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Old 06-27-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Painting rims/ bumper questions

2 questions:

1. My front bumper is peeling out like cracker. How can I remove the old paint without causing damages to the bumper?

2. Someone reccomend me engine paint for the rims ( with the appropiate process to paint them, obviously ). What do you think about it? Anyone who has used it?

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Old 06-27-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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you can use high heat temp 500 degrees engine paint. but before you paint it make sure you sand and primer the wheels or pealing will occur.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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And what about the bumper?
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:57 PM   #5
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And what about the bumper?
as for the bumper do you really want to spray paint it? if you are you can use high heat as well paint but color would not match with your factory color unless your just painting the bumper blk. also for a nice finish get clear coat made by krylon. one of the best ones out there. if you need more advice let me know so that i may be able to help you out.

on a side note you can wet sand it down to remove and smooth out the old paint then primer.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:13 PM   #6
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as for the bumper do you really want to spray paint it? if you are you can use high heat as well paint but color would not match with your factory color unless your just painting the bumper blk. also for a nice finish get clear coat made by krylon. one of the best ones out there. if you need more advice let me know so that i may be able to help you out.

on a side note you can wet sand it down to remove and smooth out the old paint then primer.

No no, I just wanna remove the old bumper paint. It's peeling off and seems like the person who paint never used sandpaper for it because it's super smooth and black on the peeled parts. If I remove all the paint and there's no damage I would leave it like that for a while or spray paint it, in that case I'll look for the perfect match custom made paint on the shop (like $15 per can) or re-paint black. No engine paint for it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:34 AM   #8
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To answer your question it sounds like your bumper has ben repainted. It sounds like who ever repainted it did not use the right kind of paint.
The paint for the body of your car drys and becomes brittle.
Our cars have plastic bumpers and when you push another car or hit/get hit they flex by design. if they where repainted with brittle paint it will crack and peal.
They make a paint for plastic bumpers ( it come on our cars when they are new) that will flex and not crack upon impact.
The police ramed the back of my car,well it felt like that but they let my car stop there ugly ass undercover minivan and it busted the front of there ugly ass minivan up but it did not do ANYTHING at all to my car.
I am posting the next part because I know people will ask questions like why did the cops do that, if you want to know then read it
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:09 AM   #9
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Seem It was as you said, wrong paint or wrong process, My front bumper is peeling out like cracker. How can I remove the old paint without causing damages (deep scratches) to the bumper?
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:08 PM   #10
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It's the rust-o-leum wheel paint from Autozone a good one?
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:45 PM   #11
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Powder coat them. You can get a powder coater from harbor fright for like 75 bucks and a cheap oven off creagslist.
My friend did that,it works really good. He charges people to powder coat stuff. He has less then 100 into the set up.He has made that back Meany times over tho powder coating stuff for people. He has powder coated quad rims and they look good.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:46 AM   #12
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Powder coat them. You can get a powder coater from harbor fright for like 75 bucks and a cheap oven off creagslist.
My friend did that,it works really good. He charges people to powder coat stuff. He has less then 100 into the set up.He has made that back Meany times over tho powder coating stuff for people. He has powder coated quad rims and they look good.
Good idea, but my butget obligates me to find the best economic DIY way. I believe a few friends on this forum have to be on the same situation. Thanks anyway.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:24 AM   #13
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you can use high heat temp 500 degrees engine paint. but before you paint it make sure you sand and primer the wheels or pealing will occur.
Engine paint needs to cure properly before it is resistant to chemicals. The curing process for engine enamel is usually somewhere around 200 degrees. Engine temperatures usually cure the paint automatically once they reach operating temperature. It is very durable after it cures too. But to properly cure engine enamel on wheels would require a huge oven.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:09 AM   #14
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so you acted like a d***hole to the guy, then dont answer his question, then try to hijack his thread with a link that has no useful information whatsoever? noice.

I cant comment much on the bumper part because I have no experience really with panting them.

for the wheels start with a clean area. freshly swept garage or shed, or lay tarp/bis quine down in your work area so you dont have to worry about dirt . I use a box fan on each side of my work area one blowing air at me and one pulling air away from me for circulation and to keep paint/dust particles from landing on the wheel during paint. the one blowing at me i normally tape an air filter onto so that it doesnt introduce dust into my work area. kinda like a jury rigged paint booth if you will.

You can rattle can them with pretty much any spray paint. I've never used engine temp paint. normally I sand the current finish with 4-600 grit sandpaper on rough spots, then increase to 1000 grit for the entire wheel to clean up the finish rough it all up. If there is no finish or you plan to strip the metal to bare, you will need to use an alum primer or etching since alum oxidizes almost immediately in its bare state.

Spray paint using soft, quick strokes from ~12-18" away. it'll take a few coats to get all the color on, but you dont want enough wet paint on there at any given time that it could run. after you have a few coats and are happy with the overall finish you can start clearing. I normally go to a paint store and get automotive clear in aerosol form. basically repeat the exact same steps as the paint, use soft, quick strokes from far, you dont want clear to run or it will settle in the creases in the alloy or in the steps of your lip and will give an odd frosted look.

If you have a compressor spray gun its same steps with whatever automotive paint/clear you like

let dry and good to go

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Old 07-01-2011, 11:57 PM   #15
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The most i like in this forum is the help sense, maturity an the respect, How can I attempt to waste that myself?

Good info. So, the primer isn't indispensable, or am I misunderstanding that?
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:28 PM   #16
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So my 91 se does not have the original bumper. It has ben replaced and repainted.
here is how it was waeh I got the car


By thepowderblue at 2011-04-11

Then I went out and sprayed it with the high pressure nozzle on the hose and most of it peeled off.


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Old 07-02-2011, 08:33 PM   #17
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OK, I thought bout that too.
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