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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by paulbunyan, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Sep 27, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    paulbunyan

    paulbunyan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Someone on their cell phone rearended me today. It's not that bad but it still sucks. I guess this would be a good time to paint the bumper black. What's the easiest way to paint a bumper? And will it last?

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  2. Sep 27, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    brettb

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    damn that bumper held up good. i would take a bumper like that then the body getting damaged. thats probably an easy fix. good luck :thumbsup:
     
  3. Sep 27, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    Powdercoat your bumper.It's way more durable than regular paint.
    Some before and after pics.....food for thought
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  4. Sep 27, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    that looks good. This might sound stupid but can you buy powder coat in spray cans?
     
  5. Sep 27, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    No you can't. Easiest way is to take it to a powder coat shop for them to do it for you. They have the right equipment. You can buy a home kit and set it up like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHq2_NOBjVs
     
  6. Sep 27, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    thanks alot
     
  7. Sep 27, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    rustoleum flat black looks good too (though on a black truck maybe not so much)... i just did my rear chrome bumper. roughed up the surface slightly with some 150-grit sandpaper, cleaned off any surface rust with a wire wheel, then primed, painted and reinstalled. nothing to it.
     
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