I painted the bumper myself. Just match up the color code and have somebody mix the paint for you. I painted my center star on my rims at the same time. I took about 6 hours to completely disassemble the rear bumper, prime and paint. Waiting for the paint to dry took the longest.
Yep. Don't try to remove the bumper from the brackets. Unbolt the brackets from the frame. It's easier. Oh, and don't try to do it yourself and tape around the edges where they wrap around so if it does slip, you don't gouge the paint.
I'm actually having mine done sort-of as we speak.
Cheers, Lee S.
powdercoated mine. front and back. i had the chrome bumpers. you can see in my signature the middle section. it's not exact matching but it was $70 each. VERY good deal. other quotes i got were like 200 each.