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Old 02-26-2012, 07:39 PM
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I recently took possession of some aftermarket front and rear bumpers for my 2012 Wrangler. I am not entirely thrilled with the way they came out. They look great from 10 feet away but up close, you can see the bare steel in certain spots and the welds aren't too pretty. They're too big to put into my sandblaster to strip everything off and do it right so is it possible to powdercoat over powdercoat? Or do I have to bring it to a different shop to get it down to bare steel before I go any further with them? Thanks
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:36 PM
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You've gotta take the old powdercoat off. Most P.C. shops burn the old paint off, then sandblast the part. The bare metal is essential for the process to work.
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x2. Sandblast then powder coat.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:52 AM
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If a factory can powder coat they certainly should be able to handle a little old bumper, at least the two I have dealt with in the past. Sand blast or dip to strip.
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Not going back to the factory I got it from. Its a little bigger than a "little old bumper"


Thanks for the replies. I'm not teribly familiar with the powdercoat process. I'd imagine that it gets a layer, or layers of primer underneath. Is this correct? I live near the beach and rust is a major issue. Extra precautionary anti-rust measures need to be taken. Rust-oleum primer possibly? Is there such thing as heavy duty powdercoat or something along those lines? I have a lot of cash already in these bumpers and don't want to them to rust out in a year like they did on my other Jeep
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Friend of mine has a PC business. He always uses a 2 step process. The first is some kind of PC primer thats gray in color followed by the finish PC. He says it's much more corrosion resistant.
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Un-attach your sand blast fittings, hook them back together outside the box and sandblast it outside of the enclosure
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Boatless33 View Post
Its a little bigger than a "little old bumper"

It's a little old bumper if you are thinking in terms of 30 - 40 ft trailers and 60 - 80 18" "I" beams.

I'm not thinking of little powder coating fascilities out back of the NAPA store, I'm talking about factories 50 times the size of the NAPA store.

And yes after the bumper is stripped down to bare metal, epoxy priming is worth the money.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
It's a little old bumper if you are thinking in terms of 30 - 40 ft trailers and 60 - 80 18" "I" beams.

I'm not thinking of little powder coating fascilities out back of the NAPA store, I'm talking about factories 50 times the size of the NAPA store.

And yes after the bumper is stripped down to bare metal, epoxy priming is worth the money.
Haha you are right. I need something a little bigger when I get around to having these done



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