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Old 07-20-2007, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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rattle can bumper match

Went to the dealer and he says no color code for the metal bumpers and no touch up paint he can order. It does not seem to be a true black. I tried a pep boys rattle can flat that is close but still seems like the color has some gray in it. Anyone touched up the bumper carnage?
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im leavin all my scuffs on there
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just spray paint the whole thing or line-x it
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Went to the dealer and he says no color code for the metal bumpers and no touch up paint he can order. It does not seem to be a true black. I tried a pep boys rattle can flat that is close but still seems like the color has some gray in it. Anyone touched up the bumper carnage?
No, I had a new one built
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Old 07-21-2007, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Its easy. You pull the bumper off, and paint it with the $0.98 cans of black spray paint you get at Wal-Mart. Either that or go get it re-chromed...

Its not really hurting anything either way even if you leave it on. You might even have someone look at it and go "WOW DID YOU DRIVE INTO A ROCK LIKE THEY DO IN THAT EXTREME COMMERCIAL??" which will give you +1 in social status.

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Old 07-22-2007, 09:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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no mall queen scratch. 2 large boder impacts that will rust quick. Line x peels off, I have seen that before. Oh well rattle can flat black it is.
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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From the time you have posted, till now, they should atleast be forming some kind of surface rust. But you live out west, so maybe you are the lucky. I usually get surface rust after a day or so.
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you near the salt? I have seen rust on Diffs in a matter of weeks, That's what makes it fun. Scrape some off, spray some on....repeat
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If you really want to match the paint-get a chip off it and have them match it with the "eye" (matchmaker or similar). Any good paint shop will have one.
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you near the salt? I have seen rust on Diffs in a matter of weeks, That's what makes it fun. Scrape some off, spray some on....repeat

Humidity. Oxidation. Rust.
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no mall queen scratch. 2 large boder impacts that will rust quick. Line x peels off, I have seen that before. Oh well rattle can flat black it is.
Ummmmm....what's a boder?....that's not supposed to be an "n" is it?
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You will learn that I am a functioal illeriate. Kinda like your friends retarted brother noone talks too.
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Jeebus, just man-up, take the friggin bumper off and rattle can it. There's quite a few kinds of spray paint at Home Depot that will work.
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Fount it at pep boys, did a little overspray for good measure.
Oh lookie here, some old friends
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