How to use/paint Chip Guard?
Anyone know how to properly apply and paint (over) Chip Guard
like the SEM product?
I replaced my OEM bumper a few months ago with a new factory painted bumper. In just this short time I am already getting little dings from stones, tried to touch it up, but a losing battle as I noticed that there literally dozens of very small pits from small stones, gravel, etc.
So, figured I would sand it down a tad, then spray it with the SEM Chip Guard, then paint over that.
Not sure if I need to prime it, as mentioned, it came painted from the factory, but the paint coat is extremely thin
Problem is, I have never used this product or anything similar, and their website does not provide an technical advice.(side chat: Dupli-Color's website is great, a ton of little video clips for the do-it-yourselfer, but nothing on the SEM website. Their products are professional grade however, so mostly body shops using their stuff).
So, anyone ever use this product of know how it should be used??
I should mention; I am not looking for a rough finish like what you see with Rhino lining; the only purpose of using the Chip Guard is to help prevent dings in the paint.
My plan is to probably use it on the front face of the metal bemper section, then paint over it, and also leaving the top of the bumper smooth and painted. In the end, the entire bumper will
be the same OEM color. At least, that is the plan.
Alternatively, I was thinking, if the Chip Guard cannot be painted over, was just to repaint the bumper, but use more layers and paint
and a clear coat to provide more strength to resist dings.
Advice from those who have used this product, or similar??
1985 FJ60 (Fairey OD)
1996 FZJ80 (lockers)