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Dumb Idea?

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#1 JT95


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Posted 15 March 2005 - 06:35 PM

Okay, I'm planning on repainting my Legacy wagon soon. I'm doing all the prep and painting myself.

I like the look of my car--Glacier White--but to be honest, painted plastic bumpers are a pain in the butt. I hung a new front bumper on this car about 6 months ago, painted it to match before installing it, and then hit some retread on the interstate a month later and scratched/scuffed the paint off across the front of it.

I'm thinking of covering the bumpers and the very bottom of the rocker panel of the wagon with that indestructible truck bed coating. I can buy the kit and gun to spray it for about $170--anybody want the bed of his Baja sprayed with the leftover?--from my paint supply store. This is the real deal stuff and not some Wal-mart paint section spray bed liner stuff. My car is white, so I figure black bumpers with a little strip of black right at the bottom of the sides would look pretty good anyway.

Any thoughts on this? I can't find printed anywhere any problems with spraying this stuff on a plastic surface instead of a metal one. I figure bumpers with an indestructible coating would be nice. The only bad thing I can think of is bit of a weight gain over paint alone, though I doubt that would be significant.

#2 mtsmiths


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Posted 15 March 2005 - 06:38 PM

No - GOOD idea. Been done by a couple members and contemplated by several more, including myself. Problem is, I would have to do the roll on kind, which would be OK, 'cept it comes on black only, and it would be really overpowering on the Forest Mist of my wife's Legacy.

Go for it, and post pics.

#3 Sweet82


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Posted 15 March 2005 - 06:57 PM

I've used the spray on kind on the "rock sliders" on the buggy. Paint scraped off the first time anyone stepped on them. The spray on crap goes along way and is just plain tough! No scraping since I coated the sliders... :D

The nice thing is if you chip it...just recoat it! Done! Your not matching paint...

Good luck,
82 SubaruHummer--Rhino coated...
01 Forester--Undercoated...works well too!

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