I want to replace my front bumper cover from a small collision I was involved in recently (It’s not worth making an insurance claim, and the shops wanted at least $800, so I’m fixing it myself).
The car is a 2010 Toyota Matrix.
My question is about what the exact part I need is. These are the options available (attached).
-R refers to remanufactured, but I have no idea what -C, -PP, and -V are. What do they all mean?
As far as I know, the parts ending with 344XX don’t have valence/spoiler holes, and those ending with 345XX do. What are valence and spoiler holes?
I found a supplier that can get me any of these parts for about what is listed there, but I found something on amazon, for much less:
So I’d like to know if that ^ would also work. It looks like it’s ~$100 cheaper, which would be great, I just want to make sure it’s good. Is it a good idea to buy car parts on Amazon?
Finally, I’ve found someone that will paint it the right color for me. I have some questions about painting:
- what steps are involved to get it done right?
- is it easy to match the color? Does Toyota use standard colors?
- what kind of finishing goes on a part like this?