Aftermarket steel bumpers and paint wear / rust (1 Viewer)

asutherland

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Hey folks

My aftermarket rear bumper paint is constantly being an issue. Specifically where things rub - underneath the shackles, the steel tubes that hold the diesel cans...etc. I'm constantly scrubbing rust off and repainting.

I'm going to try repainting the majority of the bumper with a higher quality spray paint. What kind would you recommend for durability?

As well, I figured putting some sort of thick decal or the such on the bad wear spots might help... :hmm: specifically thinking of those stick on applicable grippy things people use for safe stepping. http://www.princessauto.com/worksho.../8176307-1-x-60-ft-anti-slip-safety-grit-tape

Anything that will get in between the paint on the tubes and the cans. Thoughts?
 
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I would put roll on bed-liner on it. There are some reviews on here I've come across in the past as to which is best, but I would think any name brand would be much more durable than any spray paint. IMO it looks a lot better too.
 

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Hmm, good idea. I could even just do the wear spots (ie. tubes holding cans) in bedliner. I don't know if roll-on or rattle can style spray on would be better, I think because of the roundness of the bars maybe a spray on would be best.
 
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I'm actually really interested in the Spray stuff. I was just thinking earlier today that I wanted to do something along that line with my fender flares. I'm a little nervous because it is such a highly visible area, if it turns out crappy it would affect the entire look of the rig... A bumper would be a great place to test it out on :D
 
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Monstaliner do-it-yourself roll-on truck bed liner

I think I am going to try this stuff. A couple guys on 'mud have tried it and are really pleased with it- even over herculiner, which they have used as well. Fender Flares and Wells (should help noise from those pesky mud tires) for me, and possibly a strip on the quarter panels as well.
 
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No matter what you put on there it will scrap off if you wheel alot.
I am repainting my sliders etc. 2-3 times a year it is what it is if you wheel your rig fairly hard.
 

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No matter what you put on there it will scrap off if you wheel alot.
I am repainting my sliders etc. 2-3 times a year it is what it is if you wheel your rig fairly hard.
I know, and I'm not against having to do repairs when I come down hard on rocks. It's the more pesky little things like diesel cans bumping around in the carrier that wear off the paint that I shouldn't have to worry about.
 
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I am using Rustoleum bed liner on mine. I've brushed on a couple of test spots and they look fine. The liner has a fine grain to it and brushed on fairly smooth.

Once it fully cures, I plan to do some destructive testing on the test spots.
 
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First thing is to get rid of or convert any rust you have. I used POR 15 on my rusty welds on my ARB. Once the rust was taken care of I sanded and then sprayed the whole bumper with U-Pol Raptor bed liner. Very easy to apply and looks good.
 

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