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Repainting the hitch and front and rear bumpers?

Hey guy's I'm repainting my hitch, and thought maybe I since I have the paint I could paint the bumpers to match the rearview mirrors and step bar and the little step thats on the flare sides, the bumpers are grey now came stock that way, what i also want to know should I use automotive paint a clear on the front so it will last or what, any ideas will help thank's, oh by the way I took the bumper off to straighten out the brackets I bent them before I got my hitch. I'll have pics in a sec.
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I'm in the process of doing that now, I decided to repaint the grey flares, valance, rear bumper and grill black before I repaint the silver metal parts of the front and rear bumper.
After tonight I will have only the rear bumper trim to paint black, then it's on to silver. I really like how it looks so far, it's not much different from before, but it just makes it look cleaner and newer. I'm using Krylon Fusion for all the plastic parts.
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That's cool, I was just wondering if the krylon paint for plastic would hold up on the front bumper? Got the hitch painted, then had to go to little brothers alstar baseball game which they won by the way, just got back so I'll have to finish the bumpers tommorow.

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rear bumper straighten out and painted and all put back together. will have the front done later ran out of paint.
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Well I got the front bumper off, and painted waiting for it to dry, probably put it on tommorow, here it is missing, I also removed the tow hooks to spruce them up a bit, man them thing's a hard to get off. there not off in this pic.

I need to clean it up some huh?
Got it done and on,
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tow hooks look nice but if u ever use them i bet they will get all scrapped up
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looks better
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tow hooks look nice but if u ever use them i bet they will get all scrapped up
Thank's. Yeah I pretty much just painted them for the meet and greet in a couple of weeks
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Looks good to me. That paint on the hooks gives the front a little pop. You either need a license plate or need to ditch the LP holder.
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Looks good to me. That paint on the hooks gives the front a little pop. You either need a license plate or need to ditch the LP holder.
thanks, and yeah I've been searching for a license plate that says, Protected by Ruger and a picture of a pistol, because I carry a ruger 357 magnum revolver,
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I haven't seen one for a Ruger, but I've seen plenty of them for S&W .357's.
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I haven't seen one for a Ruger, but I've seen plenty of them for S&W .357's.
Yeah I know it, their's a guy who does custom painting I might just have him paint all that on a plate. he does awesome work, too
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Yeah I know it, their's a guy who does custom painting I might just have him paint all that on a plate. he does awesome work, too
Cool. I carry a Taurus .38 and I haven't seen much of anything for it.
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I ain't never seen a plate for taurus either, like you said there's all kinds for s&w, I know I asked the guy once about doing a plate with a pic of me next to my truck on it, he said that he would have to use automtive paint so it would last and it cost's around 80 for the paint clear and him doing it, that's kinda why I've been stalling.
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Ya, No way I'd pay $80 for a LP.
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Yeah, I mean he does some awesome work, but too much for an lp, so I'll probably take off the holder, oh by the way what did you do to remove the rivets, just drilled 'em out or what?
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Yeah, I mean he does some awesome work, but too much for an lp, so I'll probably take off the holder, oh by the way what did you do to remove the rivets, just drilled 'em out or what?
I don't remember what I did, but I remember it was hell getting them off.
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oh I forgot you have that custom tocama steel bumper, phewie on you LOL
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howd you get the plastic piece on your rear bumper off? i tried to do it about a month ago but couldnt get it. i need to paint that and the front valance and grille. then cleain up the frame and fender wells and get that material to make gapguards. that way when if i sell/trade it in itll look way cleaner and hopefully keep the value up
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I took the rear bumper off the truck, I used a hammer and tapped the little tabs out, and they go back in really easy, it realy came out easy, just take your time with it, I mean don't go waylaying it LOL
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lol. yea, they dont look too hard to get out. its just to awkward of a position to be in when the bumper is on the truck. do you think cleanin a vehicle up by paintin the plastics and frames would make the dealer offer a little more for trade in?
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lol. yea, they dont look too hard to get out. its just to awkward of a position to be in when the bumper is on the truck. do you think cleanin a vehicle up by paintin the plastics and frames would make the dealer offer a little more for trade in?
Well, I do know the cleaner it is and the less mud their is on the frame will help alot, The dealer don't want to give you what it's worth any way but if your truck is in great shape mechanically and cosmeticaly the better, oh and I've had my truck appraised by a bank last year, and they said that all the mod's will help in raising the value, with just what I got so far the truck was appraised for $14,500 at 89,000 miles, sounds weird I know but they came out and inspected it and everything, I'm not saying the dealer will say that its worth that much, because the dealer wants to make money not spend it. LOL, If I were you I would have your truck appraised and get the papers from the appraiser that way hen you go to trade it you have proof of its worth.
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Hey man that's awesome, thanks for finding this.
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