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Got a new (to me) front bumper. How do I paint the center black?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LeadFootCaliKid, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    Its been over a year since I've been on here. During that time, I crashed my truck 3 times, basically ruining my front bumper. I picked up a used one the other day for pretty cheap that I've decided to paint the lower center section black. My one problem, I don't know how. Haha. What paint should I use? What should I do to prep the bumper? Any info will help.

    And before you tell me to search, I did. I couldn't find much.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Bump. I was hoping to paint it this weekend.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    RAT PRODUCTS

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    View the build. Too much to list.
    I've heard vinyl is all the rage these days.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    Tape off what you don't want to paint,

    sand down what you want to paint. Wipe it clean

    use primer first, let it dry between coats,

    then use spray paint, follow directions.

    then use clear coat
    then wet sand.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    i have mine line-x'd for 50 bucks. Just so i don't have to worry about it chipping and repainting it
     
  6. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    Screw plasti-dip, especially if you're prone to hitting things... Tape off what you don't want painted, give it a light sand, clean it well with a lint-free cloth and some rubbing alcohol (light on the alcohol, it's just to remove any oils and waxes), then hit it with Rustoleum Bed Liner. Permanent and will not scratch or chip.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    I'll just leave this here...


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  9. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    That's the stuff I was talking about. It's good shit! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    It's been tough at nails for me, looks schweet too, did my valance and skid with it.
     
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    X3 I used it on my lower valence good stuff!
     
  12. Dec 13, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    Does the rustoleum bed liner have a texture to it or is it just like a flat black paint? And what grit sand paper do i prep the bumper with?
     
  13. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    Dupli Color Bed Liner Spray

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    You will get this texture:

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  15. Dec 15, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

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    I picked up a can of rustoleum bed liner and one of rustoleum undercoating. Both are rubberized so would I be able to use the undercoating instead of the bed liner just to get an untextured look?
     
  16. Dec 15, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    I don't know what the undercoating comes out like. If you want a flat look, no texture at all, you should just use regular spray paint and a clear coat. Something like Krylon Fusion would work well for the valance. The Rustoleum bed liner is textured but it had a nice look to it in my opinion.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Ok so I just did my first coat. I started with the undercoating because I wanted a non-textured look, but it looks like the undercoating has a texture to it too. So now I'm wondering if I should use the bed liner now.

    Does anybody know what the difference between the bedliner and undercoating?
     
  18. Dec 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    Test both products on something other than your truck and wait for them to dry to see what they turn out like.
     
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