Sublime-bumpers match or not?

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  1. huggytree

    huggytree Gold Member

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    as most of you know i smashed my front splitter driving my car home.......it tore part of the bumper so i had to get the whole bumper replaced/repainted

    worst thing is it doesnt match like it did from the factory......i was 50/50 on having it repainted it bugged me so much......found out the dupont rep even came to see my car because the paint shop wasnt happy enough either.....

    so today im at a dealership--Dodge City in WI....and they have my exact same car sitting in the showroom...same stripes and all......and i check out the bumpers.....worse match than mine...and i assume this one is 100% factory....

    my rear bumper is a perfect match.....the front matches in bright sun to the hood, but to the fender it never really matches....worse in overcast, better in full sun......

    does your sublime bumpers match or not?

    seeing the poor match sitting new on the showroom really made me feel much better about mine...i figured id be at a car show and they would all be lined up (sublimes) and my front bumper would stand out....made my day to see it wont
     
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    StellasHC Platinum Member

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    Ill still point yours out to you when I see it at a show...


    Im just kidding. Quit worrying about it.. the car looks fine, and if you never told anybody, not a soul would notice...
     
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    CasualObserver Senior Hellcat Member

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    Not even close on mine, and it is 100% unmolested factory paint... The front bumper is noticeably darker.
     

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    Once you start looking at all these cars with plastic nose and tail cones you will notice that most do not match and depending on the lighting some are seriously off. Not just Chrysler products. Also from work experience, I know the ability to notice color mismatch varies greatly individual to individual.
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    It's normal apparently according to body shop dealership for cars to roll off factory with imperfections such as this.
     
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    I've seen the color be off a bit on the plastic vs. metal parts, even on high end cars sitting in the dealer's lot.
    You'd think after all these years ('68 GM Endura bumpers were the 1st) they'd have it figured out.
     
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    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    Told you like 3 times already. My front bumper isn't even close. Doesn't bother me a bit. Rarely do they bumpers match the car.
     
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    huggytree Gold Member

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    tell me a 4th time?

    you dont know how happy all your bad bumper color matches makes me feel........i felt my car was ruined and would always show.....now i know mine looks just as bad as all of yours......im part of the mismatch bumper club too...........still sad that i had a rare one that actually did match when i bought the car...

    yahoooo!!!
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    mine don't match either but they are much closer a match then most.. it doesn't bother me GOPR0616.JPG GOPR0615.JPG
     
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    RobM SRT Hellcat Lunatic!

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    My Phantom Black doesn't match either. I stopped stressing over it.
     
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    If you make it match people will think you had it painted!!!!
     
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    my back is pretty much 100%

    i assumed everyone's matched......except 1 guy who keeps telling me...i think its like 5x now---maybe 6x

     
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    Huggy, just tint your windows and wear good sunglasses. You'll never notice it! :cool:
     
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    My back is better than my front... Look in the thread where people posted pictures of themselves and their cars. You can see how far off my front bumper is. Rear is better but not perfect.

    Don't sweat this man... You were lucky in that you only damaged your bumper and not any painted sheet metal.
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    When i had a body shop repaint my front and rear bumper on my 08' srt the match was perfect, super highend body shop though ferraris,lambo,maserti etc.
     

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