Should I paint my stock bumpers? (1 Viewer)

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Hey guys...I have a black 80 and am toying around with the idea of rattle canning the stock front and rear bumper. I want to replace them with an ARB and Kaymar but it will be a while before that is in the budget. Does anybody have pics of a black 80 with black stock bumpers? Any suggestions on paint? I'm looking for cheap options because $$ is tight.
 

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sure, why not? Just clean the bumper real good and prep the surface for best adhesion. The nicest thing would be that you can "touch up" whenever an off-road or parking lot scrape get you.

I think the black out idea would look good. go for it and post up some pics!
 
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After a couple of wheeling trips my stock front bumpers were looking haggared. I used the black duplicolor bedliner spray to refinish it. It looks great! Much better than the scarred up gray. I wouldn't hesitate to spray mine again. FWIW, I also pulled the flairs and duplicolored the uncovered area. It also looks great imho.

Mine is green so a photo won't help you.:flipoff2:

:cheers:
 
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Why not man. Sometimes doing something simple is really satisfying and every time you look at your van your gonna be "Im glad I did that, it looks cool".

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I found a near-perfect bumper in Washington that came off a '97 LX. It was a something like a bronze color. I painted it and this is what it looks like now.
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My Cruiser is black with a Shortbus front bumber. Right after I installed the bumper I blacked out the grill, emblems and painted the rear bumper satin black. It looks way better than the grey. I would recommend it. Its also very easy to touch up or re-spray if they get scratched.
 
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After a couple of wheeling trips my stock front bumpers were looking haggared. I used the black duplicolor bedliner spray to refinish it. It looks great! Much better than the scarred up gray. I wouldn't hesitate to spray mine again. FWIW, I also pulled the flairs and duplicolored the uncovered area. It also looks great imho.

Mine is green so a photo won't help you.:flipoff2:

:cheers:


Pics of your rig would help us with green LCs!!:hillbilly:


I just pulled my flares a week ago and was debating picking up a can of that $7 rattle can bedliner stuff from homedepot... got plastic caps siliconed in the holes for now.... pics Flyrod!!:beer:
 
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After a couple of wheeling trips my stock front bumpers were looking haggared. I used the black duplicolor bedliner spray to refinish it. It looks great!

:cheers:

X2 I painted mine with black duplicolor bedliner spray as well.
 

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Paint the bumper AND the grille chrome (I did my chrome last Friday). Black just looks good on these rigs.
 
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I have a green LC and have an ARB on the front. I painted my wheels and grill black. The wheels just some dupli-color and it has held up the last couple of years. The grill needs to be re-shot just about every year (seems winter/bugs is hard on it). I would spray the bumpers and grill with the bed liner stuff.

I actually just got the top of my LC sprayed Rhino-liner on the top this weekend. It looks good.

I want to paint my truck black!
 

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