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post #16 of 271 Old 12-23-2009, 06:49 PM
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Powder coat is very easy to touch up, if you have the right paint...
so is paint.


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How about this, if you had the Jeep Spirit, you wouldn't abuse the rest of us trying to enjoy a nice day out wheeling by bringing your brokeass broken down junkyard crap out to play where it can't handle it?
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I'm getting an aluminum bumper because I think it is a well designed product and I love the weight savings, not because I want a silver bumper. I'm no expert but I am happy with a carefully done rattle can job (self-etching primer and then Rustoleum Satin probably) and don't need powder coat. I'll do the painting myself and will be able to touch it up easily when it gets bashed.
yea I understand that its just everyone and there mom has a painted bumper on there jeep I have never seen an aluminum bumper. I've seen chrome but thats different A couple years from now if my savvy is all scratched and dinged I will probably get it powder coated but not for a long time because I like that its different
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ive had rockers chip and a rear swing out. (on the edge not in the middle)
Chipping on the edges of steel products is very common. That's because the companies that make the steel products don't want to pay for sandblasting the edges or hot dipping them to remove the laser scale. Laser scale chips off the edge very easily and takes the powder coat, paint, or plating with it so it is imperative that it be removed before any post production finishing processes are done.

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so your saying its a little bit of lazyness and cheapness then, i gotcha, makes sense.

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Chipping on the edges of steel products is very common. That's because the companies that make the steel products don't want to pay for sandblasting the edges or hot dipping them to remove the laser scale. Laser scale chips off the edge very easily and takes the powder coat, paint, or plating with it so it is imperative that it be removed before any post production finishing processes are done.
That's some pretty wise information. Can you take the "laser scale" down with some light sanding?

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That's some pretty wise information. Can you take the "laser scale" down with some light sanding?
Wire brush on an angle grinder blows it right off. You can sand it as well.

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so your saying its a little bit of lazyness and cheapness then, i gotcha, makes sense.
Not lazy, cheap. It adds cost to the process because there's a lot of lineal feet of edge on most products.

A typical steel full corner will have over 12 feet of edge that has to be descaled. 24 feet per pair and when you add that up, it's expensive.

So, they powdercoat right over it and the customer pays the penalty.

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I had the opportunity to go by the Savvy World Wide headquarters today and take a look at this bumper in person. It is very nice and light. The special one that Gerald has for his jeep is even awesome'r. As soon as I can find another TJ to build, I'll be calling Gerald.
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I had the opportunity to go by the Savvy World Wide headquarters today and take a look at this bumper in person. It is very nice and light. The special one that Gerald has for his jeep is even awesome'r. As soon as I can find another TJ to build, I'll be calling Gerald.
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I'm starting to dig on the Savvy bumper, I'd go for it, unfortunately I definitely need the width and protection of a larger bumper. Been there, learned that one pretty quickly, But, the more I see it, the more I want some of their armor. I'll keep studying up though. Great install pics, and clever thinking on mounting the winch Meanwhile, got that Hanson up for sale??

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I'm starting to dig on the Savvy bumper, I'd go for it, unfortunately I definitely need the width and protection of a larger bumper. Been there, learned that one pretty quickly, But, the more I see it, the more I want some of their armor. I'll keep studying up though. Great install pics, and clever thinking on mounting the winch Meanwhile, got that Hanson up for sale??
yea I am building some tube fenders but if I had regular fenders I would want a full width bumper. It sucks having a full width bumper though because it hurts your aproach angle like sometimes you can get a tire in where you need it you know.
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Is it shipped with the fairlead and recovery points already mounted? I am thinking of painting mine when it gets here (next Tuesday) so will have to take it apart, paint and then retorque. I suppose to put the light mounts on when Gerald gets them to us will involve taking it apart anyway.
Light mounts use the front two bumper mounting bolts. Only need to zip them off and place the mounts and retorque the bolts.

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With Wade's help we have the Installtion instructions ready. Please PM me your email address and I'll shoot them to you.

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With Wade's help we have the Installtion instructions ready. Please PM me your email address and I'll shoot them to you.

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I'm just curious as to what the two u shape brackets are for? there drilled the same as the frame rails. Are those to be used as spacers or what is there use?
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