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Herculing my custom bumper w/swing out, got a couple ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88K5Jimmy, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I am thinking about Herculining my new rear bumper and was wondering what type of UV protectant to put on it to keep it shiny. I wasn't planning on coating it with Herc, but I want something that will last better than paint and powdercoat. I know powdercoating makes it shiny but it as prone to chiping as paint. (The guy who powdercoated my wheels informed me of this) So if any of you guys have any ideas of a bedliner type product or something that will stand up to rock dings and such, I'm all ears and what type of UV protectant should I use?

    Thanks guys
    Ross
     
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    cant offer UV protection advice but remember that herculiner is very granual. It does not com out anywheres near to smooth uniform coverage. I did a bumper with it and was not to happy with the results. Just some input. It was a truck bumper and came out quite ruff!
     
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    You can thin out Herculiner with XYLOL. It is still rough. But not as bad.. You can use any UV prodectat(sp) That you can get at a Hardware store..Just get the clear finish..Not the mat finish..
     
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    After you paint it with the herculier, and it dries, spray paint it with some glossy rustoleum. I did mine last year and it looks as good as the day I rolled it all over my blazer. /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
     
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    Thanks guys, anybody else have any ideas??
     

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