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Old 22 Mar 2005, 01:42 am
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I searched the database, but I did n't see an answer to the q I had in mind.

Does anyone know if the OEM bump pads can be dyed / painted to your vehicles color?????
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Dan,
go back and do a search for "tape marks" and I'm sure you will get a hit and find the answers you are looking for.
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Someone did it, but then regretted it. The pad is to prevent scratches. Paint it, and now the pad gets the scratches..[xx(]
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Someone did it, but then regretted it. The pad is to prevent scratches. Paint it, and now the pad gets the scratches..[xx(]
So true. [:0] Don't paint the pad as, IMHO, you will regret it [B)] in the long run.
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I searched the database, but I did n't see an answer to the q I had in mind.

Does anyone know if the OEM bump pads can be dyed / painted to your vehicles color?????
I have the bumper protector on my GT. I painted it to match the car. I found that IF you use a wire brush to rough up the surface, then use a plastic adhesive before you paint it, the paint stays on reasonably well. I do have to touch mine up from time to time but it is much better than the scratches my bumper would be getting from my Irish Wolfhounds toenails as he climbs over it. I would never be able to get the scratches out of the bumper. Is it maintenance free, NO. Does it help, in my case, YES. I used the spray paint available from Chrysler.

I wouldn't make this mod to a show car but on a daily driver that gets used it isn't bad. I touch up the paint on mine about once a year. Oh, I tried painting it without the plastic adhesive and the paint started coming off almost immediately.
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I don't know how it's holding up, but here's a photo of a friend of mine I met and helped out from the forums. He sent me this picture and I noticed he had the painted rear step pad. Hope he doesn't mind me posting his photo.



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If you don't really plan on using the back as MichaelDay or myself (dogs spoken here, or even the occasional Home Depot thing) then fine. It will look good and serve the perpose, to look clean and good[?]
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If you don't really plan on using the back as MichaelDay or myself (dogs spoken here, or even the occasional Home Depot thing) then fine. It will look good and serve the perpose, to look clean and good[?]
...of course if you don't plan on using the back, then you really don't need to put the pad on in the first place.
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If you don't really plan on using the back as MichaelDay or myself (dogs spoken here, or even the occasional Home Depot thing) then fine. It will look good and serve the perpose, to look clean and good[?]
...of course if you don't plan on using the back, then you really don't need to put the pad on in the first place.
So true, but some just like the look. After all, a mod is a mod.[?]
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[quote]quote:Originally posted by MichaelDay

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I have the bumper protector on my GT. I painted it to match the car. I found that IF you use a wire brush to rough up the surface, then use a plastic adhesive before you paint it, the paint stays on reasonably well. I do have to touch mine up from time to time but it is much better than the scratches my bumper would be getting from my Irish Wolfhounds toenails as he climbs over it. I would never be able to get the scratches out of the bumper. Is it maintenance free, NO. Does it help, in my case, YES. I used the spray paint available from Chrysler.

I wouldn't make this mod to a show car but on a daily driver that gets used it isn't bad. I touch up the paint on mine about once a year. Oh, I tried painting it without the plastic adhesive and the paint started coming off almost immediately.
Thats what I needed to hear...thanks Michael.

I don't mind patching the bumper pad, just don't wanna destroy the paint on the bumper loading server system boards in and out of it on a daily basis. It'll also keep my Austr. Shepherd's nails off of it too.

Thanks to everyone who replied.
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