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Powder coated bumpers?


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Has anybody taken their OEM chrome clad bumpers and had them powder coated? I can’t stand the Chrome and my local powder coat shop quoted me $150 a bumper to prep and powder coat, local body shops are looking at $500 ea to paint them. Looking for any input or experience that you guys may have

 

 

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150 ea for professional powder coating isn't bad.
For paint, are they including proper prep / removal of the chrome so the paint will last? If they just barely scuff and paint chrome it'll look like ass in a few years.

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150 ea for professional powder coating isn't bad.
For paint, are they including proper prep / removal of the chrome so the paint will last? If they just barely scuff and paint chrome it'll look like ass in a few years.

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Yeah the $500 was out the door. Assumed prepped properly but the shop warned about painting chrome and longevity... he was bashing powder coating saying it will never be as good a finish and paint matched [emoji2369]


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They are right on the color matching, that can be harder with powder.
However everything else they said, well that's just what paint shops say about powder coating. No powder coat is not indestructible and you should consider how to touch it up if scratched but paint will scratch too. Are you prepared to do touch up of either?
Of course you could just Plasti Dip it ;)

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I just used U-Pol Raptor bed liner to coat my Westin powder coated running boards and my grille.  It's a 2K system - seems pretty durable.  I did it myself using a U-Pol Professional Shutz gun.  It looks awesome and is definitely going to hold up better than the powder coat.

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