I am replacing a rear bumper cover on my 2004 Subaru Impreza, and the cheapest deal I can find is a brand new, unpainted unit. My question is whether it is important to paint it, they way it would be important to paint unfinished metal parts. It's plastic, so rust obviously not an issue. Is there something I'm missing?
It will come black, my car is dark green, and the trim is meant to be grey, so I'm not really too concerned about the aesthetics, and would love to save the cash on a professional paint job.
I would be willing to do the paint job myself, but the appropriate paint layers add up to quite a lot, even without professional labor. Is there a cheaper solution to painting this thing? I'm guessing a few cans of grey spray paint won't get the job done, and I'd prefer to leave it black if the alternative is a poor paint job.