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post #1 of 5 Old 08-17-2017, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Paint recommendation for steel bumper rust repair

I have an aging Hyline rear bumper + tire carrier on my 2005 Wrangler and the under side of the tire carrier is starting to rust where it rubs up against the slam plate and catch on the bumper.

Grinding off the rust is no problem but I'm looking for a primer+paint recommendation to repair the spot. I'm going to need something more durable than spray paint as this is a high wear contact area. The people at Menards could not help me and I was thinking of wandering over to a WestMarine to see what they might have. Once repaired, I'm going to try some UHMW low friction "glide tape" to see if that helps reduce future wear and tear.


For those wondering, I've had this Hyline bumper for about 6 years now and, with the frame tie-in brackets for towing, has been a wonderful addition to the Jeep. Just make sure to keep the latch mechanism packed with heavy grease so it doesn't freeze up in the winter and grease the main pivot pin religiously!

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-18-2017, 04:40 AM
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Anything you use is going to come off if it rubs that bad.

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The UHMW tape is probably your best bet. I've used it before, and it works as long as you stick it on well and keep an eye on it.
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Thanks for the replies and I agree, this is a high-wear area and I'm impressed that the original coating lasted so long. I feel that there must be something better than a spray can of exterior matte black for touch up work though. Would something like POR15 or an underbody sealant like Eastwood's Encapsulator product which I've used on the frame rails be sufficient?
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Thanks for the replies and I agree, this is a high-wear area and I'm impressed that the original coating lasted so long. I feel that there must be something better than a spray can of exterior matte black for touch up work though. Would something like POR15 or an underbody sealant like Eastwood's Encapsulator product which I've used on the frame rails be sufficient?
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