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Painting 06 Front Bumper?

I have the 06 front bumper, and im pretty sure its identical to the upgraded bumper except mine is all black and the uograded ones hav the top portion painted to match the truck. Does anyone have any close up pictures and info they can get for me so I can see where it needs to stop, exactly the location, etc etc. Thanks, Zach.
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Yours will be textured if it's all black plastic and the painted ones are smooth. Not sure if they all do, but the painted ones are two pieces... top piece is painted and bottom is textured plastic.
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Here's a pic that should help.

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oh ok thanks man so how would I go about getting the top piece? Does mine seperate or what?
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It should still separate there... but it be easier to paint if you just buy the top smooth section or get one from the wreckers if you can find one.
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what would be a good place to buy the top section?
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Most auto parts stores should be able to order them... probably not cheap tho! Any good wreckers in your area? I just don't know what it'd be like to try to sand & paint your textured one.
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Here is this it from rockauto? Might have to wait a second for it to load up and then scroll down to it but it shoudl come up.

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...&parttype=1344
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Yep that's it... and much cheaper than we can get them up here. Ours are like $200+!!
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Then what take it to the body shop, have them paint it my 06 white color and clear it and thats all?
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Yeah and you will need the to transfer your mounts over if the new one doesn't have them. As long as your truck is the same year bracket. All 06+ have the same bumper mounts and supports. And pop out the foglights covers and install fogs of course.
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Yeah and you will need the to transfer your mounts over if the new one doesn't have them. As long as your truck is the same year bracket. All 06+ have the same bumper mounts and supports. And pop out the foglights covers and install fogs of course.
What do you mean by the mounts? Sorry I havent got to take the bumper back off to see how it all seperates. Basiclaly im just buying the top portion of the bumper and replacing my stock top portion. So in a sense I will be keeping my stock bumper, I have already pop out the covers and fogs, im just replacing the top portion. How does that top portion go off and on?
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Not sure about that bumper, I've never messed with that one.

The mounts are the pieces that attach to the bumper to bolt it to the frame mounts. Since you are transferring you have them already.
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theres like a hundred little rivets that hold the top and bottom together and the rear support. its a pain!
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you don't have to replace your bumper to get it smooth, just spray it with a build primer, they're designed to fill in scratches/grooves and such. might take a couple extra coats but it'll get it nicely done
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