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Painted Bumper Write Up?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AzPrerunner05, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Apr 24, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    Have a BSP Taco w/ chrome rear grille.
    Gonna do the satoshi, bsp grille surround and BHLM to black out the front ( I know, real original) however I wanted to get rid of that ugly chrome bumper on the back.

    Can I paint that damn thing, and is there a write up around here for it?
    I did a search and came up with threads of people talking about it. Would like to do this weekend.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thx Guys.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    it's a possibility.
    maybe less work?
    That's your 420 btw. Sorry, had to point it out.
    I'll pm you though.

    Anyone done a black bumper out there?
     
  3. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    I just got done painting mine. I cleaned it with with paint thinner, scratched it up real good with some 150 grit sand paper, cleaned it up again with thinner. Then painted first coat of adhesion promotor, 2 coats primer, then couple coats of indigo from paintscratch.com. I am waiting for other can right now I need one more coat of color but I ran out. Then clear coat and rubbing compound. I will post some pics after its all finished. It looks a hell of alot better than chrome, I'm ready to get it finished on back on the truck. Good luck
     
  4. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    Good luck. Glad your doing it!
    Sounds like a lot of work. How much did all the materials cost you?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    It really wasn't much work, all that probably took 2-3 hours. Sanding and painting was easy. Finding all the bolts to get the bumper off kind of sucked. primer, clear coat, color from paint scratch $50, had left over from painting the grill had to order another can $25 to finish. paint thinner and sand paper maybe $10, rubbing compound like $8. Here's a pic just for an idea, like I said still needs another coat then clear coat.

    DSC01311.jpg
     
  6. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    Are you planning on clear coating it?
     
  7. Apr 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    luni

    luni Resident Gun-toting Hippie

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    Try reading the last sentence again.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    Ooh I think It will look good.
    Might just buy one from one of the phx tacos out there and try and sell my chromie.
    Not sure anyone will buy it though.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    woooooops MY BAD BUDDY
     
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