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Old 03 Jan 2012, 12:01 am
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Default Painted Black Bumper Question?

I was just wondering how to keep the paint on my bumper from coming off. I have painted it twice already and both times the paint is coming off. I scrub it before painting it and use the adhesion promoter. The paint on my back bumper has stayed on just fine. I just don't get it and am getting frustrated about it. My next step is to find a front and rear bumper from and new pt and installing that. Any tips would be awesome.
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 06:28 am
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Besides adding the adhesion promoter, some sort of flex agent has to be added because the bumper is flexible. Paint is rigid and if the flex isn't added, the paint will crack into a thousands of tiny spider cracks. Mine did it when I accidentally bumped into a pole. Had to have it painted again. BUT, the paint never fell or broke off so yours sounds like it was never really stuck to the bumper well in the first place.
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 08:24 am
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When I did mine I used a scrub pad to make them really dull then I cleaned them with some lacquer thinner. Then I used the adhesion promoter and paint them with black bumper paint. That was a year ago and they are still perfect.
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When I did mine I used a scrub pad to make them really dull then I cleaned them with some lacquer thinner. Then I used the adhesion promoter and paint them with black bumper paint. That was a year ago and they are still perfect.
You had a black bumper?
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 11:26 am
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You had a black bumper?
In my wife's 01 N/A. We have two PTs also.
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 12:33 pm
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Default Re: Painted Black Bumper Question?

i was gonna ask the same thing
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 02:54 pm
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In my wife's 01 N/A. We have two PTs also.
That wasnt clear, you said when I did mine.....
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