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Old 07-18-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Bumper damaged upon delivery but there is a silver lining, what would you do?

Ok so I ordered the Olympic 4x4 Rock bumper for my 2011 JKU. Just received it today and the box was beat like the box that Jim Carry had in Ace Ventura. Both ends were taped up a ton and I could hear the nuts and bolts loose inside. So I open the box and the bumper is not wrapped up in anything and has a few minor, minor scratches in the powder coating. It is missing a few nuts/bolts but everything else is there. I call the company I bought it from to complain and they file a damaged box claim through FedEx, then the guy comes back and states he has "issued me a full refund and to just dispose of the bumper safely". I was taken back but asked him to repeat himself to which he said "yes sir just dispose of the bumper safely, we do not have anymore of these bumpers in stock so you will get a full refund in 2-7 days". I simply wanted to complain and leave it at that but this rep was much more helpful

I just can not bring my self to "safely dispose" of the bumper because of a couple scratches that it will surely get over time anyway.
My question is what can I do to the bumper to insure that the scratches will not rust. I plan on putting some primer and paint on it but is that all I need, what would you use?

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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Primer and paint.

I'd actually use the AEV touchup paint.

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Primer and paint.

I'd actually use the AEV touchup paint.

Should I primer the entire bumper or just the scratches and where can I get AEV paint
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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get some rustoleum bed liner and spray the whole bumper.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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get some rustoleum bed liner and spray the whole bumper.

This. As you stated, you're going to scratch it anyway. Bedliner is great, because of the texture you can do touchup through the life of the bumper and it doesn't show.
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This. As you stated, you're going to scratch it anyway. Bedliner is great, because of the texture you can do touchup through the life of the bumper and it doesn't show.
So what about primer? Or just hit it with the bed liner and be done?

I actually have 2-3 cans of the Rust-oleum truck bed coating I used on the floor boards in the Jeep, is this the same as the lining you are mentioning?
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Liner and done. No primer needed unless it is bare metal. Even then some liners don't recommend primer.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:57 PM   #8
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Yep, use liner, get the bolts you need and never look back.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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Take some of your refund and take it in and have in box lined.
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One scratch is down to the metal the rest are not. Is there a difference between rust-oleums bed coating and bed liner?

Have the box lined? Not sure what you mean?
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you are making this way too hard lol. go to walmart buy 3 cans of bedliner paint (pick a brand any brand) clean the bumper and wipe it down with paint thinner to remove any oils etc and spray it. Let it dry and mount it up.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #12
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Hahaha I usually do make things harder. It's in my nature. I just don't want rust. I'm going to Walmart tonight or tomorrow
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I think you should do what he said and dispose of it safely. Just let me know where you dispose of it
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One scratch is down to the metal the rest are not. Is there a difference between rust-oleums bed coating and bed liner?

Have the box lined? Not sure what you mean?
Take it to a company that does sprays bed liner in the box of pickup trucks like line-x. Had my front and rear bumpers line-x. They look great and extremely durable.
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Take it to a company that does sprays bed liner in the box of pickup trucks like line-x. Had my front and rear bumpers line-x. They look great and extremely durable.
This stuff is so easy to spray on yourself I would buy a few cans and just do it instead of paying someone to do it but that is just me.
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This stuff is so easy to spray on yourself I would buy a few cans and just do it instead of paying someone to do it but that is just me.
Not even the same quality. Not even close. Night and day!!!!
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Not even the same quality. Not even close. Night and day!!!!
If you really believe what you get out of s can is the same as you get from a professional box lining you are absolutely clueless.
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If you really believe what you get out of s can is the same as you get from a professional box lining you are absolutely clueless.
Not disagreeing that professional applied Rhino/LineX lining type stuff is better but if you take your time you can do a pretty impressive job yourself. I have had many things Rhino lined and have done the rustoleum route as well. For a front bumper it is an easy task.

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