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Old 06-03-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Yeah, another bumper thread..

OK, I've had my Tomkens on for about 2 years and just recently, I've started seeing some rust under the powder coating! Not cool! First of all, has anyone else had this issue? I always thought the whole idea behind powder coating was that it didn't rust?

I called Tomken and they said they would sand them down and recoat them, assuming I take them off and ship them to Colorado!

I bought Tomkens because they were the only bumper I could find that was rated for towing, so I could ditch my ratty old aftermarket Reese hitch that was on the Jeep when I bought it. I'm open to suggestions for a reasonably priced alternative. If I replace them, I need the following; front & rear bumpers matching, rear hitch tow rated, recovery points front & rear and an available rear tire carrier mounted to the bumper.

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Check out Garvin.

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Old 06-03-2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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Check out Garvin.
Looks nice, kinda spendy for my uses. We don't have any of those pesky rocks out here!

Is this what you run?
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Yes it is. It's a good solid bumper and it's rated for towing. What's the budget?
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OK, I've had my Tomkens on for about 2 years and just recently, I've started seeing some rust under the powder coating! Not cool! First of all, has anyone else had this issue? I always thought the whole idea behind powder coating was that it didn't rust?

I called Tomken and they said they would sand them down and recoat them, assuming I take them off and ship them to Colorado!

I bought Tomkens because they were the only bumper I could find that was rated for towing, so I could ditch my ratty old aftermarket Reese hitch that was on the Jeep when I bought it. I'm open to suggestions for a reasonably priced alternative. If I replace them, I need the following; front & rear bumpers matching, rear hitch tow rated, recovery points front & rear and an available rear tire carrier mounted to the bumper.

Sand them down and spray them with Duplicolor spray on bed liner. Just under $10/can. 1 can will do your rear bumper. It did mine.
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A couple cans of this, some sand paper and a little elbow grease and your bumpers can look brand new.

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