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opinions - bumper appearance

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by vortec, Nov 3, 2006.

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Would a painted rear bumper and chrome front look ok, together?

  1. sure, i'd do it on my mine (or already have)

    33.3%
  2. not bad. much better than huge rust spots

    23.1%
  3. might get away with it on an old 4x4, so whatever

    15.4%
  4. not terrible, but i'd never do it

    15.4%
  5. what are you thinking?!? that would look stupid!!!

    12.8%
  1. vortec

    vortec 1/2 ton status

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    my front bumper looks great, but rear bumper is rusted all to H3LL on the driver's side, where the po let the chrome flake off, and the passenger side has some rust spots. new bumpers cost more than i want to spend, and most junkyard bumpers i've seen aren't that great. plus, this one could be fun to mess with, like installing backup lights in it, or something (functional, no ricer stuff) what do you guys think, would it look stupid to paint it white (body color), black, etc. and leave the front as-is. i don't want to mess up a perfectly good chrome front bumper.
     
  2. MattK

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    not a bad idea. i think black might look better than white though.
     
  3. xpndbl3

    xpndbl3 1/2 ton status

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    i'd paint them black and not worry about the rear, a flat black would look sweet. I'm debating cutting holes in mine to put in some reverse lights or i'll just mount them under the bumper and hope they don't get ripped off.
     
  4. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Both of mine are black on my white Burb.
     
  5. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    um pictures would help a lot...
     
  6. Metrodps

    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    my truck came stock with a chrome front and painted silver rear. neither off them are on the truck anymore, but I didn't even think about the fact that they were different till now. up until this year new chevy work trucks came with the same combo chrome front-painted rear.
     
  8. gmcburb1965

    gmcburb1965 clever user title

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    Rocks and mud make them all look the same eventually; unless you just cruise the mall. A testimony to your prowess on the trail.
     

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