Bumper respray

retroguy
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Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 9:57 am

Hi all. Just down here at Seaford doing my front bumper. Just a little rundown of whats been done and tips on what to do from start to finish.

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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 10:00 am

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Front bar all sanded where either scratches were or stone chips. Fill holes and prep all surfaces. Wipe all down with prepsol ready for prime.

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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 10:03 am

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Once primed.... give time to completely dry off... 2nd and even 3rd coats may be needed to cover any feathering that was done when orig sanding.

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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 10:21 am

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Just to note... make sure you cover/mask all that yr not wanting to get paint into. For the few extra minutes spent doing this will save lots of rework later on.

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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 10:29 am

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These are all that im using with whats needed to prep and get ready for paint.
Inch tape
1/4 inch tape
240 grit paper
400 grit paper
Ultrsfine pad
Supafine pad
Paper roll and stand.
Peach pad
All these can be sorced at most auto parts places but much easier if you have auto paint store close to you.


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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 10:40 am

Ok....PAINT.
with what im doing, im using base color and 2k clear.
For most metalics, this form is used by most. You can go down the acrylic route, but my advise is stick to a base and clear.
You can use a solid 2k if its a non metalic color if wish too.
If yr wanting to match your color and your taking it to a auto paints store. Give them something off the car that is the color yr wanting. Helps them get desired natch and you from not getting color match right.

Some cars have variations of the color as well so not all colors are perfect from standard.
If your doing a 3 layer pearl....
A. good luck
B. Prob best left to experts.
But if your keen on trying. Get a color expert to match it for you. Same rules apply in giving sample.
Hope it helps with whats been said.


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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 1:06 pm

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Ok.. all preped up. Making sure all has been scuffed with 400 grit first and use the pads for insides of ares around fog lights and edges.
making sure alls been blown down before masking again so as not to get any crap in your work.


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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 1:10 pm

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Once all masked, presol entire area and wipe with clean dry cloth.
Once all dry, yr ready to put adheashion promotor down first. ( this gives all areas a good solid bonding and lets it all stick to yr work) then its time for color.

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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 1:11 pm

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Ok. Color on. Check with a light after youve finished for eveness..

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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Sat May 28, 2016 1:37 pm

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All cleared....making sure you tack rag before laying on clear.
Give about 5 mins for 1st to 2nd coats and 10 mins for final coat depending on temperature.
Hope its been helpful to all thats read my post. Ill shoot some pics when its dry and put back together.
Cheers all.

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Re: Bumper respray

Postby stockhorse » Tue May 31, 2016 1:17 pm

Would it not have been easier to remove the bumper to do the respray ?

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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:46 pm

Yes that is an option.....just personal preference really. I find sanding while on vehicle is more stable than on car... yes theres no masking or covering but just a way i thought to do.


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Re: Bumper respray

Postby willing4 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:31 am

Tks, very informative.
Any recommendations on the type of spray gun that would be acceptable for a DYI?
cheers

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Re: Bumper respray

Postby retroguy » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:40 pm

I used a sata as a professional gun... but ive used super cheap guns and they work ok for small jobs.

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