Bumper cover painting - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 10:10 AM
eric302's Avatar
Why be normal?
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Waukesha WI
Age: 59
Posts: 122
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bumper cover painting

I'm looking for an opinion from you guys that do this everyday. I am painting new CAPA covers from Keystone for a 2007 Camry. The instructions included with them say that they are primered and basically need a good cleaning, scuff and paint. Apparently the other ones I have done weren't primed because I cleaned them good(SPI waterborne cleaner),scuff, adhesion promoter, SPI epoxy, color and clear. I am using Chroma base for my color and SPI universal clear. Thanks.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 05:17 PM
carolinacustoms's Avatar
Automotive Extraordinaire
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Connelly Springs NC
Age: 31
Posts: 988
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 363
Thanked 246 Times in 210 Posts
Most of the time, the CAPA certified bumpers are pre-primed. I follow the instruction sheet that comes with them (some are just stickers on the inside of the bumper). I wash them with Dawn, then use water with a little dawn in it to scuff them up wet with a red scothbrite (or gray if its a metallic or pearl), rinse and let it dry, clean with waterborne W&G, let it dry at least 30 minutes than spray a sealer coat of reduced SPI epoxy, followed by the base and clear. You may want to call Barry before using the Chromabase though, DuPont has been reformulating the Chroma and has been having a lot of issues from what I am reading.

Kelly
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-17-2014, 07:23 PM
mitmaks's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Grille
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Washington
Age: 31
Posts: 1,599
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
I like to use scuffing paste when prepping bumper cover or any other panel for repaint. Every manufacturer has their own, SEM makes their own version as well as Sherwin Williams.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2014, 06:51 AM
eric302's Avatar
Why be normal?
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Waukesha WI
Age: 59
Posts: 122
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the suggestions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-25-2014, 06:39 AM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 54
Posts: 6,211
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 28
Thanked 468 Times in 396 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by mitmaks View Post
I like to use scuffing paste when prepping bumper cover or any other panel for repaint. Every manufacturer has their own, SEM makes their own version as well as Sherwin Williams.
great stuff,
just be sure you wash it all off and your good to go...The primer they use on keysone type covers and sheetmetal isnt very good so a good coat of SPI epoxy ensures a good long lasting job
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-27-2014, 10:54 AM
eric302's Avatar
Why be normal?
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Waukesha WI
Age: 59
Posts: 122
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks DBM. I am very picky about washing parts. Dawn dish soap is my friend.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
aftermarket bumper cover Nastynotch347 Body - Exterior 2 03-28-2011 07:34 PM
Plastic bumper cover Polish Painter Body - Exterior 5 02-28-2008 09:02 PM
Skim Coat Bumper Cover??? 1ownerT Body - Exterior 1 08-20-2007 01:47 PM
Bumper cover repair question mattmanuel Body - Exterior 4 10-11-2005 03:49 PM
bumper painting Over Dose Body - Exterior 4 10-21-2003 01:50 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.