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Old September 9th, 2011, 03:17 PM   #1
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Painting stuff

My front bumber needs a new paint job, bad!

I'm not all that hip to powder coating. So I'm looking for a good durable/hard/long lasting paint to use after I get it stripped down.

Also want to paint my rims black. Like a flat black. And these are aluminum. Looking for the same thing, maybe the same paint for both?

Any opinions?
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Old September 9th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Not a fan of powder coat either!!!!
I have had good luck with a good self etching primer and automotive paint
With hardener added.
Just let your paint supply dealer know what you are going to paint.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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Valspar tractor and implement paint + enamel hardener from TSC. Cheap and durable. I use it on frames, axles, trailers, etc. and it holds up great.

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Old September 9th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #4
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Look for Chassis Saver, stuff is Bulletproof and requires no primer. Comes in black, flat black and aluminum, might be other colors too.

Have used it on everything from frames, to wheels to a trailer. Stuff rocks.

Just wear gloves cause it will not come off your skin for a long time!
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #5
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On steel, Etching Primer and Rustoleum Hammered. Been on the Tracker for years. Easy to touch up.
On Aluminum, good luck getting it clean enough and getting the paint to stick.
The paint guys here can probably reccommend a primer tht might work but I've never had much luck with alum.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #6
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Can you get the rims anadoized? I had some shocks on a RC car that looked pretty cool with a black hard coat of some sort.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 07:24 PM   #7
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Look for Chassis Saver, stuff is Bulletproof and requires no primer. Comes in black, flat black and aluminum, might be other colors too.

Have used it on everything from frames, to wheels to a trailer. Stuff rocks.

Just wear gloves cause it will not come off your skin for a long time!

X2 This stuff has been on my Jeep frame & bumpers for 4+ years now and it still looks great. You won't be sorry.
http://www.magnetpaints.com/underbody.asp
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Old September 9th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #8
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My only experience with powder coat was not successful. Paint only seems to stick to aluminum where I don't want it.

Was I any help? LOL
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Old September 9th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #9
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i had been looking into tuff paint and ive got my mind set on por15... its supposed to be some tuff stuff
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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #10
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For paint to work on aluminum it will need to be media blasted.
All the other recomondations are good for the bumper,it depends what you want to spend.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #11
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i just finished a front bumper for my wifes jeep. i was in a pinch for time and was looking for a "paint" to apply. i ended up with rustoleum truck bed liner. its not really a bed liner. its like a textured paint.
its really thin, multiple coats do not build to a bedliner thickness. i was not impressed with it. i do like the texture though. if it holds up for a while(im betting it wont)i will be happy. i used duplicolor bed liner on my old tj's bumper it looked great for a couple months. have you thought of some implement paint from tractor supply? an oil based enamel for equipment could work i bet. its super thick and takes forever to dry though. how is the boat trailer holding up? its an oil based enamel. it was pretty rusty b4 i painted it. i knocked off the loose stuff, and brushed it. it looked good last time i saw it.
what ever paint you use get some hardner, it makes a big difference.

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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #12
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I want a Sattin finish, especially on the rims. I like the idea of chassis saver, but not sure how it would look sprayed on, if it would have a nice smooth sattin look to it.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #13
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And I've been reading that I really need strip it well and use a good etching primer. In fact, if I use a good enough primer (like the green etching stuff) that I might even get a way with a rustoleum spray paint.

All of my stuff on my last Jeep I made, and I got some industrial green etching primer, and 6-7 years later, my cheap black paint was still holding up well. Maybe this is the thing to do again. I was just winging it before.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #14
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DP-90 epoxy primer, it's satin black and holds up like nothing else.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #15
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x2 on Rustoleum Hammered - I use it on my bumpers, tire rack, etc... and it holds up well and it easy to touch up/fix. Texture & finish cover up mistakes and fixes well.

I did my rocker guards with POR-15 covered with rattle can bedliner. Tough and easily fixable.

POR-15 is tough, but fussy and unforgiving on surface prep and application. Eastwood Rust Encapsulator is similarly good and less fussy.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 03:26 PM   #16
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DP-90 epoxy primer, it's satin black and holds up like nothing else.
I'll look into this, thanks.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #17
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Dp90 is not an etching primer it will need to be sealed by mixing it with proper reducer

Transtar makes a nice etching primer in a spaybomb that will work on aluminum and steel however for best results I would sand blast the rims and the bumpers and make sure to use a wax and grease remover just before spraying

You can then top coat it with rustoleum spraybomb

I also like the chassis saver but you should still sandblast parts first I have had it peal before from poor prep work


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Old September 12th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #18
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If you want 2 stage durabilty and dont mind spending the money PPG has a clear thats been out for a couple of years now that gives a very flat smooth look that is easy to spray and tough as hell



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Old September 13th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #19
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danimal is correct. the transtar stuff is great. kinda pricey, but it works.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #20
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Sandblast, proper prep, DP90, and top with one those listed below

Dp90 is an epoxy it will fade in sun and you do not need to etch prime.

Kirker hotrod black (single stage)
SEM Hotrod black (single stage)
SEM Trim black(Enamel??)
Hotrod Flatz (simgle stage) Supposedly PPG Omni with flattener
Sikkens Ralley black (single stage)
Dupont Hot Hues (single stage)
John Deer Blitz black. (Implement paint)
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