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Bed Lined Stock Bumper-Piic Request

My rear bumper is in terrible shape and while I get money for a new bumper Im thinking about bedlining it. Maybe the front too. What are your guys opinions? Does it look terrible? If you have your front or rear painted post pics please!
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duplicolor spray on bed liner looks good

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duplicolor spray on bed liner looks good



I've always wondered if that thing would look black or dark greyish when used on a bumper... How many cans did you use?
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And did you remove bumpers? I was planning on either using hurcliliner or duplicolor but I think duplicolor looks better for things other then beds.
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duplicolor spray on bed liner looks good



x2! And it's about time I saw how yours turned out, Jon!



I also used Duplicolor Truck Bed Coating in the rattle can on my bumper, valence, and flares. I prepped the plastics by scuffing with 220grit, 2-3 coats Duplicolor adhesion promotor, then on went the bedliner. For the chrome bumper, I did the same thing but in between the adhesion promotor and paint, I used Rust Oleum automotive grey primer.

The results depends on your prepwork. Especially on the plastics. I have little tiny chips in between the valence and bumper gap from where I was lacking on prep and probably even paint coverage too. The steel bumper is very tough stuff....only way it'll come off is with the use of chemical stripper. That's actually how I removed it to make it chrome again. In the 4 years or so since I coated the bumper, flares, and valence, only one major chip from when I got pissed and hit the bumper with a 4lb hammer. I also noticed very little fade over the years.

Spraying it can be a tricky thing. I'd find something you don't care too much about to practice on. The distance between the can and the part determines the texture. Farther away the more texture. But even if you're after the most texture, it's still gonna be TONS smoother and IMO better looking and ALOT easier to clean than the brush-on/roll-on crap that's made for the inside of the beds. Roll-in crap is very rough and the only way to properly clean it is using a brush....can't use a washmit because the roughness tears up your mit.

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Here you can see the chip in the bumper just to the right of where the lisense plate would be...
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I'll put in my 2cents and hopefully Jon will chime in on his as well.

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I've always wondered if that thing would look black or dark greyish when used on a bumper... How many cans did you use?
I want to say I used 4 cans, possibly 5 cans on the 4 flares, the valence, and the metal bumper....and I had almost a full can remaining. But I can't honestly give out what I actually used. It's been almost 4 years. lol.

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And did you remove bumpers? I was planning on either using hurcliliner or duplicolor but I think duplicolor looks better for things other then beds.
I did... I actually did the valence and bumper seperate from eachother and I did each flare off the truck one by one. Actually used a flare to expiriment with.

The original plan was to coat with Krylon Fusion Flat Black then a Krylon Matte Clear finish....but I had paint chips from a previous botched Flat Black flare paint job. So I had to get rid of the chips and smooth them out. Only problem is that I wanted the stock texture still. Sanding = totally smooth. So I needed to put texture back in. Textured paint is rough and ugly so out came the Duplicolor bedliner in a can to get texture back and I painted the way I planned earlier. Only problem: The bedliner alone left me with the perfect shene I was after. Not flat yet not glossy. It was perfect. So I ran with it and I'm still rockin' it to this day and suggest it to anyone looking to take care of their ugly grey exterior plastics on their dark color trucks.
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You should have kept the truck like this

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You should have kept the truck like this

eh....dude I thought it looked okay but looking back it just looks gross to me. It had no color to it....looked bland to me. Especially when I had the modded headlights, shaded '06 corners, and no KC's. Looked horrid. I know you're a headlight mod hater, but it absolutely belongs on my truck. Especially with the black-n-chrome '06's that are on it now. Plus, that headlamp set pictured on the truck, both lenses are effed up from big **** rockchips from the lamps previous owner that got perfect ones. lol.


But Korey...thanks for the idea. I think I'm gonna toss those lamps and clear corners on the truck now that I've got some bling back, I think it'd look pretty cool.
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I actually liked your combo of black in this pic... lights, rack, bumper, valence, flares regular heads and clear corners... It looked cool!
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actually im gonna have to agree with Korey
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What do you guys think? Do you guys think itll look bad with the dark green?
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The rear bumper is terrible and will be getting something, should I paint my flares too? How do I get them off? and how do you get the bumper pad off in the back?
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I painted mine with Dupli-Color MX101 Textured Metallic Coating and it came out with this ghey gray color... i thought it was gonna come out with a darker gray...

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I don't know why the headlights look yellowish.. they are not at all...

Not even my gf likes the ghey gray... I'm planning on doing the paint job done in the following weeks...
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i think you need to paint the steps too
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What do you guys think? Do you guys think itll look bad with the dark green?



The rear bumper is terrible and will be getting something, should I paint my flares too? How do I get them off? and how do you get the bumper pad off in the back?
I think it'd look fine. Your dark green is similar to my blue as far as darkness goes. If anything it's a little lighter and I think black would look fine if you end up painting your bumpers.

I suggest finding folks on here with your color truck and seeing the things they've done to theirs. There was a rash of "post your [insert color] trucks!!" a few years back. There may be a green one. So get to lookin! lol.

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I painted mine with Dupli-Color MX101 Textured Metallic Coating and it came out with this ghey gray color... i thought it was gonna come out with a darker gray...

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I don't know why the headlights look yellowish.. they are not at all...

Not even my gf likes the ghey gray... I'm planning on doing the paint job done in the following weeks...
ghey gray. lol. Overal it looks leaps and bounds better than before. It sucks it was just the wrong finish for ya. Black and red look great together. I think a Satin or Matte black would look amazing on your sexy crew cab.

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Especially with the black-n-chrome '06's that are on it now.
Right now I'm trying to decide which 06 mirrors I want. Color capped, chrome capped, or plain black. I think chrome caps would be nice right now since my 98 chromed out front is so shiny and chromey now but I have to keep in mind that I am doing an 01-03 conversion eventually where my only chrome will be the small strip of metal bumper.

I'm thinking plain black will look best on the 01-03.
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Mine was the nightmare , I did an 08 look to my 07 with a few new parts and paint to match on the top fascia and rear bumper. Check out "My Ranger Pictures", before and after. The before pictures are 35mm taken with a digital camera. We didn't have the digital camera till after we bought the 07.
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I just used the Rustoleum stuff on my ranger this weekend It looks pretty good. Like everyone says prep is key for a good job. I did my bed and bumper (I'll post pics later) in about 4 hours. Take a wire brush bit on a drill and go to town it makes quick work. Then wash it out and wipe it down with acetone. I'd definitely recommend that stuff to anyone.
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I didnt take anything off of my truck, all i did was tape everything off. Just lightly sanded everything, some adhesion promoter. I used about 2 cans of the duplicolor paint on the bumper and valence. pretty easy...
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This god dang bumper wont come off! I've worked on the bolts for a hour...im just plasma cutting them f'in off...today was not a good truck day
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Right now I'm trying to decide which 06 mirrors I want. Color capped, chrome capped, or plain black. I think chrome caps would be nice right now since my 98 chromed out front is so shiny and chromey now but I have to keep in mind that I am doing an 01-03 conversion eventually where my only chrome will be the small strip of metal bumper.

I'm thinking plain black will look best on the 01-03.
I was talking of the corner lenses.... black and chrome painted backs. All black with stock '06 lense looked great on my truck, but all black with shaded '06 reflector looked horrible. Brings back bad memories and just looked horrible.


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This god dang bumper wont come off! I've worked on the bolts for a hour...im just plasma cutting them f'in off...today was not a good truck day
Which one? lol. Rear for front? You are in PA and that's the LOL WUT Rust Capital of the nation. lol.

Front bumper only has 4 nuts to remove. Rear has 4 bolts going vertically. An impact is your friend.
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Rear. Its a PITA so im gonna spray it 5x a day for a couple days then try...I might have to break out the impact for it. or melt em off and get stainless steel bolts. And mine has 6 bolts because of the hitch
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Anyone know the size of bolts by chance?
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Now that you mention it's one of those "under frame mount" hitches, I can't help you much. Stock, there's 4 bolts holding the bumper on and there's clamp nuts that clamp to the frame. Hopefully whoever installed that hitch did it right by removing those J-nuts and using actual nuts and bolts.

If I were to guess, the bolts could be 1/2" to 5/8". If they're normal standard bolts, you can determine the thread size by what socket it takes on the bolt head. 1/2" bolts take a 3/4" socket.
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