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ATH Fab 2005-2015 High Clearance Rear Bumper

Discussion in 'At The Helm Fabrication' started by At The Helm, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:10 PM
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    crashngiggles

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    Since I live up in New England, Rust is always an issue and there is nothing that is 100% rust proof, but it is nice when I scratch it up on a tree or bang it coming down from a rock and all I have to do is just touch it up. That Rustoleum is some strong stuff though. When you get it, I would hit the entire thing with acetone really good, then give every bit a light scuffing....maybe light sandpaper, then clean it again thoroughly with acetone again before your first coat of self etching primer to make sure it sticks on really good.
     
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  2. Apr 8, 2024 at 8:33 PM
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    Hi all living close to the beach, with the rain and all the moisture I quickly got surface rust and wanted to make sure I got ahead of it. I used. Rust Mort which is basically acid, but it did a number on the rust, etching the bumper. I then put two coats of primer and two coats of single stage urathane which was glossy, then did a mixed coat with clear coat and then two clear coats. To dull down. I am super happy with my amateur paint skills, and how it turned out. I still need to find a good location for my license plate as I had a rear winch mount which I think Morgan will offer soon.

    So here is the first post of my results. I did add two receivers to the bumper. Future use is not defined yet. I used a gunmetal color so the funny thin is it looks like my sun bleached Rust-Oleum black on the front bumper, another Morgan work of art.

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  3. Apr 9, 2024 at 6:54 PM
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    Picked up this thing of beauty today!! Really looking forward to getting it painted and mounted. Thanks Morgan!
     
  4. Apr 9, 2024 at 8:42 PM
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    Tested the rear winch today, was trying to pull out a tree, at first the tree won.Screenshot_20240409-204131.png
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  5. Apr 12, 2024 at 7:17 PM
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    Got 3 coats of self etching primer on. Bed liner goes on tomorrow!
     
  6. Apr 12, 2024 at 8:20 PM
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    wish I was able to get mine primed sooner but received it and it rained. Surface rust hit me fast, I used some rust mort and then primer. I really like the bumper and the winch optioned worked well. Can't wait to see your results..
     
  7. Apr 14, 2024 at 5:42 PM
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    Got this beast installed today! Pretty happy with the end result. Thanks @At The Helm !!
     
  8. Apr 21, 2024 at 5:12 PM
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    Got my exhaust cut back so it’s not just hanging out the side and got the pod lights wired up. Still so happy with this bumper!!
     
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