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Painting Bumperettes

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Painting Bumperettes


Given that I just spent a bunch of money on suspension – there is no way I could justify to the other half spending $300 on painted bumperettes from Bumperplugs. So I decided to give it a try as a DIY. Figured if it failed, then I would have to buy them :) Sorry, but these are less than attractive. Inputs:   Sandpaper various grits (120 grit to 2000 grits) Flexible primer for bumpers Spray bomb Arena Red Metallic Clear Coat Sandable high-solids primer (not shown) Brake cleaner a

 

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Zaktoo:

Looks like an excellent result.

"After" photos of the painted bumperettes on the car would be great to see!

As far as longevity, the weak point may turn out to be the lack of flex agent in the color coat and in the clear coat. That would require you to have to use a spray gun set up.

Since you have them painted now, you won't get any more of that sun and ozone damage on the now-painted bumperettes. If there is a next time, it will be that much easier to prep and redo. eek.gif

Thanks for posting the DIY!

Regards, Maurice.

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Sorry it took a week. In finishing I accidentally burned through the clear coat on one and hard to refinish it.... Oops

Here they are mounted (compare to the original)

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Sorry it took a week. In finishing I accidentally burned through the clear coat on one and hard to refinish it.... Oops

Here they are mounted (compare to the original)

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Looks VERY EXCELLENT! Quite a dramatic difference for a relatively straightforward mod. clapping.gifclapping.gifclapping.gif

Now that you have started modding, what's next?

Regards, Maurice.

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Now that you have started modding, what's next?

Note the exhaust tips... :)

Have done the muffler hack, replaced regular seats with sport seats.... and the X74 suspension arrives next week.

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