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Icon5 Wanting to paint the fugly faded grey front and rear bumper! I'm torn! Help!

My truck's bumpers are pretty hideous from fading....and it is about time that I man up and do something about it.

I've been searching for about an hour now and just decided to start a new thread on it.

After all my searching I'm between satin Krylon Fusion and Duplicolor Truck Bed Coating(Like on Shane's truck). I really like the idea of the toughness that would come along with the Truck Bed Coating but, from the pictures I've seen it doesn't look as black as I think I'm looking for(My trucks black). On the other hand the Satin Krylon Fusion looks closer in color(from the pictures I've seen) and should adhere to the plastic lower section of the bumper fine because of the way it eats through the first layer of plastic to bond itself.

Buttttt Is the Krylon Fusion going to adhere to the metal section(Chrome section on other a lot of other Rangers) of my front bumper and rear bumper as well though? I mean I know I should probably do a few coats of adhesion promoter and primer on those sections but still? Is it really going to do as well as the Truck Bed Coating on those portions? I'd really hate to go back and redo it after a year....

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i used rustoleum for both bumpers, looks alot better than grey faded crap
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i used rustoleum for both bumpers, looks alot better than grey faded crap
That looks good, I've had problems with rustoleum and chipping before..how long have you had yours done and how has it held up?
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ive had no problems with my valence...i use meguiars high shine protectant and even tire shine...give that a try before you paint them...tire shine worked wonders on my work van on all the plastic trim
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Ive ha it done for like 6 months. Its chipped some but all around its done fine. Theres only one coat on everything
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I bought single stage paint and used good car paint on it. Looks great I have a thread somewhere
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ive had no problems with my valence...i use meguiars high shine protectant and even tire shine...give that a try before you paint them...tire shine worked wonders on my work van on all the plastic trim
I've shined it up before, it goes back to being faded pretty quickly for me :p I kind of like the idea of the color match(or closer color match) of the painting of it anyways

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Ive ha it done for like 6 months. Its chipped some but all around its done fine. Theres only one coat on everything
Ahhhhh, thats about how it did on my grill as well. After further searching I've decided on Krylon Fusion.

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Sooo after further searching I've decided to go with Krylon Fusion Satin Black or maybe flat haven't decided that yet...Satin seems to be the most popular and it turns out I already have a full can of it sitting in my closet!

My only remaining question is how should I go about prepping the upper metal portion of the front bumper and the metal portion on the rear as well?

Sand it down to bare metal? or scuff sand it?

What kind of primer? or adhesion promoter? or both since krylon fusion is probably going up there to so everything will match nicely?

and I've read this a lot but, no clear over the krylon right?
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I bought single stage paint and used good car paint on it. Looks great I have a thread somewhere
I think I actually asked you a question on it lol

Yours turned out looking really nice!

Did you front bumper have any sort of metal or chrome on it?

If so, how did you go about prepping it?
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Go with the satin. You won't be sorry. I Used it on my last truck and now on this one my valence was barely gray it was like white haha. Let me get a pic




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DuPont has a Bumper Paint in Satin.
Wonder if SEMs has something ?
Either will work both good paint.
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It was ugly gray and I sanded it with some 180 grit and then used wax and grease remover to clean it so the paint sticks. Then I go over it with a tack cloth and spray my single stage.
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i used krylon fusion flat black
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It was ugly gray and I sanded it with some 180 grit and then used wax and grease remover to clean it so the paint sticks. Then I go over it with a tack cloth and spray my single stage.
Ahhh so I should sand down the plastic valance as well before I go to spraying my Krylon Fusion on it?

[QUOTE=99offroadrngr;1981575]Go with the satin. You won't be sorry. I Used it on my last truck and now on this one my valence was barely gray it was like white haha. Let me get a pic

Krylon Satin FTW!


You guys have any suggestions on how I should go about prepping and painting the metal sections of my bumper?
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Dont sand the plastic. It's already rough for the paint to stick. Just prime it and shoot color
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Dont sand the plastic. It's already rough for the paint to stick. Just prime it and shoot color
Nice! Thanks man!
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SEM makes a Trim Black. which is a matte or a satin. I used it on the old trucks mirrors and door handles. (about to do it again with the new one)
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