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Old 08-24-2014, 07:42 AM   #1
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Need help with bumper painting

I I've been painting my ps brawler light and skid all week after work sanded cleaned and primed .. I painted it yesterday with textured paint and it looks really bad it has shiny spots all over it like it has two different kinds of paint. I know it's going to get scratched and beat up but I still want it to look good to start with. Any suggestions that will keep me from stripping it and starting over?

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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What paint did you use for your top coat? the textured one? you most likely applied the paint unevenly... the spots that got more paint probably bled out the texturing making it appear smooth.. i had the same issue if i prayed rustoleum bedliner too close.. Very light coats fixed any problem using the recommended spray distance.

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Old 08-24-2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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It was definitely an uneven spray. You probably went too heavy and too close to the part washing out the texture. I would really recommend you skip the spray paint and you just get it powder coated. It will be night and day difference in durability. A black epoxy powder with a zinc primer and you will never have another issue again.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help .. I tried everything I coluld
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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Hit the wrong button.. So I tried everything I could even a flat black on top of the textured paint and it still looked like crap. So now I need to strip the 15 coats of paint I got on there.. Any suggestion ?
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:03 PM   #6
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Unfortunately spray paint will not cover up imperfections, it's too light of a coating. I would sand down the exterior of the bumper.. an electric sander with 230grit paper should get you done in about 10min... or a block and manual sand it, which just takes longer.. the idea is to get it level, no need to remove all the layers applied... go out and buy rustoleum bed liner spray paint and put 3 lights coats on.. done. My brawler middy is por-15 coated with that bedliner top coat and its durable once cured.... best part... i found a wide scratch from when i screwed up mounting the skid plate( whole bumper shifted on the chairs i was using... sanded down the area taped it off sprayed a couple coats, sanded down again to level the surface and hit one last coat for the final textured finish and it looks like it never happened. You will not be disappointed with the final finish.. just make sure you follow the spay directions, if you find any areas that look darker in color, you went to heavy but whats great is a quick light spray over the area fixes it, if it runs sand down and re-apply. keep in mind its a paint with sand like particles in it.. so these 2 work together for the final finish.. get to close and the paint washes out the particles which is why it appears darker and shiny under light..

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Unfortunately spray paint will not cover up imperfections, it's too light of a coating. I would sand down the exterior of the bumper.. an electric sander with 230grit paper should get you done in about 10min... or a block and manual sand it, which just takes longer.. the idea is to get it level, no need to remove all the layers applied... go out and buy rustoleum bed liner spray paint and put 3 lights coats on.. done. My brawler middy is por-15 coated with that bedliner top coat and its durable once cured.... best part... i found a wide scratch from when i screwed up mounting the skid plate( whole bumper shifted on the chairs i was using... sanded down the area taped it off sprayed a couple coats, sanded down again to level the surface and hit one last coat for the final textured finish and it looks like it never happened. You will not be disappointed with the final finish.. just make sure you follow the spay directions, if you find any areas that look darker in color, you went to heavy but whats great is a quick light spray over the area fixes it, if it runs sand down and re-apply. keep in mind its a paint with sand like particles in it.. so these 2 work together for the final finish.. get to close and the paint washes out the particles which is why it appears darker and shiny under light..
Thanks for the help .. Bumper looks good !! Jeep dose too

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