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Old 10-24-2005, 11:50 AM
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Painting rubber bumper covers?

Question on painting rubber bumper cover on a late model vehicle, what extra steps are in volved in doing this? I am sure there are additives to the paint for flexibility but what preperation is required?
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Old 10-24-2005, 10:02 PM
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Question on painting rubber bumper cover on a late model vehicle, what extra steps are in volved in doing this? I am sure there are additives to the paint for flexibility but what preperation is required?
Thanks in advanced!
Special filler is available for dings, chips, cuts. Flex additive for the paint.
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It depends, if you are painting over the original paint, there really isn't anything special at all. In fact, you don't use a flex additive with any paint system I know of these days.

If you are painting new bare plastic which is very rare, you would use an adhesion promotor prior to painting.

One of the biggest tricks is cleaning. Wash with soap and water, and then a waterborne wax and grease remover. Then scuff with a white scuff pad with an abrasive scuff gel, wax and grease again and paint.

Check with the paint system you plan on using and there are usually well laid out procedures with products to go along with them.

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Old 10-25-2005, 06:34 AM
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A lot of people here including me like the adhesion promoter "bulldog"
for new plastic before painting and/or priming.
You can also get it in a spray can. I actually saw it being sold
at Wall-Mart.
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Thanks Gents! I usually have a local guy do my late model (insurance) work and I stick to the old cars. This time however it's up to me and this whole plastic thing caught me off guard. Thanks for the info, I knew I would get a straight answer here

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