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Unread 07-05-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Rear Bumper Advice

I am looking at getting a rear bumper for my 2014 JKUS. I am not looking for a tire carrier. I Like the poison spyder but I don't have a local shop to powder coat it. I want and need one with a 2 inch receiver and shackles. I just don't want to pay an arm and a leg or have to eat pb and jelly sandwiches for a 6 months either.

Please any ideas
I have looked at quadratec and extreme terrain




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I like my JCR bumpers > http://www.jcroffroad.com/category/JKR.html
Great quality, selection and price
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You can always spray paint the bumper if powder coating isnít available. Do it right and with the right paint it should hold up pretty well. Some manufacturers offer powder coating for an extra cost, does PS?

Also, and more important, whatís wrong with a steady diet of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; they taste great and lots of protein to boot.
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You can always spray paint the bumper if powder coating isnít available. Do it right and with the right paint it should hold up pretty well. Some manufacturers offer powder coating for an extra cost, does PS?

Also, and more important, whatís wrong with a steady diet of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; they taste great and lots of protein to boot.
PS doesn't offer it. Just hate eating them all the time ... I have owned jeeps for 20+ years so it has been lots of peanut butter
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I like my JCR bumpers > http://www.jcroffroad.com/category/JKR.html
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thanks gonna check these out after the grand baby gets breakfast.
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I just did a quick google search and 15 listings popped up for powder coating facilities. Of course I have no idea how large of an area you live in but perhaps one or two of them is within driving distance.
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They are all over an hour or more. I just retired out of the military and started a new job and I don't have any time off. Worried about how it would turn out if I tried to paint it myself. most of the places are much further than an hour
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Powder Coating is great for finish longevity, but-

When it cracks/chips, it's pretty hard to touchup/w matching paint, however-

If you rattle can the bumper, proper cleaning/temp/primer/color--

Using probably Rustoleum-then if you keep the color can, you can touch up that damaged bumper for years and those spray cans last years, if you be sure and clean the tip after each use-

It would probably be cheaper to get a boltin hitch and a "Hitchless" bumper--whatever-

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I use Rust-Oleumģ Professional High Performance spray paint. Once thoroughly cured it is very durable and easy touch-up if necessary. Before I paint on bare steel I always wipe it down first with lacquer thinner to remove all oils.
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JIMBOX,
I already have a bolt in receiver with my stock bumper because I traded in my 11Tundra and 04 Rubicon for this jeep. Now I pull a 10 x 5 open trailer all the time. my rock rails and front bumper are both textured so I would like to keep it the same.

Anyone have any comments on Barricade rear bumpers???

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I already have a bolt in receiver with my stock bumper because I traded in my 11Tundra and 04 Rubicon for this jeep. Now I pull a 10 x 5 open trailer all the time. my rock rails and front bumper are both textured so I would like to keep it the same.

Anyone have any comments on Barricade rear bumpers???

The Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper without the tire carrier has some great reviews and customer pictures on the site. It's a solid bumper t a fair price and it seems to have the features you're looking for. Let me know if you'd like a quote or if you have any questions!

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The Barricade Trail Force HD Rear Bumper without the tire carrier has some great reviews and customer pictures on the site. It's a solid bumper t a fair price and it seems to have the features you're looking for. Let me know if you'd like a quote or if you have any questions!

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That one is currently out of stock can you help me out
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I like my JCR bumpers > http://www.jcroffroad.com/category/JKR.html
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Thank you I ordered the Crusader Rear mid width bumper
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Before I paint on bare steel I always wipe it down first with lacquer thinner to remove all oils.
I have always used thinner or acetone - but both dry to a powdery haze and sometimes a tack cloth or soap and water is required - but I recently discovered Krylon Paint Prep. Spray on wet and running off, let dry, paint. No dealing with lint etc... It even softens up the surface of any existing paint coat (and yes preps powder coat) so the new coat adheres. Just be careful with overspray - it will dull the gloss of a high gloss paint like clearcoat!

OP - consider spray can bed liner followed by a color gloss coat. Makes for a VERY hard to damage surface.
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I have always used thinner or acetone - but both dry to a powdery haze and sometimes a tack cloth or soap and water is required - but I recently discovered Krylon Paint Prep. Spray on wet and running off, let dry, paint. No dealing with lint etc... It even softens up the surface of any existing paint coat (and yes preps powder coat) so the new coat adheres. Just be careful with overspray - it will dull the gloss of a high gloss paint like clearcoat!

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Iíve been using lacquer thinner for quite a few years now as it does a decent job of removing all oils but if not careful can dry the heck out of your skin. Rubber gloves should be used but I donít always adhere to that practice. Depending how oily the steel is (tubing, sheet, etc. from a supplier) I just clean it off with a second pass with a clean shop towel and the glaze seems to be gone. I do know what you mean about the lint, it can be a problem.

I wasnít aware of Krylon Paint Prep, sounds interesting. Next trip to the hardware store Iíll get a can or two and try it out. Thanks for the tip.
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