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Old 10-16-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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How Many Spray Paint Cans to Paint a Plate Bumper?

I'm just weighing my options and costs if I get a front plate bumper. For you boys that painted your bumpers, how many cans and cost if using Rustoleum or other automative grade paint?
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paint is going to be the cheapest. Probably between 3-5 cans depending on how many coats you apply. Powder coating will offer a bit more protection, but it will eventually chip and then you're stuck painting that anyways. Powder coat is also MUCH more expensive, probably 2-300 for your bumper.

If it were me I would buy 5-6 cans. Paint it and then put the rest on the shelf for when I need to do touch ups.
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PC is more expensive for sure.

I'm thinking much more than 6 cans. It'll take 6 cans for a rear bumper and those have less surface area. And remember, we have to paint the backside too. Maybe more like 12 or more cans total for 2 coats primer and 3 coats final color. That could end up costing about $60-$75 right there.

I'd like to hear from those that actually did paint themselves.
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For my rear base all pro I used 2 cans of primer and 3 cans of paint .
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