DIY Bumper Repair – You can do it, but here’s why you shouldn’t!

Published On: December 28, 2018



We might be a bumper repair company, but we are no strangers to saving a couple of dollars when it makes sense. That’s why we keep our prices so reasonable. Your money is valuable, so let’s break down the real burning question. Can you fix your bumper, fender, or door on your own? The answer is yes, probably. However, there’s a long list of reasons why you shouldn’t.

Bumper Repair Requires A Lot of Tools
If you Google DIY Bumper Repair, you’re going to encounter a lot of tutorials that casually mention you’re going to need a soldering iron. While some of you might own one, it isn’t necessarily a common household item. If you run out and get one, you’ll spend an average of $20 for something you’re likely never going to use a second time. A lot of articles mention plastic prep and adhesive which is another $25 on top of a $15 plastic filler. Just in the first five seconds of this tutorial, you’ve spent $60, and you don’t have a single clue what you’re doing. It gets even more extreme with drills, hairdryers, boiling water, and baseball bats. Are you going to attempt a car repair with a tool lineup like that? We definitely wouldn’t recommend it.


A Successful Repair Requires an Exact Paint Match
When you see the cars in the Walmart parking lot with shoddy paint jobs, it’s because they either got scammed or did it themselves. Anyone can run into AutoZone and pick up the paint that most closely matches. The issue lies in the fact that it probably won’t match at all. Depending on how long you’ve been driving the car, the paint can fade and needs to be professionally attended to so it can blend in seamlessly. A can of $10 paint is not going to fly when anyone looks at it, especially the dealership leasing reps. We use PPG paint and computer color matching, so your paint can be an exact match, perfectly blended to pass any inspection.

A Repair is Going to Take a Long Time
Let’s say that you going out and buying the supplies isn’t an issue. Let’s say you have a little experience blending car paint. Are you willing to spend a weekend or an evening repairing something that would probably take a professional half the time? Time is money. Just think of all the things you could be doing that would be more productive. When you use Bumper Buddies, we’re mobile, which means that we can do the entire repair while you’re at work! No wasted weekends. No need to spend hours trying to decipher the convoluted steps of a tutorial. Just a quick, painless, and most importantly convenient process to a perfect car.

Can you do it? Yes. Should you? Absolutely not. Bumper Buddies is an affordable DIY alternative that won’t end in tears, burnt hands, or a bad paint job. You can trust us to make your car good as new because we’ve been doing it in Laguna Niguel and Orange County for the last 20 years. Give us a call today to get your free, no obligation estimate!

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