gloss black or textured finish for a bumper?
For the same price on most bumpers you can get either a matte/textured or a glossy finish for black painted ones. I need a new rear bumper after someone hit my rear end. I used to have a smittybuilt tube bumper on my 90 YJ and it held up great. I need a new bumper either way and I figure since I want a hitch so I can mount a rear tow point, I might as well get this tube bumper since a lot of the warn style receiver bumpers arent rated for towing, just accessories. I see a lot of the textured finish bumpers on the road with a lot of rust, is this just because they are cheap ones or does the gloss help protect the metal from rusting (I live in Maryland and they use a lot of salt on our roads in winter)? I am getting the ARB bull bar for the front which looks like its closer to the matte finish, I want both to match but I'll sacrifice that for longevity of the bumper.
- '07 JK Unlimited Sahara- Jeep Green, Hardtop, Light guards, K&N custom intake
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