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Valence and Rear Bumper Guard Painted

Finally got to painting the front valence and rear bumper guard today. Started by taking the valence off and such. Washed 3-4 times in dish washing soap. Scrubbed like crazy with some scotchbrite. Let dry for several minutes to and hour. Then whipped the whole thing down with 91% rubbing alcohol. Let dry again. Then finally went to painting with some duplicolor truck bed lining paint. (the line-x stuff) Put 3 coatings on both pieces. Let dry and bake in sun for 4-5 hours. I just hope this stuff holds well. On ward to the pics!

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wow they look really good. nice work.
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^ thanks! The back bumper plastic thing was a PITA to get off. Big time. And I broke both of the light housings for the lights that shine up the license plate lol. Nothing a little loctite automotive adhesive can't stick back together!
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Looks really good!! I haven't tried messing with my rear bumper pad yet. That might be the one thing I end up just masking off after I remove the bumper from the truck.
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Looks really good!! I haven't tried messing with my rear bumper pad yet. That might be the one thing I end up just masking off after I remove the bumper from the truck.
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Thanks man! But yeah, the rear bumper pad is a flipping pain to get off. I would for sure recommend masking off the chrome and painting the pad with it still attached to the whole bumper!
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did you use the spray? looks great
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Nice. It holds well, the only issue with it is that it fades after a couple weeks. I did my billet grill with it a few times
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did you use the spray? looks great
Thank you! But yes I used the duplicolor bedliner spray. It spreads great and sticks well if you use proper preparation of the surface.
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Nice. It holds well, the only issue with it is that it fades after a couple weeks. I did my billet grill with it a few times
Well I reckon I can stand a little fading, cause it has needed to be painted for a while! I might get to the fender flares sometime, if I ever get another wildhair to do it lol.
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That looks great!
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^Thanks bro!
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Good job Matt. Looks good.
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Looks awesome, hopefully it wont fade too much
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I did the racks on my fourwheeler with the same stuff. It hasn't faded at all yet, I'v went on like 5 rides with it and the only problem i found with it is that if it gets mud on it,its really hard to get off
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I did the racks on my fourwheeler with the same stuff. It hasn't faded at all yet, I'v went on like 5 rides with it and the only problem i found with it is that if it gets mud on it,its really hard to get off
I used my pressure washer today to get the stubborn mud off.
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My pressure washer is F'd up at the moment so its gonna stay a little while lol
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Good job Matt. Looks good.
I appreciate it friend!
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Looks awesome, hopefully it wont fade too much
Thanks man. I hope it don't fade much either. I took the Ranger wheeling on a couple of logging trails Wednesday, and there's not a single scratch or scuff down to the grey plastic that was there before I painted it. That stuff holds up pretty dang well.
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