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Unread 04-01-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Repainting Bumpers

Hi, So this winter I finally got around to pulling of my front and rear warn rock crawler bumpers. They have some rust and the paint is chipping off. Whats the best option for paint. A local guy quoted me 350 for a media blast and powder coating. Is that too much? Im able to ship them if needed or is there a better way of painting? Im looking for the cheapest most durable method.

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Unread 04-01-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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i live in the salt belt just like you.. I had the best luck with prepping the bumpers (scrap loose paint off, sand the rust off etc, wash / clean with solvent) and using brush on bed liner. its very easy to touch up and looks good.

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Unread 04-01-2014, 07:29 PM   #3
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I wouldn't powder coat them and I can get it done for free. It's expensive for everyone else and scratches almost as easily as paint. Believe it or not, Rustoleum is very good for this. I'd use a wire wheel to clean the rust and loose paint off the bumpers. Then prime them with Rustoleum primer and spay them with satin black. I like satin because it touches up easily when scratched. Gloss requires a full reprint to match nicely. Not a big deal when you consider the price and time. I guess you figured out that I actually use my bumpers. If I didn't rub things, I might consider powder coat.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
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I have the same bumpers. They are powdercoated. If you have very deep pockets, re- powdercoat them. I personally would remove as much rust as you can, treat with something like Ospho and paint with some rustoleum. Plan on touching up every fall and spring.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 09:52 PM   #5
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Hi, So this winter I finally got around to pulling of my front and rear warn rock crawler bumpers. They have some rust and the paint is chipping off. Whats the best option for paint. A local guy quoted me 350 for a media blast and powder coating. Is that too much? Im able to ship them if needed or is there a better way of painting? Im looking for the cheapest most durable method.
Do you have pictures of the rust on your bumpers?...
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