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Painting grill/flares/bumpers.

I was thinking about painting my bumpers and flares. But dont know weather to paint in a high gloss black or use that truck spray bed liner in a can I like the rough look. Man i need opinions or ideas??????
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i say leave it, its alot less maintenace that way. paint will peel, flake, scratch, and chip.

if you want the rough look take them into a rhino liner place and have them done.
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I agree 112%
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I Like them painted, but they are right. if you like the rough look I would go with a bedliner company. I bought an Edge bumper cover and edge painted flairs from the local dealership already painted for $500 total. I am waiting for sping to put them on. I am going to have them covered in that clear 3M Bra kit. I have had good luck with this stuff in the past. if you do it right it looks great and stops the chips.

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if you like the rough look I would go with a bedliner company.
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what would be the problem with lining it yourself? that stuff sticks so good it wouldn't chip would it?
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i bet it would, it sticks good to metal but what about plastic?
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painting is no good cuz it chips alot from road debris...ive been trying to get rid of mine and get chrome but so far no place thats under 150$
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plastic would be more porous so it would stick better... right?
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what would be the problem with lining it yourself? that stuff sticks so good it wouldn't chip would it?
Or that too, I am just not that good at that stuff, so I take it to Line-X, but if you can do it, more power to you!
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plastic would be more porous so it would stick better... right?
it might flex more thus causing it to crack...
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hmmm... yeah thats a good point, it doesn't flex all that much though, not unless you hit something with the front bumper. I dont see how you would need to worry aobut it flexing with the fender flares
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idk maybe what i said is swayed by my opinion that rhino lineing on the outside of a truck just doesnt look good at all. its meant for the inside of the bed. lol
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dont paint the bumper...nothing will stick to that chrome
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use krylon fushion for plastic, if you sand and prep it good, that paint bonds to it
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dont paint the bumper...nothing will stick to that chrome
??????? dont have one ounce of chrome on the truck but my tips? lol wish i hacd more
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??????? dont have one ounce of chrome on the truck but my tips? lol wish i hacd more

dont lie i can see the chrome around your headlights in you avatar. plus the ford and ranger emblems have chrome
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Line-x will look good. Just look at Brian's truck, the line-x king.
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my front lower valance and rear bumper step are both painted black, with SEM bumper coating. they were both gray plastic to begin with. theyve been painted since august and they still look perfect.

it's all in using the right paint for the job, and quality prepping!
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Joe (rideAC1) painted his flares and valence with black Krylon fussion. It looks really good in my opinion. I wanna do my flares black like that.
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spray on bed liner is all over my truck. It is a flat black but holds up well and is cheap to repaint.
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