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Painting my bumper ***any tips***

I am wanting to paint my front and rear bumper to match. I'm tired of having a super dark maroon truck with black and chrome parts. Chrome is not my thing. Has anyone done this before? If so tips and pics would be great.

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Early 99 201,000 miles. Extra spring up front leveled, 4 in turbo back to 6 in tip, 6637, glow shift gauges, dp tuner, kicker speakers, alpine head unit and amp, kicker sub, extang tonneau, bedliner bumpers grill, flares, and rockers, 33in toyo mt, 18in xd monsters, 05 Harley lights, recon tails and line of fire, 20% tint

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X2!

make sure the prep work is done correctly... especially on the chrome

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Find a place that will dip chrome and strip it it's quick and easy


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I have considered bed liner, so rugged! I def want to get rid of all the chrome. Anyone have pics of a truck done up with bed liner on the front and rear bumpers?

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Chck my photos my truck has the bumpers, grill, and fender flares done. I used duplicolor bed liner


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Did the steps to. Prep is everything. I sanded them to scuff em up, then sprayed with adhesion promoter, then bedliner. I think I may have needed to sand them more but I wanna redo them with a rubberized bedliner rather than the non rubberized like I have now. I think that will hold up better.

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I had the bumpers on my 08 media blasted and then powder coated to match my truck. Total was around $250. I love how it looks and its held up great so far, no rock chips or any signs of wear at all.

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All of these are good options. Mine are painted w/ base coat / clear coat to match the truck. If you can powder coat them, I think that would be a better way to go if you want them "color matched". Otherwise, the bedliner is a great idea.

Tip, you can sell your chrome bumpers, buy XL (non-chrome) bumpers and have them painted. That is the route I took. At the time, it worked out that I sold the chrome for more than the XL so had money left over.

Good luck. It will look nice no matter which way you decide to go.

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