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Old 03-16-2017, 03:51 AM
Bob C. of Indiana Bob C. of Indiana is offline
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Default Prepping Rear Bumper For Rattle Can Paint Job

Okay I bought a new rear bumper and it came with a smooth light black primer.My question is,has anyone rattle canned their new rear bumper with good results and what steps did you take? I bought rattle can black ebony from eBay. I'm a cheap skate and don't want to spend $200 for a body shop.
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:43 AM
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the best paint job you can get is a 10 foot paint job from a rattle can, and if you want it to match the rest of your truck... well it won't.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:09 AM
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For my brothers ZX2, we coated the bumper with 3 layers of primer and let it dry. Next we applied thin layers of paint letting each dry before moving on, and being careful not to leave streaks (we used about 2 cans worth of duplicolor paint). After we had the color we liked, we covered it with 3 thick layers of clear coat (again, letting each layer dry before adding the next).

The outcome looked good but isn't a good color match as we tried to match a 15 year old paint job with a deep blue color that faded. With black, even if it isn't spot on, it'll still look better than ours did and ours looks pretty good.

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Old 03-16-2017, 07:39 AM
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Yes Keegan it didn't turn out too bad.Appreciate your helpful tip.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:49 PM
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bob, I did my entire hood with rattle cans, and it turned out pretty good. never used any clear coat, the paint I used was intended for use as a single stage paint. now that it's been a few years it's held up fairly well. if / when I do it over i'll use a gun, but I've been content with it.


as with any paint, prep is everything. scuff the primer, wash it with plain dish soap ( dawn is tough on grease lol ) then wipe it down with wax & grease remover and a tack cloth. when you paint it, do long, steady lines with a good overlap. better to do a few more coats than have it run. try to keep your work area clean and free of dust and dirt. wear a mask. and a good wetsanding and buffing can work wonders.
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:35 AM
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bob, I did my entire hood with rattle cans, and it turned out pretty good. never used any clear coat, the paint I used was intended for use as a single stage paint. now that it's been a few years it's held up fairly well. if / when I do it over i'll use a gun, but I've been content with it.


as with any paint, prep is everything. scuff the primer, wash it with plain dish soap ( dawn is tough on grease lol ) then wipe it down with wax & grease remover and a tack cloth. when you paint it, do long, steady lines with a good overlap. better to do a few more coats than have it run. try to keep your work area clean and free of dust and dirt. wear a mask. and a good wetsanding and buffing can work wonders.
Wow yours turned out great.Wish I would have heard from you sooner, because me and the dog delivered my bumper to a body shop yesterday morning.He cut me a deal, for a $100, so the only thing I need to do is coat the backside with Por15.More than likely the rear bumper will out last me. Thanks Ryan for your excellent help.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:59 AM
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Great deal
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:01 AM
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:51 AM
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Damn Ryan,yours turned out exellent. Did you have good experience with painting already.
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Thanks,Matt!
I know you're on a budget but for $100 there's no way I'd have tried it myself.

Are you replacing chrome bumpers? Or did you have an oopsy?
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:28 AM
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I know you're on a budget but for $100 there's no way I'd have tried it myself.

Are you replacing chrome bumpers? Or did you have an oopsy?
Had a half dollar size rust bubble on the drivers side of the rear black bumper. I'm going to Por15 the inside of the bumper, after I get it back from the paint shop.
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:59 AM
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Wow yours turned out great.Wish I would have heard from you sooner, because me and the dog delivered my bumper to a body shop yesterday morning.He cut me a deal, for a $100, so the only thing I need to do is coat the backside with Por15.More than likely the rear bumper will out last me. Thanks Ryan for your excellent help.
thanks Bob, honestly I agree with Matt for $100 you can't go wrong taking it to a body shop and having it painted in a proper booth with professional equipment.

possibly this summer i'm planning on having my hood stripped & re painted by a shop. while it still looks very presentable ( especially considering I painted it 4+ years ago) i'm having issues with the getting blotchy up near the cowl. I believe it's mostly due to not having a booth or all the proper equipment to prep with, and it got some grease or dirt on the hood sometime between when I cleaned it & when the paint went down. black is the toughest color to paint as it will show every imperfection, and I leaned that first hand lol! worst part is only me & my father notice it, but it bothers me. that and stone chips on the front, which is mostly just part of having a powerdome I think lol.

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Damn Ryan,yours turned out exellent. Did you have good experience with painting already.
thanks Cam. I've been lucky enough to have my father teach me quite a bit about painting and general body work. even luckier to have him literally watching over my shoulder, reminding me what to do and making corrections as I worked.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:46 AM
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Not sure where you guys are located, but I know out near me I can sign up with one of 3 tech high schools in the area for once a week, 10 class, 3-hour auto body courses. They usually run about $250 plus paint, which is a lot but you can re paint your whole car(s) if you want. My wife's car got keyed once, we hunted down some street security camera footage of the guy who did it, sued him for 5 grand, and I repaired the car myself for the cost of that course and $350 in supplies (paint is expensive). Also repainted my tailgate.


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Old 03-19-2017, 11:44 AM
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[QUOTE=Skylark65;2711793]thanks Bob, honestly I agree with Matt for $100 you can't go wrong taking it to a body shop and having it painted in a proper booth with professional equipment.

possibly this summer i'm planning on having my hood stripped & re painted by a shop. while it still looks very presentable ( especially considering I painted it 4+ years ago) i'm having issues with the getting blotchy up near the cowl. I believe it's mostly due to not having a booth or all the proper equipment to prep with, and it got some grease or dirt on the hood sometime between when I cleaned it & when the paint went down. black is the toughest color to paint as it will show every imperfection, and I leaned that first hand lol! worst part is only me & my father notice it, but it bothers me. that and stone chips on the front, which is mostly just part of having a powerdome I think lol.



Ryan I know myself and if I painted it and it had one imperfection, I'd end up going to a body shop anyway...
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