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Old 07-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Anybody know if I'd be able to get this looking new? When I first got it, there was no motor so we had to put it on a car dolly. While loading it, the dolly was too high. Ended up messing the crap outta my bumper. Would it be better to have a body shop do it?
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Anybody know if I'd be able to get this looking new? When I first got it, there was no motor so we had to put it on a car dolly. While loading it, the dolly was too high. Ended up messing the crap outta my bumper. Would it be better to have a body shop do it?
Depends on the expectations you have. Touch up paint looks good from a few feet.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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Not really looking to get a show room finish. Just want something better than scuffs lol
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buy two cans of sonic blue and a can of high gloss clear (both can be found at Advance because thats where i order my sonic blue from)...just respray the whole thing and clear it...set you back $20
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Okay. I wouldn't need to re primer it?
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Okay. I wouldn't need to re primer it?
No, just sand it smooth. An 800 grit. Paint with several very light coats of sonic blue (15 minutes flash time between coats, then 4-6 light coats of clear. Its not going to look good at that point. You then should wet sand the whole bumper with a 1500-2000 grit, then polish the bumper with a quality polish.

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Looks pretty good. I'll try it out this weekend and post pics when I'm done. Hopefully all goes well.
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Looks pretty good. I'll try it out this weekend and post pics when I'm done. Hopefully all goes well.
Keep in mind with the bigger smoother surfaces of the bumper it will be difficult to get a smooth finish. Just take your time, and pay attention. Painting the whole bumper with duplicolor perfect match will take a whole after noon. Also make sure you setup some sort of paint booth ( a garage works fine, just make sure its well ventilated). Don't do this out in your driveway!

I forgot to mention earlier. Use a tack clothe before you start spraying the paint to make sure you get the super fine dust particals from sanding off of it. A good paint job is only as good as its prep work.
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Will do! Thanks!
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Will do! Thanks!
Sure thing, post pics during your project and good luck!
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Can I use anything on this. I think it broke in half Idk I bought it like that. I don't want a new bumper. Would some touch up paint and bondo work

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Bondo might work if you're willing to hold it in place for about 10 minutes then sand it down to shape it with the surrounding areas. Then primer, sand, primer, sand, primer and sand again lol.
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If you use bondo First time you bump something it will crack again , they make something for plastics like bondo tho
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i would use wire to connect them make a few holes to run the wore through tighten it from the bottom n make sure it's even n right then use bondo n apply later by player n let it dry fully after that you sand it even n paint it should be good for a while unless you get directly not there again
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Thank you. That sounds like a lot of work but oh well I'll give it a try. What grit sand paper should I use
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U think some touch up paint can fix this to?
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You'll be alright with some duct tape.
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U think some touch up paint can fix this to?
that'll buff right out bro! no sweat :p
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that'll buff right out bro! no sweat :p
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U think some touch up paint can fix this to?
Use some flex seal, don't want any leaks!
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and dont forget bondo

what about this one

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and dont forget bondo

what about this one
Dude. Just put some wax on it it will look brand spankin new
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