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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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JCR Bumpers

Ok. Chris ordered and received new bumpers for the Jeep. We have a friend who has offered (for some kind of fee) to powder coat them. That is what his company does.

Since I am not the Jeeper, would that be better than rattle can spraying them with Rustoleum primer and paint? I'm thinking of having them done for him for Xmas.

I am, of course, hoping he doesn't see this posting.

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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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Yes powder coating is great, but I had my bumper professionally painted and it was just as good if not better.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Plus side to professional paint is you can get it to match oem colors.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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I had a tractor black paint professionally done. Also it was blasted and painted. I saved money since I didn't need a clear. I wouldn't do it any other way. Mine has took a lot of bumps and so far no touch ups needed. Only was about $240. Well worth it. Also did my rock sliders at the same time.

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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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I prefer paint so I can redo it anytime I want.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #6
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JCR talked about putting a powder line in next year.

Until then, truck bed coating. It comes in colors too.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:17 PM   #7
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Don't powder coat. It will eventually crack rust any you can't fix it. Just rattle it or give it quality paint so it can be fixed in the future.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #8
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #9
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As a primer that will rock. Then color it to your jeep.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #10
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I don't know about POR15, but the other "chassies saver" paint is terrible with UV rays.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #11
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I don't know about POR15, but the other "chassies saver" paint is terrible with UV rays.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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It is. They sell a UV blocker/cover application.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #13
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I don't know about POR15, but the other "chassies saver" paint is terrible with UV rays.
You are supposed to paint over POR-15 with topcoat (POR-15 sells in factory colors or you can use something from your paint store) when it dries to tacky. Prep of the surface is critical too, as with any paint job. All you have to do is read the instructions to know this, unfortunately there are a bunch of idiots out there that don't bother to read before they paint...
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #14
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I prefer paint so I can redo it anytime I want.
/\ This. Unless you are only mall crawling and never plan to scratch the bumpers.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #15
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POR paint sucks. I will never use it again, I may not have used the converter first though and it was on smooth solid metal. It is for nasty, rusty metal.

If they are very rusty it could be an option but then why not clean and paint them properly.

Epoxy is what I use when I want it to last. Most Epoxies need to be topcoated though so finish with a topcoat of your choice otherwise it will get a little chalky.

Usually for spray bomb jobs I use Black Satin Rustoleum.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #16
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I may not have used the converter first though and it was on smooth solid metal.
Stop right there. I think you said enough.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #17
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Powder coat is garbage. There is no way to prevent rust under the powder. You need to use some kind of two part epoxy primer, with a good metal prep on bare metal....OR IT WILL FAIL.....That means paint or powder. Its all in the prep work. Half the people wont use this advise because there is extra labor involved, and powder coating is cheaper, so they go that route, just to have their parts start rusting a year down the road. Save your money and have them professionally painted by a qualified shop.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #18
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Powder coat is garbage. There is no way to prevent rust under the powder. You need to use some kind of two part epoxy primer, with a good metal prep on bare metal....OR IT WILL FAIL.....That means paint or powder. Its all in the prep work. Half the people wont use this advise because there is extra labor involved, and powder coating is cheap. Save your money and have them professionally painted by a qualified shop.
We always get our pipe racks on our trucks powder coated. They get beat to shit and hold up like a champ. I have never seen paint that would hold up that good.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #19
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We always get our pipe racks on our trucks powder coated. They get beat to shit and hold up like a champ. I have never seen paint that would hold up that good.
What are your pipes racks Chad? Maybe if they aren't exposed to the elements like slat and road debris, I could see the powder holding up better in a decent environment.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #20
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Its just my opinion, but I think a good quality single stage urethane paint is a lot more durable than powder coating. It may get scratched easier than powder, but I know for a fact that it will not flake and fall off if it gets chipped like powder will. And once the powder starts to chip and fail its over. There is no way to stop the metal from rusting under the powder. The part has to be completely clean and bare metal for the coating process. The powder has no corrosion protection in it.....The metal will rust under the powder. With paint, the part can be metal prepped, primed with a two part epoxy primer and painted. It will not rust. It may scratch. but its not going to fall off like powder will.
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