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Over the last year I have gotten the front bumper scraped and have noticed a bad touchup job on a scrape in the rear bumper. My Volvo body shop closed, I went to a local shop and he advised replacing both covers, he said they come prepainted and 500 or so for each!!! Am I being sold a bunch of BS, or is it easier from his perspective to simply replace them rather than try and match paints? My vehicle is an 05 ruby red.Thanks JHW
 

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It's true. It is BOTH easier for everyone involved and the quality is spectacular. The color match is fantastic. I did both front and rear on my C70 and 960 and plan to do it on my new V70. I recommend this to anyone looking to refinish their bumpers. You can also sell off your old bumpers to someone who is already doing a repaint or who doesn't want them perfect, just better than what they have. <p>Here's some pictures of the ones I replaced, let me know if you want more:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.slaptardcentral.com/gallery/files/6/C70writeup_58.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.slaptardcentral.com/gallery/files/6/960_sale_06_hood_closeup.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.slaptardcentral.com/gallery/files/6/960_sale_17_taillight_closeup.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (LloydDobler)

Lloyd, did you purchase them and install yourself or have a shop do it? Can you ballpark the $$s' involved? Thanks for the photos, both cars look great. Thx JHW
 

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A shop will charge an hour to install a bumper.<br>You can get a "bumper" repair guy to paint them on the car, this would be your easiest and cheapest way to go.<br>Ask any car dealer for the name on one in your area as there would be plenty of them in NJ or look in the yellow pages or Google it:<br><A HREF="http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=bumper+repair+in+NJ&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&view=text&ei=surhSa6YCeTflQfV3ITgDg&sa=X&oi=local_group&resnum=1&ct=more-results&cd=1" TARGET="_blank">http://maps.google.com/maps?hl...&cd=1</A>
 

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I did 'em myself, it's not hard but there's a little finesse needed, and some stomping. I used the foam they came wrapped in for a pad on my garage floor, kept them scratch free. From what I've seen of the P2 cars they should be even easier to assemble.<p>On the C70 they were $450 (rear) and $470 (front) shipped, and on the 960 they were $455 and $490 shipped. The 960 came with the headlight plugs and foglight blank plates also painted, but the chrome trim was extra. (found it for $35 apiece, cheapest I could find anywhere).<p>You can price the V70 covers online at Tasca, or call Waltrip. They look to be about $100 more than either the C70 or 960 from my quick checks. Since you're in NJ just assume at least $50 for shipping, my shipping from Minnesota to Denver was $100 for each one I got. They're in giant U-shaped boxes so they have to go freight.
 

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Thanks Lloyd, I like my my cars just so, just like yourself....evidence the photos...I'm pretty certain JRL has never used the yellow pages or googled a bumper refinisher.... I could be wrong but having read Jims' posts' I'm certain he is as particular about his Volvos' as we are. Again thanks for your information, it is much appreciated,\. JHW
 

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fronts are even cheaper now at $320 for the C/V/S70s <p>not sure on the newer cars
 

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Where, when, how? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>1998 V70r (Need front bumper cover.<p>Thank you.
 

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Please, Please where can I obtain an OEM (Black) front bumper cover for a 1998 V70r? I want to get for my son-in-law for a Christmas present. I'm at daveatrobbappraisaldotcom. <p>THANK YOU! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<A HREF="http://www.tascavolvoparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tascavolvoparts.com</A> or <A HREF="http://www.darrellwaltrip.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.darrellwaltrip.com</A>/<p>Both have great prices and Waltrip blows everyone away on shipping. They shipped a bumper cover coast to coast for $40 for me last time (was sent to my dad in Portland).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JDR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Please, Please where can I obtain an OEM (Black) front bumper cover for a 1998 V70r? I want to get for my son-in-law for a Christmas present. I'm at daveatrobbappraisaldotcom. <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>[email protected]<br>I mean it IS in your profile you know<p>Call Darryl Waltrip Volvo in TN best prices in the country
 

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Didn't realize <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I was hoping for a factory front bumper cover for way under the apparently going price of $500.00 His car is looking really good right now, except for the badly cracked front bumper cover. There was mentioned of a place to get them for something over $200.00. I don't want an after market one, only a OEM one.<p>Thanks<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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