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Old 02-05-2020
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Default Rear bumper refinish

I'm looking into my options for refinishing my rear bumper. I have a Powder coating place here in Fort Wayne that quoted me about $450 to strip, Powder Coat, and Clear my rear bumper. That is assuming it is not too pitted or too far gone (see pic). This is for the "Chrome" Powder Coating. I've heard others having them re-chromed for upwards of $1200 and mixed results.

My question is this, if my bumper is too far gone are there any bumpers to be had? Will a rear bumper from a BB school bus work? If they are close to the same, I would be willing to buy a new painted bumper and have it stripped and refinished.
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Sand it and paint it body color or color of your choice.
As much as i like chrome i would never spend the money to chrome it,or powder coat it.
Plus,if you buy a new bumper you will need to drill a few holes in it,and thats not possible!
Those bumpers are as hard as woodpecker lips.
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It may surprise you what Bar Keepers Friend will do to that rust. Our 82 FC had rust similar to that and elbow grease made a huge difference. It's a cheap try.
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This is after using Coca Cola and aluminum foil.
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Looks like a great solution to knock the rust off!
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What Randy said, went thru the bull roar of blasting and chome powder coating, turned to sh$t in less than a year`, few years back spent a grand chroming one, year later junk.
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Before doing any sanding, try cleaning it with soapy water and SOS pads (Steel wool with soap on them). I’ve had this do wonders on chrome. If that leaves it acceptable looking, you will need to wax/polish it a couple times a year to keep it looking decent.
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What Randy said, went thru the bull roar of blasting and chome powder coating, turned to sh$t in less than a year`, few years back spent a grand chroming one, year later junk.
Who did the chroming if you don't mind me asking? I'm about to send my front off to Northstar/LKQ in Minnesota. I was quoted $762 for the 3-piece front FWIW.
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Sand blast it, prime and paint with a 2 part epoxy marine paint such as awl craft or interlux perfection. Harbor Freight spray gun and instructions online from the paint manuf. website. Set it up on sawhorses and go to it. Lots of do it yourself help available from all of the marine paint manuf. or Jamestown Distributors in RI. You may be able to get it sand blasted by the local gravestone people believe it or not.
I wouldn't powder coat. One scratch and the coating starts to fail. Be aware that some of the marine 2 part epoxies can be touched up and some cannot.
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