Originally Posted by pseto
$2500 for paint/install is ridiculous. but i've heard worst than that.
painting is the major concern, who much would they charge just for that? removing/replacing the front/rear bumper aint that hard; there's prob a DIY on this board somewhere.
Originally Posted by huyner328
I would definitely recommend not to pay a shop to install. The DIYs available on E90 are great. I'd guestimate from what I've seen/heard that the cost should be easily/way under $1500 for just paint.
Unfortunately, the work has already been done...
...I'm just seeing what I should have expected to pay had I not been boneheaded and let the shop do it. I would like to have some hard numbers when I go in to talk with the shop, because there was no written quote to do the work
(yes, yes, I know I'm an idiot - this was done as a supplement to a fender bender).