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Old 01-18-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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Painting Rear Bumper, Should I Remove It?

I just acquired a 99 TJ and want to clean it up before the spring/summer as a hobby/project. I would like to paint/repaint the stock bumper with Rustoleum or some other rust inhibitor.

Any advice on removing the rear bumper or should I just prep the hell out of the rear?



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Old 01-18-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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It's only like 6 bolts on the bumper and 3 on each plastic end piece if you have them. Took mine off yesterday to trial fit one I had built before I took it to be powder coated. Takes about 5 minutes to get it off. No way you could ever tape off the rear that fast to paint it in place.

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Old 01-18-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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When you take it off you'll be glad you did, it will be full of sand, mud and all other road trash. So i would remove it and paint the inside too.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:46 PM   #4
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Take it off it's not hard and you will get better results.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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It aint no piano. Just brush it on, and get on to other mods.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:07 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard man.
Are you planning on doing mods? If you have body lift on or are planning on doing one. Do the body lift first and flip it over while you're at it since it will lift up your bumper about 1.75".

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