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Plasti Dip bumper vs. Spray painting it

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Asta, May 22, 2012.

  1. Asta

    Asta [OP] The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

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    Whatching think? pics please!
     
  2. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    rear bumper has some scrapes but rocks will take off any coating. Just make sure you sand the chrome very well and use a self etching primer.
     
  3. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    For the valence I'd use the vinyl/fabric dye. Won't scratch off.
     
  4. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    If it were me, I'd properly prep and paint the bumper vs. Plasti-dip.
     
  5. Asta

    Asta [OP] The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

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    im going to paint it im going to sand it down then paint do i have to prime it? i painted my wheels and didnt prime them but they look fine and are holding up
     
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    SCRunner12 4runner Troll

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    Not a Tacoma, but I just plasti-derped, then spray painted my rear bumper. 3 coats of plasti-dip and 3 coats of Duplicolor Gloss Black. I did it this way so I could return it back to stock if I wanted. Came out pretty good with only a couple of rough spots.

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  7. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    If it were me, I'd prime it.

    Better paint adhesion.
     
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    you need to use self etching primer on chrome or it will peel.
     
  9. Asta

    Asta [OP] The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

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    Thanks guys will do
     
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    MowTaco Well-Known Member

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    I used plasti derp on my bumpers and grille... About a year on them and they still look good. It takes head on impact well because of its rubbery qualities but anything glancing off of it at an angle will peel it. It's super easy to touch up though and blends together well... I got rear ended by a car I was towing and it peeled about a huge gash out of the rear and I just resprayed that spot and it looks seamless again.
     
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