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Old 07-24-2012, 07:10 AM
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Process when painting car with urethane bumpers

I'm painting a 85 Monte Carlo SS with urethane bumper covers and I am considering what steps to go through.

I have planned on only using epoxy and then SS urethane paint on the bumpers which are prepped with 400 grit. While the body is prepped with 180 and will get epoxy, 2K surfacer and then SS. Just curious what process you guys usually use.

Since I don't want to use a surfacer on the bumpers I've considered addressing them separately. I've considered a couple of ways.
1. Shooting everything with epoxy, mask the bumpers while I shoot the body with surfacer. Then after blocking out the body, sanding the epoxy on the bumpers with 400 so they are ready for the SS.
2. Shoot the body with the primers and block it out while keeping the bumpers masked and raw. Then addressing the bumpers first by shooting epoxy followed by SS to cross-link. Then I would mask the bumpers up while I shoot the body with the SS.

What is your usual process?
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