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Old 01-24-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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Painting my front bumper?

Well, I want to chop my front bumper I've decided, but after I'm done I think I'm going to paint it. It's all scuffed and scratched, and I think it'd look good with a nice new black coat on it. How should I go about painting it? Would a couple spraycans do the job fine? Should I prime it first? I've never painted steel before so I'm not sure if theres any specifics about it when it comes to prepping and painting. Any help would be awesome.

Also: whats a good blade to chop my bumper with?
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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I cut mine all to hell and used Dupli Color flat black bumper/trim paint. Looks good and is still on it today. Then any dings or scratches can be touched up and you cant even tell.

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Old 01-25-2008, 05:09 AM   #3
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Where I live we get 'Farm Implement' paint. It's extremely tough, easy to touch up, and sprays (or rolls) on well. Sand the bumper with 40-80 grit sandpaper, spray a coat or 2 or primer and then overcoat it.

As far as cutting the bumper, we use 'Rescue' blades from Milwaukee for the Sawzall. They are 18 (or 24 tooth- can't remember), and cut like a torch.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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Take it down to metal first.... then prime and spray.... more consistent and longer protection. Similar to a gortex condom.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:08 PM   #5
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Ummm...none of that sanding crap needed if it still has the original coat on it. Just 1 can of black textured finish rustoleum looks great. 2 coats and you're golden. And easy to touch up. After all...it's a jeep.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:36 PM   #6
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when I do any painting of the rocker sliders or bumpers etc... I just look for a couple cans of gloss black from home depot and just paint over whatever is there... no prep work or anything other than making sure its clean first and I use a large glad plastic garbage bag or cardboard to shield the stuff I don't want overspray on. I'm doing it again tomorrow to keep the jeep looking nice.

* i live in a city where there isn't any salt and rust though so maybe I'm just being ignorant by not doing prep work.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:53 AM   #7
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Cut it, wipe it down with some prep-sol or laquer thinner, don't touch it with your hands after that, 3 or 5 thin coats of rustoleum. I hang what I want to paint from a handy tree limb, wipe it down and spray away. I try to time it so it's in the shade when I start and in the sun for a couple of hours to bake a bit. I did my front sway bar with a rustoleum candy apple metallic and it came out good.

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