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Painting the bumpers

I have been trying to figure this out for some time now. When you paint the bumpers is there a different type of paint to use or process to take? I am fairly new to painting cars so I am trying to learn as much as possible. Thanks,
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hey there are different types of paint but you can get away with just sanding down a plastic bumper with 800 grit sandpaper and clean it off real well and paint right on top. but if you dont know how to properly prep an area you can use a grey scuff pad with a suffing paste, which helps you sand the area quicker or soap and warm water and itll work the same way just wash and dry it well and you shouldnt have a problem painting it. if you need a promoter you can use the bulldog. youll just have to spray it on before you paint wait 5- 10 min till it dries and put down the color and clear

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better off taking your time prepping the surface not a fan of using the promoters but sometimes it neccesary for sketchy spots but you should be fine,promoters should be used if you need the extra help to get paint to stick. flex is the biggest thing

only thing is some products have a flex additive added into them but before you buy ask your local paint store what products have the flex additive in it already heres a froum link thatll help its deff something to keep in mind

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biggest thing to painting anything on a car is prepping correctly and cleaning the surface . so yea hope that helped
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Re: Painting the bumpers

Prep Prep Prep, super important.
Since most bumpers flex, a flex additive is advised to be in the paint.
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hey there are different types of paint but you can get away with just sanding down a plastic bumper with 800 grit sandpaper and clean it off real well and paint right on top. but if you dont know how to properly prep an area you can use a grey scuff pad with a suffing paste, which helps you sand the area quicker or soap and warm water and itll work the same way just wash and dry it well and you shouldnt have a problem painting it. if you need a promoter you can use the bulldog. youll just have to spray it on before you paint wait 5- 10 min till it dries and put down the color and clear

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better off taking your time prepping the surface not a fan of using the promoters but sometimes it neccesary for sketchy spots but you should be fine,promoters should be used if you need the extra help to get paint to stick. flex is the biggest thing

only thing is some products have a flex additive added into them but before you buy ask your local paint store what products have the flex additive in it already heres a froum link thatll help its deff something to keep in mind

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biggest thing to painting anything on a car is prepping correctly and cleaning the surface . so yea hope that helped
I've used that kleenstrip bulldog before, and it works like a champ. When I painted the bumper on my Accord (i'll post pics later), I used cheapo Limco paint and clear. Came out nice. Used Kleenstrip adhesion promoter and flexible primer. Roughed up the black plastic bumper with red scotchbrite and some stuff 3M makes for use with a scuff pad. It's an abrasive cleaner for use before painting a surface. Came out pretty good for a 40*f, 100% humidity job in a dusty shop LOL. Held up pretty well, all things considered.

Topcoats and modern cleracoats are fairly flexible. Where you run into problems the most is in your primer. With a flex additive, you'll have no worries.
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Thought this one was funny. A hand-me-down from the car I owned before it:

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