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Question Dealerships's bumper replacement after accident - painted at body shop or factory?

I recently got into a fender bender where someone rear ended me and my rear bumper ended up needing to be replaced. I took it to a certified Nissan dealer to get it fixed, and they will be doing the bumper replacement.

My question is, do they usually paint a blank bumper on the spot at the dealership's body shop, or do they order the bumper from Nissan already painted at the factory?

If it's painted at the body shop, is there a chance it will look different from the rest of the car? Not necessarily the color, but also the texture of the clearcoat, etc?

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they typically paint the bumper at the dealer body shop.

There is a small chance it may look different, but if it does, point it out and they will repaint it. Today's paint technologies are much better than in the past, they can computer match the paint very well.

There will be a chance of the texture being different only because it's freshly painted and buffed. They will usually polish around the area they repaired to blend it in, but over time it will all feel the same.



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It will be painted at the dealership or body shop, not from the factory.
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I recently got into a fender bender where someone rear ended me and my rear bumper ended up needing to be replaced. I took it to a certified Nissan dealer to get it fixed, and they will be doing the bumper replacement.

My question is, do they usually paint a blank bumper on the spot at the dealership's body shop, or do they order the bumper from Nissan already painted at the factory?

If it's painted at the body shop, is there a chance it will look different from the rest of the car? Not necessarily the color, but also the texture of the clearcoat, etc?
I took mine to service king and they had to paint it. They couldn't match the storm blue paint so it took a few more days for Nissan to send them the paint.
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They usually send a re manufactured bumper or a new one to the bodyshop.

If you know a good body shop, id suggest going with them over the dealer.

The bumper paint will be slightly different just because its not from factory.

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Many dealers that don't have a full body shop will send it out to a local body shop they contract with, I know my dealer does this.



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Many dealers that don't have a full body shop will send it out to a local body shop they contract with, I know my dealer does this.
The dealer I took it to is one of the biggest in my area and actually has a fill body shop, so I'm hoping they do everything there. And a good job too, hopefully.

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The dealer I took it to is one of the biggest in my area and actually has a fill body shop, so I'm hoping they do everything there. And a good job too, hopefully.

Thanks everyone for your input
Also keep in mind that the rubber bumper covers have a flex agent mixed in the paint so that the paint doesn't crack when the rubber bends. Because of this, it's not uncommon for the paint to not match the car exactly. Even factory paint jobs will have this difference if you look closely. Some colors are easier to spot this difference than others.



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Also keep in mind that the rubber bumper covers have a flex agent mixed in the paint so that the paint doesn't crack when the rubber bends. Because of this, it's not uncommon for the paint to not match the car exactly. Even factory paint jobs will have this difference if you look closely. Some colors are easier to spot this difference than others.
+1. I've had many Nissans where the factory paint on the bumper looked slightly different. Most noticeable in lighter colors and metallic.

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I recently got into a fender bender where someone rear ended me and my rear bumper ended up needing to be replaced. I took it to a certified Nissan dealer to get it fixed, and they will be doing the bumper replacement.

My question is, do they usually paint a blank bumper on the spot at the dealership's body shop, or do they order the bumper from Nissan already painted at the factory?

If it's painted at the body shop, is there a chance it will look different from the rest of the car? Not necessarily the color, but also the texture of the clearcoat, etc?
So you took your car to a "certified Nissan dealer to get it fixed, and they will be doing the bumper replacement."

Did you ever think to ask "them' the very same questions you asked here?

Why not?????

Is there such a thing as an "uncertified" Nissan dealer?
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