Hey all. I bought my 2011 STI in WRB last August and cracked the bottom of my front bumper in the huge blizzard in New England last winter. I want to get it fixed and repainted and was wondering a fair cost to have it painted. My neighbor who works at a body shop says he can fix the crack that I don't need a new bumper. it is a crack near the left fog light about 2 inches big.
I also have another question. Somehow, during the hype of buying my first car by myself and the first car being the car I always wanted, I missed a paint defect on the front hood. Seems like there must have been some scratches close to the hood scoop that someone used touch up paint on and did a real sh**ty job. It irritates me at no end to look at that. I am wondering if it is worth it to have it repainted. My neighbor who told me about the bumper said if I paint the hood I should repaint the side panels too and do the bumper all together. He said it won't match well if I don't. Is this true? Because he is the one insisting he was going to do the work at the body shop he works at, so I am not sure if he is just trying to take a little advantage of me because he thinks I trust him. I will try to get some pictures up in the morning.