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Unread 10-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Prepping/painting Dirtworx bumper

Big thanks to Robert for knocking out my front and rear bumpers and receiving them so quickly!!

Now I need to know the best easiest way to sand them before I self etch prime them and rustoleum bedline spray them.

I dont have power sanders so I guess I'll be doing it by hand.

What do you recommend?

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Unread 10-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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sanding block, 3m scuff pads. Clean with paint thinner then prime and paint. Might be a good excuse to by an electric sander.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thanks. Just got to a computer and was able to do a proper search finally. Plenty of threads on it.

Apologize for cluttering the tech forum for this!
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Unread 10-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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No problem. Show us installed pictures when you get the bumpers on.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 09:48 PM   #5
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Updated with pics...
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Unread 11-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #6
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Looks good. I put him on a tight schedule when I ordered my rear bumper. Told him I need it here by X date so I could paint and install it before I left for school and he got it here on time. I just wiped it down to clean it, self etching primer, then rattle can bed liner.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 11:29 AM   #7
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Looks good. I put him on a tight schedule when I ordered my rear bumper. Told him I need it here by X date so I could paint and install it before I left for school and he got it here on time. I just wiped it down to clean it, self etching primer, then rattle can bed liner.
Yeah both my bumpers were here within a week of placing the order! After some tweaking of the front bumper after I got it Im extremely pleased
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Unread 11-14-2013, 11:41 AM   #8
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Do you need to sand them before you spray primer? Mine are with FedEx and should be delivered in the next couple days.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 11:49 AM   #9
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Do you need to sand them before you spray primer? Mine are with FedEx and should be delivered in the next couple days.
No...just use acetone to clean all the debris & grease off. Then use self etch primer rattlecan
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Unread 11-14-2013, 12:13 PM   #10
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No...just use acetone to clean all the debris & grease off. Then use self etch primer rattlecan
^pretty much.
Also thought I'd add that once I got the bumper, I damaged part of the spindle due to my own stupidity. I emailed Robert back asking how much a replacement piece would cost and he sent it out to me for free, I didn't even pay postage. He got that to me quickly as well, definitely a good guy to do business with.
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Looks good. I put him on a tight schedule when I ordered my rear bumper. Told him I need it here by X date so I could paint and install it before I left for school and he got it here on time. I just wiped it down to clean it, self etching primer, then rattle can bed liner.
How has the rattle can paint job held up so for? I should be getting my rear bumper in about week and was planning on doing the same thing.
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Use a self-etching primer and rattle can paint will usually hold up fine. I used to have to go to an automotive paint store to find it but recently discovered Rustoleum now has a self-etching primer which I found in my local Home Depot. Self-etching primer adheres to bare steel quite tenaciously and far better than standard primers.

Make sure to apply second coats of it or the enamel paint per the directions. Additional coats must be applied either within minutes after the first coat or not until 3-4 days later after the paint has fully cured. Adding extra coats too late or too soon will cause the paint to wrinkle dramatically.
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How has the rattle can paint job held up so for? I should be getting my rear bumper in about week and was planning on doing the same thing.
Holding up pretty good. Two coats of self etching primer and a couple of bed liner is all I did. Easy to touch up too, did my fenders and rockers the sane way.
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Unread 08-17-2014, 02:07 PM   #14
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Nice damn bumpers man
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Unread 08-17-2014, 02:13 PM   #15
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My bumpers haveheld up well since sept. Few areas i had to touch up bc a fellow jk jeeper backed into me and his hilift made contact with the bumper but otherthan that its held up well.
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