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Old 04-26-2008
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painting the bumper

so i have an 01 xlt front bumper, the plastic one with the chrome.
now i have 2 questions

1. if i use adhesion promoter, my base, and some clear to the upper chrome strip...will it be enough? or will it just flake/chip off easy?

2. if i by chance CAN do the chrome strip, can i do the same process to the lower plastic part of the bumper and also get sufficient results? or would i just be better off leaving the chrome the way it is and bedlining the plastic?

now, im not in dire need of wanting to paint the bumper...its just kind of a "i got the stuff, should i try it out?" kinda thing
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yes, i searched, but couldnt really find the answer i was looking for i guess
and thanks for your input

thanks, randy

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ive tried painting my chrome a few times and never had good results as far as it lasting very long. but if you scratched it up enough and used some promoter like you said it might be ok
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even if you are using adhesion promoter, you are still going to have to try and scuff it the best you can, and even then its iffy. also, base coat is usually fairly translucent and expensive, lay a couple coats of high-build primer down and sand it smooth that will it will give you a nice even surface to lay your base and also take care of the sand scratches from scuffing.
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even if you are using adhesion promoter, you are still going to have to try and scuff it the best you can, and even then its iffy. also, base coat is usually fairly translucent and expensive, lay a couple coats of high-build primer down and sand it smooth that will it will give you a nice even surface to lay your base and also take care of the sand scratches from scuffing.
are you refering to the plastic or the chrome?
im assuming the plastic......that does sound like a thorough process though...i like....
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You can get a non-chrome bumper for $45 and paint that.
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You can get a non-chrome bumper for $45 and paint that.
that is what i was going to say. Just do that, it should be a lot easier.
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You can get a non-chrome bumper for $45 and paint that.
WHEREE????
i thought it was more like 100-200...
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WHEREE????
i thought it was more like 100-200...
check over craigslist.
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check over craigslist.
i do everyday....
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im not in dire need of wanting to paint the bumper
Just keep checking and something will show up. Don't waste time on your chrome bumper and do it right. You said your not in dire need.
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^^^ certifit is where i got that price too.
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