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Painting Bumpers???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wuilfe, Aug 4, 2001.

  1. wuilfe

    wuilfe Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I've got a 1987 K5 that's in pretty good shape, but I'm slowly going to restore to its former glory.

    The bumpers on the truck aren't terrible, but the chrome is pitted and it's threatening to rust. Eventually, I'm probably going to get aftermarket bumpers, but I'd like to do something for the time being. What do you think of the idea of stripping the chrome and painting the bumpers black? Would normal bumper paint provide a good and attractive coating without looking stupid? Do you know of any good rubber/plastic spray on coating I could use (besides the bedliner sprays--I don't want the texture)? I'd like to use something that lays on thicker than normal spray paint. Has anyone tried this and gotten good results? Any advice?

    Thanks for any information.
     
  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    For cheap and easy, after you get the chrome stripped spray them with an etching primer/surfacer, and then go over them with Krylon's Appliance Epoxy - It comes in quite a few colors and is tougher than nails.

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  3. Redfrog

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    Mine are powder coated, they look pretty good.
    I would try that before painting them just my 2cents


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