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Old 09-30-2018, 10:14 AM   #1
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So I stripped the paint of my front bumper which looked horrible, sanded it,wiped it and sprayed it with off the shelf duplicolor can.

Turned out great. I never went further and am considering wet sanding it hitting it again. I also bought clear coat.

Million dollar question is if I hit it with the enamel again will I have to wait another 24-48 hrs before we sanding and clear coating?

Obviously it takes time to tape off and then uses of the vehicle in between the process adds time.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:21 AM   #2
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It should say on the can, my recollection is you can recoat fairly quickly. You do have to wait for a good cure before wet sanding.

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The clearcoat I find is what usually fails I normally skip it makes it easier to repaint in the future. I have a supplier put any paint I want in a spray can if I'm rattle canning.
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When I've done it, the manufacturer of the products lost specific times and directions for application. I believe I primed, painted and clear coated (multiple coats of each) all in one day.

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rattle can clear coat doesn't last very long. Maybe a year.
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rattle can clear coat doesn't last very long. Maybe a year.
Yeah, especially with salted roads and harsh winters.

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Really, how long will the paint weather without the clear?

It looks great as is

The advise on the paint is multiple coats no more than an hour apart going a bit heavier after the tack coat. After an hour wait 48hrs or so. Didn't check on the clear can yet.
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UV tears it up.

http://forums.aaca.org/topic/185558-...r-spray-paint/

"One of the best UV resistant coatings around is a UV Protection Polyurethane. It's cheap so to speak and can be sprayed with one of those more or less throw away $5 sprayer kits available at just about any parts store that mixes paint."
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Check it out, even replaced the emblem I was so pleased
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I like it. Does look good.
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Check it out, even replaced the emblem I was so pleased
Did you buy that truck used? I know someone who used to work for a company that supplied replacement plastic bumpers to most body shops in NJ. They came from China, the plastic is not like the OEM plastic and has to be prepped differently which some of the body shops did not do.
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I bought it from the dealer new. The bottom silver is steel.

Don't know what caused it to peel like that.
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For it to peel like that I guessing it was probably damaged during transport and whoever did the repair did a crummy job.
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It's an 05 looked great for a long time still does with the exception of the bumper. Started with chips from rocks I guess and seems to have accelerated in recent months.

Back bump getting bad too where the snap in tread rubs
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Well, there's this...

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Ford has issued a Technical Service Bulletin that shows a major paint defect in many large 2000-05 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs that used aluminum body parts (hoods and fenders) to reduce vehicle weight.

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“This is a very expensive defect to remedy. The TSB requires ‘extreme care to be taken’ including special tools and segregated work areas to remove the corrosion by blasting, re-priming and repainting. This repair is so difficult that CAS recommends the best fix is to replace the corroded part with a primed steel part and paint it. Ford cannot guarantee this repair will eliminate all the iron corrosion or prevent other areas from bubbling or blistering in the future.”
http://www.lemonlaw.com/wordpress/mo...0-2005-models/
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Hmmm. No recourse

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