same type of paint used on the hard body panels. This is why you don't have the bumper repainted for very small minor scratches given there is a very VERY big probability the bumper will not match the car paint when they finish repainting it.

I bet you have a hard time getting the shop to repaint it.
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Looks like a checkerboard to me.
They didn't finish the work until everything matches like new.
They most likely saw the difference as they are in the business. They figured they would shine up the tires and you wouldn't then notice the checkerboard rear end.

Tell them they made the rear tires nice, NOW DO THE BUMPER.
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Yeah - it looks like two different colors to me as well. The blue ice color seems to be popular for the 2013s (by me anyway). Give your outback a good wash and compare it to another one with the same color on their lot.

Point out the difference and have them fix it.
Heck, compare it to the front factory bumper. If it matches, then fine. If it is different as the majority of us think it is, then re-do the entire job.

First car I ever painted had metallic flake paint with clearcoat over it from the factory. I had to mix the paint just right along with the metal flake just so.

The guy in the auto store told me that I needed to know what I was doing to repaint portions of my car. I purchased everything and worked on it about three weeks. When I was done, it looked like a brand new car, one couldn't tell the difference between the OEM factory paint and the paint I applied, that was how well it matched. And, I didn't paint the entire car, just the hood, behind four wheels, lower doors, lower door jambs, etc. When I was done, the car looked brand new.

I learned that everything must be clean and there is a lot of sanding, buffing and polishing to get it right.

When I put my mind to something, I can do it, even if I need to improvise in certain things where some special tool is needed.
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+million.

the new bumper color is not matched to your existing color.

back you go!

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