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SteelBlue44 05-07-2013 03:32 PM

Quality DIY bumper paint
 
I just got my Poison Spyder Comp Stinger in the mail today :D
It came shipped bare metal, and im looking for a quality paint to apply to it. I'd like rough finish like my Metalcloaks, and don't want a glossy finish. I know the best solution would probably be powder coat, but it's expensive. And i just had some (expensive) problems wheeling so don't have the money to powder coat it right now.
It's a pretty big front stinger so it may get a little scratched up on the trails.


Any suggestions on DIY paint?

ThatWhiteMachine101 05-07-2013 03:35 PM

Something that you can easily touch up if it gets scratched. Id say plasti dip or rustoleum it if you want a rattle can but if not I'd use POR 15.

kheiland 05-07-2013 03:42 PM

Have u checked powder coat its actually pretty inexpensive.

SteelBlue44 05-07-2013 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ThatWhiteMachine101 (Post 3730097)
Something that you can easily touch up if it gets scratched. Id say plasti dip or rustoleum it if you want a rattle can but if not I'd use POR 15.

I was looking into POR 15 rubberized undercoating.. but im not too sure if it would fade under sunlight. And im not sure how i would like the finish, may be too much of a matte look. Anybody have experience with this?

SteelBlue44 05-07-2013 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by kheiland (Post 3730115)
Have u checked powder coat its actually pretty inexpensive.

I have checked..most local places want $100+ and right now i just can't afford that, i rather spend $30 on DIY paint. I had blew up my radiator, fried my alternator, soaked my intake and throttle body, and messed up a couple electronics while wheeling the other day. Came pretty damn close to hydro-locking my motor, but i didnt. :banghead:
So right now i can't really afford a powder coat. :hide:

Patrick H 05-07-2013 04:05 PM

I personally would use either Krylon Satin Black or Rustoleum truck bed coating.

Huelsmma 05-07-2013 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44 (Post 3730180)

I have checked..most local places want $100+ and right now i just can't afford that, i rather spend $30 on DIY paint. I had blew up my radiator, fried my alternator, soaked my intake and throttle body, and messed up a couple electronics while wheeling the other day. Came pretty damn close to hydro-locking my motor, but i didnt. :banghead:
So right now i can't really afford a powder coat. :hide:

Yeah remind me not to go wheeling with you after watching that video lol

Blue Rubicon 05-07-2013 04:08 PM

Put it on bare metal for now and wait until you have the money to get it powder coated. You won't regret it.

GoldenSahara00 05-07-2013 04:09 PM

Martin senour stone guard. Sold at napa. Aweaome spray bedliner. I can post a pic of my rear bumper then if you want. But it's tough.

SteelBlue44 05-07-2013 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Huelsmma (Post 3730208)
Yeah remind me not to go wheeling with you after watching that video lol

:rofl::rofl::rofl: Lmao, that's why the title says "I hate mud" I really really really didn't want to go through it. I more of the rock crawler type. I fell into peer pressure. Everybody else did it, so i felt the need to :banghead: Trust me im sticking to rocks from here on out. That was a pretty expensive run through the mud :facepalm:

SteelBlue44 05-07-2013 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 3730217)
Martin senour stone guard. Sold at napa. Aweaome spray bedliner. I can post a pic of my rear bumper then if you want. But it's tough.

Yeah post a pic if you can, if not no big deal. ill definitely check it out though. Thanks :thumb:

GoldenSahara00 05-07-2013 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44 (Post 3730258)

Yeah post a pic if you can, if not no big deal. ill definitely check it out though. Thanks :thumb:

It's raining but ill grab one when I leave in a few minutes. My buddy ran into me and crushed his yj flare, left red paint on my bumper that wiped right off. Lol. Otherwise I use rustoleum flat black, and a product called no slip or no skid. It's on my stinger and my door and windshield hinges. It's a rough tougher paint.


Actually here is an older pic. And this stuff I like.

SteelBlue44 05-07-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 3730270)
It's raining but ill grab one when I leave in a few minutes. My buddy ran into me and crushed his yj flare, left red paint on my bumper that wiped right off. Lol. Otherwise I use rustoleum flat black, and a product called no slip or no skid. It's on my stinger and my door and windshield hinges. It's a rough tougher paint.

Sounds like it's pretty tuff. It doesn't come in a spray can applicant though, does it? And i planned on using some Rustoleum flat black for my door hinges too, their peeling away to chrome, which is just hideous

Patrick H 05-07-2013 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 3730270)
It's raining but ill grab one when I leave in a few minutes. My buddy ran into me and crushed his yj flare, left red paint on my bumper that wiped right off. Lol. Otherwise I use rustoleum flat black, and a product called no slip or no skid. It's on my stinger and my door and windshield hinges. It's a rough tougher paint.


Actually here is an older pic. And this stuff I like.

I need to check that stuff out. I'm a fan of Krylon...

SteelBlue44 05-07-2013 04:44 PM

Would you recommend a coat of Rustoleum flat black then Krylon non-skid. Or just the black Krylon non-skid?

GoldenSahara00 05-07-2013 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44 (Post 3730336)
Would you recommend a coat of Rustoleum flat black then Krylon non-skid. Or just the black Krylon non-skid?

Primer, non skid or bedliner, top with flat black if that's the color you want. I do it a lot for the flat color.

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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44 (Post 3730284)

Sounds like it's pretty tuff. It doesn't come in a spray can applicant though, does it? And i planned on using some Rustoleum flat black for my door hinges too, their peeling away to chrome, which is just hideous

Yes this is all spray can stuff. The no skid is very rough like sand paper. The stone guard is a smooth but thick bedliner.

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3730295)

I need to check that stuff out. I'm a fan of Krylon...

It's pretty decent, deals with branches etc and not a scratch. I like experimenting with different paints and liked it. I'm a krylon fan as well.

Patrick H 05-07-2013 11:05 PM

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deals with branches etc and not a scratch. I like experimenting with different paints and liked it. I'm a krylon fan as well.
Rustoleum bed coating is pretty tough, and easily touched up.
Krylon spray paint is hard to beat. I restore antique gas lanterns, and I've sprayed many founts that turned out far better than the original paint. It's almost hard to make it run.
I'm going to see if I can find some of the no skid stuff. Thanks.

GoldenSahara00 05-08-2013 07:32 AM

I think I have some of that^ downstairs to redo my sliders since I really tore them up last wheeling season and it got too cold to paint last fall. Hopefully they turn out good. I agree I did my diff covers and many other things and the paint always comes out consistant, even, and looks great.


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