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Best spray paint for bull/light bar?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by ph16drive, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Apr 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    ph16drive

    ph16drive [OP] \m/.....\m/

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    What is the best spray paint to use for a bull/light bar? I started construction of my bull/light bar back in Aug 2010 and now it is time to paint it. I actually used a product from Ace but it didn't cure/harden and remained tacky and I had to remove it all and resand. I'm looking to paint it black satin.

    I know there are several better products/processes (powder coat, professional painter, etc) than spray paint but I'm going to spray paint mine and can always have it professionally done at a later time. Anyhow, what have you used and what worked the best? Keep in mind I live in Ohio so exposure to road salt is a reality 3-4 months of the year.

    Thanks for your recommendations.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    DubyaDawg

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    I used Rustoleum Satin for my Avid bar, been on a few months now and it's holding up great
     
  3. Apr 15, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    ph16drive

    ph16drive [OP] \m/.....\m/

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    08 DC, V6, 4x4, 5-Speed Auto
    Shorty antenna, Pop-&-Lock tailgate lock, Undercover bed cover, Aeroforce Interceptor gauge (custom mount), bed mat, AFE Pro Dry S air filter, map light mod, suspension TSB, Billy 5100's all around, Eibach springs, custom fuel tank armor plate, custom cat armor plate, painted front brake calipers, Grillcraft MX upper grill & Hella 500s, ipod adapter, dash pushbutton garage door opener, aux reverse lights, custom ipod nano 4G mount, seatbelt chime mod, custom bull bar w/ (3) Lightforce 140 Lance lights, POR-15 Chassis Coat Black drivetrain, illum 4x4 switch, xtra bed D-rings mod, locker anytime mod, diff breather relocation mod, ABS disable switch mod, Heated seats
    Thanks for the quick response . . . did you prime first?
     
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