how do i take off my stock ZJ bumper? i know its kind of a noob question but i just wanted to know. there are about five little plastic push pins on the bottom i think and there are some screws that seem to attach to the rear mudflap. is that all that holds it on?
I usually take the grille off ( just a few screws) then you will see the little things( sorry i dont know what they are called) but they're black and you use some needle-nosed pliers to grab them outa there. Then theres three more on the bottom. Then on the inner fenders you have to disconnect them from the plastic inner fender part. then you should be able to pull it off. However, you have to make sure its pretty level for it to come off instead of yanking it off there all crooked. sorry if this didnt help.
If you were wondering, everything i say is stupid.
98 zj red. /2"bb /5.2l/rough country hydro 8000's/ rough country SS/ hella 500's /flowmaster muffler/ 3.5" tip, highflo cat, gear alloys and 255/70r16 sport kings
my 2 cents because i painted my bumpers and cladding too, would be to just to a really good job taping and covering off everything but the areas you want painted. removing them rivets and putting them all back together can be a real pita. good luck either way you go though.