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Old 11-15-2017, 03:35 PM
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Talking Painting The Stock Bumpers Black

Hello everyone! So I wanted to change the look of my stock 2015 JKU X Edition bumpers without going out and buying new ones. It was definitely more work then and harder then I thought it was going to be but once I got it down on the front bumper the rear went faster. I tried to paint them black but it didn't look right because of how textured the plastic is. I ended up doing a lot of sanding, priming with filler primer, and then plasti dipping it black with a gloss finish. Overall I am happy with how it turned out and its definitely different from other jeeps driving around. If anyone wants to know exactly how I did it just let me know. Let me know what you guys think and if you have any suggestions or need any help! Thanks for taking a look!

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Interested to know if in time they keep their color. Looks good! Was wanting to do something to make my bumpers and fender flares the same color. I have a black jk with a soft top so lots of different shades of black. Again looks good.
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Thanks for the comment! I have found if you enough layers of dip and gloss it as well, it tends to keep its color well. I dipped my wifes lincoln wheels in black with gloss and they held the same color for two years and it looked great after a wash each time. I even traded it into the dealership with it on there because they liked it so much. I will be interested to see how it holds up with rocks hitting it and stuff but I put a lot of layers on to make sure it was thick so we will see! Thanks again!
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