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Old 01-26-2015, 08:59 AM   #1
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Bumper & tongue refinish

Im getting ready to check this off my list. The bumper & tongue have several layers of caked on paint from the PO. Im planning on having it media blasted (with special care to blast only whats needed) down to bare metal then primed/paint or use the POR 15 products and put it back to a silver or gray color. I initially thought the door was painted to match the bumper but as it is really flaking away now it looks like it may have been a polished stainless steel. I had trouble posting pics previously will give it a shot here.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:07 AM   #2
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If your intention is to paint the tongue and bumper, check out the Bronze spray paint at Lowe's. The Bronze paint I am speaking of is in the storm door aisle. It is the paint for storm door and windows. I used it and am very happy with the results of color and finish. I am not sure why the spray paint is not in the spray paint aisle but, I found it! good luck with your project. Let's see some pictures when done, OK?
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:41 PM   #3
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Airdreamers,

Thanks for the response. Is the bronze paint you mention what you have on the tongue of yours in the profile pics? It looks gray/charcoal in color. I don't think I worded my question very well after going back and reading it. I'm wanting to know if the door on the bumper is stainless steel or painted to match the rest of the bumper.

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Old 01-26-2015, 09:52 PM   #4
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If your bumper door is factory its aluminum. I striped mine and polished it.
Same with the bumper !
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:08 AM   #5
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I have a 1999 Excella that I would like to repaint the bumper. It is a dark charcoal gray. The paint seem to be worn away and not peeling.

What kind of paint would work?

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There's lots of information here about various sources of paints that are very close and available in spray can for small touch-up jobs. If you're going to do a complete do-over exact matching isn't that critical. Take a piece with the color needed and any good automotive paint supplier ( or if you have a friend with a body shop) should be able to mix you a matching small batch. Be sure and get it in single stage so you don't need to mess with clear coat. Good auto paint " Ain't cheap" but you'll be forever happy with the finish job.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:19 AM   #7
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Very helpful..thanks!
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:23 AM   #8
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I can't find my old thread of my redo, but I used (wish I could remember the type....epoxy?) automotive paint and I did clear coat as well. After sandblasting. I did the Hensley as well.

True, not cheap paint, but still looks shiny and fresh after 4 years. I do get an occasional stone chip, but touch up paint keeps the rust at bay.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:18 PM   #9
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I finally got around to finishing this up. I will post pics as soon as I can get them loaded. I had the tongue & tail blasted down to bare metal, then primed, then painted the tongue/tail as well as the wraps all the same color.
Airdreamers, I did not find the paint you were referring too but I did find a color that I thought was appropriate. It was the Rustoleum Metallic "flat soft iron". We will see how it holds up to some abuse and elements. I paid a great deal of attention to my prep so I am hoping it will wear well. Beware , this paint is very frustrating to use. It took about 7 cans to do 3 coats, probably 4 of which wouldn't spray unless I held them upside down, which was frustrating at times trying to get the right angles in tight spots. To complete this project I need to replace the plastic piece the connects around the sewer attachment. It is kind of a filler piece between the pipe and the bumper. I lost this piece in the process of blasting and stripping the paint off the bumper. It was very brittle and just fell to pieces in the process. It looks like I would need to remove/unscrew the piece where the hose would attach to be able to install the filler piece. Any idea how this comes off? I'm thinking it may b glued on as it doesn't seem to want to turn.
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Sorry, this should say "filler piece between the sewer attachment and the frame". Its kinda hard to see in the pics. I'll try and get a better pic.
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Sorry, this should say "filler piece between the sewer attachment and the frame". Its kinda hard to see in the pics. I'll try and get a better pic.
The 'coupling' end you reference, the white one in the picture, should probably be glued on..
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