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Bumper finish #881084 04/15/08 09:35 PM
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Nukeiridium Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
Hey guys, so I ordered an RSG bumper from Dave, painted black. At the time I thought I would be fine with that color. However now that I see it next to the car I think I want a different look.

Here's a pic of my sportage:
http://jerry.cleedo.com/newkia2.jpg

The rockers, fenders, and bumpers are gray. So what I'm thinking would be cool would be to make the new bumper that same dark gray.

There's spray paint, but what about powder coating? I don't know if they can do a piece that large though. Another thing is, Line-X does color matched spray-on bedliner now. In fact I'm thinking of having them squirt my springs with black Line-x just for rust protection and it probably won't fall off like paint.

What do you guys think would look good? I like the color line-x idea because it's pretty durable stuff... but it might look strange next to the glossy gray parts.


2002 Sportage 4dr 4x4 soon to undergo an Extreme Makeover!
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Re: Bumper finish [Re: Nukeiridium] #881085 04/15/08 10:04 PM
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Iron Offline
Rock Warrior
What about satin black wrinkle paint over a few good layers of primer.

I painted mine silver/gray at first, thought it looked great until it was on the Sporty, then I painted it satin black.
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The thing is, it's already painted black, so If you want any new paint to stick good like, your going to have to remove the old, it's only been on there a short time and hasn't cured properly yet, if you paint over it you run the risk of the layers separating, same with the box liner idea. Don't think the liner Idea on the spring will hold up long, it will flex off as the springs move.

Last edited by Iron; 04/15/08 10:09 PM.

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Re: Bumper finish [Re: Nukeiridium] #881086 04/16/08 01:27 PM
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homerdog Offline
Mudrunner
There's a place here in Michigan that can powdercoat an entire frame so a bumper wouldn't be much of a problem. I'd check around Mesa, there's got to be a powdercoater somewhere. they should be able to do just about any color you want. A guy here at work is getting a bunch of his engine parts done. He had his valve cover done in a chrome black with clearcoat, looks really good.

I'm going to be in Mesa next month, I'll have to keep an eye open for your Sporty.


2001 Sportage, TJ 106's, Everet spacers and bumpstops, Bilstein shocks on the rear, cone filter, Crager wheels, 235-75-15 Goodyear tires. Custom front winch bumper by Dave Scott. Currently DOA, but it is a work in progress.
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Re: Bumper finish [Re: Iron] #881087 04/18/08 09:57 AM
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Nukeiridium Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
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Don't think the liner Idea on the spring will hold up long, it will flex off as the springs move.


I doubt that, the liner is slightly rubbery. It can't be less flexible than regular paint. Plus the springs are several feet long (uncoiled) and the torsional flex they see per square inch is actually pretty small. I'll ask the coating guys though if they have done springs before and if it will work.

It would just be handy to get the springs squirted at the same time as the bumper. I like the idea of liner on the bumper for durability, but probably what would look best would be just regular paint that matches the old bumper color. The liner can be color matched but even if it's the same color it won't be the same texture, the fenders and bumpers are glossy.

BTW in case you wondered why I'm bothering with coating the brand new springs, it's because the paint they were originally painted with already flaked off in the box before they were even delivered to me. Almost half the spring is just bare metal. I gotta get them coated with something and obviously spray paint didn't stick to them so I'm looking at other options. It's a real pain in the ass because I don't have a yard where I can strip them and stuff, I need someone else to do the work (sandblast or strip and paint or coat etc). That is one nice thing about OEM or Eibach springs, they come ready to use.

I think powdercoat would be really cool on the bumper if they could match the fender flare color, but might be expensive.

Last edited by Nukeiridium; 04/18/08 10:00 AM.

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Re: Bumper finish [Re: Nukeiridium] #881088 04/19/08 03:04 AM
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Glasser Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Scuff it down with somw wet or dry sand paper and paint it ! Problem solved- It's not rocket surgery or brain science.
Just one ole body mans opinion.

Re: Bumper finish [Re: Glasser] #881089 04/19/08 04:07 AM
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turtleskia Offline
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getting smart with a person that's been here longer than you. brave?


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Re: Bumper finish [Re: Glasser] #881090 04/19/08 09:06 AM
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Nukeiridium Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
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Scuff it down with somw wet or dry sand paper and paint it ! Problem solved- It's not rocket surgery or brain science.
Just one ole body mans opinion.


If you read my post you'd see, I don't have a place to work where I can get paint flakes / dust all over, much less paint overspray. Plus I don't have time. Thanks though for the anti-help lol.

Last edited by Nukeiridium; 04/19/08 09:07 AM.

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Re: Bumper finish [Re: Glasser] #881091 04/19/08 04:06 PM
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Hydra747 Offline
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Scuff it down with somw wet or dry sand paper and paint it ! Problem solved- It's not rocket surgery or brain science.
Just one ole body mans opinion.


Well, he did make a good point Nukey! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Last edited by Hydra747; 04/19/08 04:07 PM.
Re: Bumper finish [Re: Hydra747] #881092 04/19/08 05:13 PM
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Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Ya, he did have a point, but if he'd part his hair a little different, it wouldn't show so bad!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Bumper finish [Re: Glasser] #881093 04/19/08 05:36 PM
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Iron Offline
Rock Warrior
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Scuff it down with somw wet or dry sand paper and paint it ! Problem solved- It's not rocket surgery or brain science.
Just one ole body mans opinion.


To you it may be simple, you had years of experience, someone with no knowledge may find it challenging.


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