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 Post subject: bumper repair and paint info needed. !!
Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:53 pm 
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alright let's not go into detail upon how i acquired this :oops:
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but it's a problem, that i am to fix.
my question, what do i need to prep it for paint, my supply outlet will the the local autobarn (or supercheap) and while i'm at it, i might have a go at fixing up some stone chips on my bumper and keymarks on the door.
i'm under the impression that all i'll need is sanding supplies, body filler, primer, paint and clear.
will i have to buff it to even it out afterwards? and will a woolen gyro buffer pad do for that?
also, i'm getting the paint color matched at autobarn (unless refferred better), will a spray can do a decent enough finish?
excuse my lack of knowledge.

 

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 Post subject: Re: bumper repair and paint info needed. !!
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: bumper repair and paint info needed. !!
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:39 am 
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You'll spend $100 on prepwork and paint and it'll still look crap from a can.

I'd keep my $100 and run around to DIY wreckers until a cleaner one comes up.

 

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 Post subject: Re: bumper repair and paint info needed. !!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:10 am 
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yeah i suppose. i'm taking your advice and going on a mish in the morn for a new one at wreckers.
whats the prob with can color match, bad finish, color variation orr...

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:52 am 
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teeroy wrote:
alright let's not go into detail upon how i acquired this :oops:


Hey ive got one of those! damn pole backed right into me...

 

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 Post subject: Re: bumper repair and paint info needed. !!
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:06 pm 
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hey mate i think a better option than autobarn would be Olarenshaws in sunshine for paint mixing they do a great job. heres a link to their website http://www.olarenshaws.com.au/
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Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:07 pm 
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Prepping material can be cheap, I think I spent $30 for body work stuff. Get some latex gloves as well...wet/dry sand paper + skin is never good...you won't feel any pain until your skin is gone.

Paint, best to get an air compressor and spray gun rather than spray cans. Spray cans won't do the job you want, it will make it look out of place and funny. Best to get some practice on some spare panels...or find yourself a cheap rear bumper and practice/start on that while you drive around with your existing one. Paint can be expensive. Also, don't mix acrylic with enamel paint.

In saying that, it all comes down to preparation. With enough preparation, paint out of a can, can actually come out pretty good. I'll use my race bike as an example...I must say it came out pretty well for a whole lot of spray cans for a first attempt. Also, you need a lot of patience and repition work when painting...if you don't like to watch paint dry/grass grow or repeat sanding...you can make things worse by rushing it.

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