I’m thinking about taking on a home repair of some “minor” body repair.
The car is a 2003 Grand AM GT that has a cracked front bumper cover and bent driver’s side fender. I found a replacement bumper at a local scrap yard for $185 and a replacement fender on Ebay for $90; both parts are primed and original used parts.
So, how big of a job is it to remove and replace a bumper cover and fender? I read that I may need to remove the hood entirely and that there can sometimes be rivets in hard to reach places that need to be drilled out.
Also, what kind of paints would I use to paint parts at home? I assume I would need different paint for the metal fender and plastic bumper. Is there a clear coat that I would need to spray on?
The repair was quoted at a local body shop at $950. Wondering if saving the $500 is worth it or am I in for a nightmare.