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painting my front bumper?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by alexmxman185, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    alexmxman185

    alexmxman185 [OP] Keepin' it dirty in Texas

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    so my taco is white.... but my bumper is black. the front bumper is made of a hard plastic material and i have seen online people painting them to match their taco. how would i do this just take it to maco for a cheap paintjob or what? :cool:
     
  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    Dadic 78

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    Yeah, if it's just raw plastic, then as you said, you can just take it into a body shop, and have them paint it to match.

    Be advised that white (especially bumpers) often look a little "off" in colour when butt-matched to metal panels. So, it may not look perfect, but better than unpainted plastic for sure.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    alexmxman185

    alexmxman185 [OP] Keepin' it dirty in Texas

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    Black grille guard with mounted kc road lights, 31x9.5x15 AT on stock rims. My future mod list: new white front bumper, Fat Bobs 2.75 spacer lift with rear AAL, american racing Flat Black Rims, 32x11.5x15 BFG A/T, satoshi grille with road lights mounted behind it, 8000k HID for all lights, 1'' Body Lift, new window tint, blacked out headlights and taillights, custom hood scoop, weather tech floor liners, LED dash cluster replacement, Front bilstein shocks, 40 series flowmaster, paint all my badges black.
    yea thats the one thing that bothers me is a nice white truck and a huge black bumper. It makes my truck look like an oreo
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    Tacokevin

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    Did you ever get your bumper painted white? If so how did it come out?
     
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