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what color to paint my new bumpers?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Impex, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. Impex

    Impex 1/2 ton status

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    I just got bumpers made and im not done yet, i still want a front bumper and rock slider built. I also want a (mainly for looks) but a race looking roll cage in the bed. But im not sure what color to paint these and i need your help...thanks


    also, the exhaust has not been re-routed yet so that's not going to stay like that, and i also plan to mount reverse lights and my license plate probably wouldn't be a bad idea either [​IMG]

    http://www.users.qwest.net/~adamfam/bumper07.jpg

    http://www.users.qwest.net/~adamfam/bumper10.jpg

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.users.qwest.net/~adamfam/bumper11.jpg>http://www.users.qwest.net/~adamfam/bumper11.jpg</a>

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Impex on 08/17/01 11:49 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. wayne

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    Black would look cool.

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  3. muddin4fun

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    That is a bad ars bumper there!

    I agree. Semi gloss black.

    It's been lovely, but I have to scream now.

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    Fushia with pink polkadots and white frill on the edge [​IMG]

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  5. 88streetblaze

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    *insert one joke about stipes making it look so much thinner it looks like s-10*.....


    ..black all the way, or if you can afford it chrome it.
     
  6. Impex

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    hey grim i never thought of that! [​IMG]

    im also going to get the bed rhino lined (inside) instead of that ugly primer. what do you guys think of a bright yellow?
     
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    Chrome!!!

    Learning to fry bacon!! [​IMG]
    3/4 in progress[​IMG]
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  8. Grim-Reaper

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    Hay just got around to looking at the link...THOSE ARE SWEET! Nice job!

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  9. FRIZZLEFRY

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    Black powder coat would be cool.

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  10. tlarsw

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    Powder coat is great unless you run rocks like I do. Tore the $#!T out of my powder coat.

    I went with the 80% gloss black with clearcoat. Looks great if you don't plan on running rocks. They can be polished and waxed to a high luster. It's impossible to match with paint after you scratch them up.

    Here are a couple of pics of my bumpers powder coated. (before I chewed them up)

    http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=1462972&amp;a=11000083&amp;p=51750384&amp;f=0

    http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=1462972&amp;a=11000083&amp;p=50701118&amp;f=0


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  11. rocko

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    Black.. I painted my stock front bumper black..
    Black goes with any color !!!

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    "Black paint" for sure. It looks tough and is easy to match. Will look good on anything and is cheap!

    Can sand and repaint anytime you want to.

    1986 K10 TPI350/NV4500/Gen2 Doubler/D60(ARB)/14FF(Detroit)/4.56 gears
     
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    My vote goes for black too!

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  14. talldogg

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    Impex,
    I think black would be too drastic against the red of your truck. I'd recommend a dark grey, like gun metal grey or titanium.
    BTW Killer bumper, as for the roll cage I'd run it into the cab and include a shock hoop on the back for some long travel shocks. If you're going the pre-runner route, you might as well go all the way.

    If it doesn't sit on a frame, then it isn't a truck.
     
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    there isn't any squabling here,
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    Black would look cool.

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    I agree. Semi gloss black.

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    ..black all the way,

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    Black powder coat would be cool.

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    Black.. I painted my stock front bumper black..
    Black goes with any color !!!

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    "Black paint" for sure. It looks tough and is easy to match. Will look good on anything and is cheap!

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    My vote goes for black too!

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    Chrome!!!!

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    black is prefered by 9 out of 10 CK5 users or something around 90%

    or it was until the two posts right above me....
    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 88streetblaze on 08/17/01 01:11 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  17. talldogg

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    Ya, there's no squabling here. He'll go with the grey, watch![​IMG]

    If it doesn't sit on a frame, then it isn't a truck.
     
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    just as long as the name of the color has less the five letters in it, then it will more than likely look fine....
     
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    So pink is okay????? Just messin' with ya.

    If it doesn't sit on a frame, then it isn't a truck.
     
  20. tlarsw

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    Black looks great with red. Look at my truck!!! I get alot of comments on my bumpers.

    I though about chrome, but was told that it weakens the metal and the plating doesn't work to well on tight corners (like at a right angle or welds). This means alot of maintenance to keep away rust.

    http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1462972&amp;a=11000083&amp;f=0



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