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I like it. I'd pimp the heck outta that. IMO its fine without the shackle mounting points, you could just use a hitch mounted shackle since the bumper has a receiver in it. But hey it wouldn't hurt to have 'em there anyways lol.
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Don't paint it. Just put stickers all over it! lol Just kidding. It looks really good though!
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I may mount some shackle points on it, I've just gotta find some. I forgot which size bolts I used, but they are grade 8 and fit perfectly through the hole in the frame.

Has anyone ever had anything powder coated before? Know how much it would cost to get something like this powder coated?

And I will say it looks tons better in person because you can see the bends better and it conforms to the truck oh so well.

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Has anyone ever had anything powder coated before? Know how much it would cost to get something like this powder coated?
Brenton
Why not take your bumper into Savannah and get it sprayed with Line-X? Shouldn't cost too much and it's really durable.
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To get it powder-coated a simple finish, like a semi-gloss black ought to run ya $100-125. Though you gotta be good about checkin' with the prep process. The good places will primer the piece(s) before powder coating (helps prevent rusting).

To give you an idea, my traction bars ran me I believe $65-70. But I also got 'em done silver, which requires not only the color coat, but also a 2nd, clear coat.
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looks awesome on there. what are you gona powdercoat it, white? coating isnt too bad. 100-150 would be well worth it, for how much longer it would last
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looks good brenton, id close the ends off though
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Yea, I'll get the ends next week and other misc items.

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If it were me I would skip the powder coat process all together. save that 100-150 for something else and rattle can it. a good rattle can job will go a long way and if something happens you wont want to cry that you paid 150 bucks to watch your finish chip off...

but thats just me
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If it were me I would skip the powder coat process all together. save that 100-150 for something else and rattle can it. a good rattle can job will go a long way and if something happens you wont want to cry that you paid 150 bucks to watch your finish chip off...

but thats just me

I agree, Powder coat is over rated. I just buy some good enamel paint and spray it on.
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yeah, its sucks if hes going white cause its the hardest to keep up. I'm gona go flat black for all my metal. easy to patch up later on
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I lol'd.

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Rattle can FTW!! My sldiers and bumper are rattled canned. I used cheap paint though and I need to re-do it with some decent paint.
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My trip this weekend with 2 600lb atv's on my 6x12 trailer went very well. No signs of any weakness in the bumper or brackets. Drove over some rough hills and fields of semi-plowed fields and a horrible highway. I'm happy.

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well thats good, i'm glad your bumper didnt kill any babies!
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I have to say Brenton i thought that thing was gonna look freakin huge...which its def. big...but man I really like it!! I really like the storage idea too...awesome work man
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Dam nice man!
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