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painting bumpers and other parts with bed liner

Well I went ahead and started painting parts on the truck. I pulled the rear bumper off and painted it with the dupli-color bed liner paint. If everything looks good and dry in the morning I will mount it back up and post some pics of the process. Next I will be going on to my front bumper. And eventually I want to black everything out. Do you guys think it would look good if I did my grill with the same paint? I was also considering doing my wheels and if they turn out bad I will just get them powder coated. Here are some pics with truck as is. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks



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how many coats did you end up doing?


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I don't think the grill would look good painted with bedliner!!?!!!


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I don't think the grill would look good painted with bedliner!!?!!!
my grill is done that way

here is a pic... you can barely tell its done with it... both the bumpers and the grill are done with the same material.... i think his would look good with both bumpers and the grill


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how many coats did you end up doing?
around 3 coats of primer and 4 coats of bed-liner
I will load some pics up in a minute of how it looks now

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I would leave the wheels chrome. Red wheels would make it look like a clown truck.
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I painted my grill wit the same paint, but it started chipping after a while, and I ended up repainting it with krylon..Granted when I did It I only used 2 coats of primer, and 2 coats of paint.
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I would leave the wheels chrome. Red wheels would make it look like a clown truck.
No I would paint the wheels with bed-liner or get them powder coated black. I agree it would look terrible with red wheels.

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I painted my grill wit the same paint, but it started chipping after a while, and I ended up repainting it with krylon..Granted when I did It I only used 2 coats of primer, and 2 coats of paint.
i have had mine painted for over a year now... only reason it chipped was because of rocks... but it was very minimal and all i did was patch it up....


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pics of painting bumper

here are some pics of the process




hopefully the rain will stop and I will be able to mount it up tomorrow

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