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05-27-2013 11:31 AM
Teamgreger Attachment 254297

I built this bumper and had it Rino-lined. The cost was $ 75.00
05-27-2013 11:13 AM
Jwc Or you can take it to line-x and they will line-x it for a couple hundred dollars
05-12-2013 01:09 PM
mattdenney07
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyMike View Post
If you didn't use one, try getting a pistol grip at Home Depot or similar. They are $5 and dramatically improved the quality of finishes I've done with rattle cans. I also used Rustoleum Bed Liner and the texture greatly improves the look and hides blemishes. I'm not sure if the hammered has a similar look.

This is similar to the grip I use. Rust-oleum 243546 Spray Can Grip Handle - Amazon.com It keeps constant pressure on the nozzle so there isn,t as much fluctuation.
+1 on this all day long. Rustoleum Truck Bed Liner and a pistol grip. 2 or 3 light coats and you're good to go.
05-12-2013 10:11 AM
JKBrad
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Originally Posted by tlminh View Post
I think I saved it!

For anyone who's never rattle canned before, just take your time. There was a week of trial and error for me . . . Great feeling paint and install on your own!
Turned out great! Now if it gets banged up or scraped, you can fix it on your own.

Just don't go crazy now, painting every thing in sight.
05-12-2013 12:11 AM
JustinApperson Im actually a Marine Aviation Mech and we rattle can everything... The best technique is to hold the can 6-8" away and paint the width not the length(there is more chance for you to not hold the can at an even distance threw out, there for the paint will be uneven) and do short bursts. Start spraying off one side, move across the project and release. And then repeat moving down slightly. The first coat should just be a dusting of paint. This is to provide the most even finished results. You will not be disappointed. I just did my fender flares and bumpers with rust-o-lium spray bed liner and mine look OEM new. Any questions just message me and ill explain a little more in depth.
05-12-2013 12:01 AM
nekojku Good job! Looks awesome!

I was going to do the spray bedliner method to save some $ but I got a good deal from the local powdercoating company.

They did a great job on the bumper. And I made sure they got the inside of the bumper powdercoated well so it doesnt rust since its raw steel.

05-11-2013 11:27 PM
rundm
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Originally Posted by MTH View Post
Take it to a body shop and have them strip it and powdercoat it. Maybe $300 total. Could be less depending on how much work it is to strip it. It'll look better than just about anything you can do with a rattlecan.
Had mine powder coated and it cost around 150.00 to get the mid width and the crash bar protector done.
05-11-2013 06:30 PM
YJmaddness Looks perfect! Awesome job.
05-11-2013 06:07 PM
tlminh I think I saved it!

For anyone who's never rattle canned before, just take your time. There was a week of trial and error for me . . . Great feeling paint and install on your own!
05-11-2013 08:40 AM
tlminh I think it's been salvaged . . .

I wetsanded her all down with 600 grit then resprayed using a much better technique (slow, with propper overlapping)

Letting her dry a few days then will install . . . we'll see! thanks for the help!
05-08-2013 09:50 AM
gorillahydrographics
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Originally Posted by tlminh View Post
Attached some photos of the current paint

Notice some of the tiger stripes. This is the best looking so far

Tips on how to salvage are appreciated
1. You did not get even coverage - you should overlap your strokes slightly. make sure your holding the can at a level angle and a even speed. You dont need to go fast but not slow either. Do not use the back and forth method. Do one even pass from one end to the other. The from the end you stopped at go back the opposite direction slightly over lapping.

2. Hold the rattle can about 6-8 inches from the item your spraying.

3. Scuff it up again and re-paint.
05-08-2013 06:50 AM
RemoJK
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Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
Powder coat?

I'm cheap haha
05-08-2013 06:38 AM
black betty2012 Might have been lil too cold as well if it looks like its blushing.
05-08-2013 04:54 AM
BillyPete I have used the hammered paint on alot of projects, I buy it in quarts and then use a cheepo wagner airless sprayer to apply. The end result is amazing and wont give you the tiger stripe look you now have with the RC.
05-07-2013 11:05 PM
Jaker jk
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Originally Posted by tlminh View Post
Another option is to sand it down and respray with bedliner? just gonna put some 120 grit, 220 grit, then 320 grit and spray it with the bedliner?

I'm have no clue . . .
From your pictures you don't need to do any sanding , you put down a good base for the bedliner

Get a can of bedliner and spray away
05-07-2013 11:04 PM
JKBrad
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Originally Posted by Jaker jk View Post
Back up a little farther away to where you are getting a more of a evenly mist coming out
I agree. Too close and you need to move the spray pattern at an even pace. Once you get good with a rattle can, and it takes practice, you can make items as big as bumpers look like they were professionally done.
05-07-2013 10:51 PM
tlminh Another option is to sand it down and respray with bedliner? just gonna put some 120 grit, 220 grit, then 320 grit and spray it with the bedliner?

I'm have no clue . . .
05-07-2013 10:42 PM
Jaker jk
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Originally Posted by tlminh View Post
Attached some photos of the current paint

Notice some of the tiger stripes. This is the best looking so far

Tips on how to salvage are appreciated
Back up a little farther away to where you are getting a more of a evenly mist coming out
05-07-2013 10:24 PM
tlminh Attached some photos of the current paint

Notice some of the tiger stripes. This is the best looking so far

Tips on how to salvage are appreciated
05-07-2013 09:24 PM
Jaker jk
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Originally Posted by tlminh View Post
It was between flat black, Bedliner or hammered. I did some research and hammered looked so I went with it. Live and learn. The hammered finish looks great, just need to find a way to blend it all together
I don't know what hammerd is , but isn't like bedliner

Bedliner is cool in more ways then just black , it makes a really good base and is pretty even to spray

Now what could have help is bedlining it and then go over with the hammer stuff , when I need colors I use bedliner and go over it with any color I want
Like here

Here is a better picture
05-07-2013 09:17 PM
Smokinjoe I like to use satin black ez to touch up just painted my PSC rear bumper
05-07-2013 09:13 PM
tlminh
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Originally Posted by Jaker jk View Post
Why didn't you just use spray can bedliner , would have came out really nice
It was between flat black, Bedliner or hammered. I did some research and hammered looked so I went with it. Live and learn. The hammered finish looks great, just need to find a way to blend it all together
05-07-2013 08:45 PM
Jaker jk Why didn't you just use spray can bedliner , would have came out really nice
05-07-2013 06:00 PM
ohioviper For the cost of paying someone to paint it or powder coat it you can buy your very own air compressor and spray gun and do a professional job on it yourself and anything else you want to do later,plus you will now have air for power tools ect.
05-07-2013 05:39 PM
tlminh
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Originally Posted by BLK2012 View Post
I have painted mini bikes etc this way. After painting I just wet sanded with very fine grit and buffed out.

It looked even, very good. Some others thought I sent it out and had it done.
What did you buff it out with?
05-07-2013 05:37 PM
tlminh I sanded down a little bit and sprayed it again with a better technique (going the entire length of the bumper and not doubling back and forth). It looks a lot better, but now the glossiness is in the form of vertical lines LOL.

I think I will take the advice and will try to wet sand it when it all dries up, then buff it out

This is my first time painting any automotive stuff, so lessons learned there.

I really dont want to send it out to get it professionally done, I've gone this far and will finish the job HOOAH
05-07-2013 03:00 PM
BLK2012 I have painted mini bikes etc this way. After painting I just wet sanded with very fine grit and buffed out.

It looked even, very good. Some others thought I sent it out and had it done.
05-07-2013 02:35 PM
TOK I think the issue with your technique is that you possibly sprayed too close... You get a thick first coat in spots and that creates that "banded" look or different levels of glossiness.

If rattle cans are a good option for you, I'd do a light wet sand and spray it again. Stay at least 10-12" away and don't concern yourself with getting it all covered in one coat. Good luck!
05-07-2013 02:25 PM
robdizzle I'd would sand or grind it all off and use duplicolor spray in bed liner. I've used it many times for my racks on my quad and a few things for my jk. Always turns out great if you prep right.
05-07-2013 02:21 PM
kramer2k
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Originally Posted by Remo
Now I just need to figure out how to get inside of it
Powder coat?

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