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#1 (permalink) Old 04-06-2005, 07:59 PM
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Sup everyone, Im doing a bumper tuck gonna start tommarow damn drill is crap its battery charged so it will take for ever. But I painted the bumpers today going to post pics in awhile at friends house now. Just wanted to let you know. any body know a good drill bit size to use on this project???


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ok got pics before and after painting, opinions?
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looks sweet B) what type of paint you used?
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just gloss black high temp paint and i clear coated it im gonna do another coat tommarow and then a clear coat on top of that and be done with it then tuck bumpers tommarow


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Looks good but do you have any more clear pics? A little blurry
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Looks good but do you have any more clear pics? A little blurry
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yeah sorry bout pics don't know why they were blurry heres some new ones
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yeah sorry bout pics don't know why they were blurry heres some new ones
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looks like what i did to my 85, except after painting them I took out the stock shocks and replaced the pistons with a big ass spring and some rails that slide up into the frame where the original shocks were. it allowed it to sit much closer to the body and looks sexy.
Granted, its not as "safe" per say, but who needs safe when you can have sexy.

If its still in storage over at my friends house I'll go take pics of it. (He's been telling me to move it, and I'm too lazy to do so, so he prob sold it.. guess we'll see)

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yeah i wanted to do a bumper tuck today but i can't figure out where to drill in the shocks and also the crap drill i have is battery operated so the battery runs down after hard labor. so might be able to do it later today or tommarow.


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That looks good...I'm doing the bumper tuck here real shortly and going to repaint the bumpers.
I need to ask cus I have this problem..is your paint which is on the rubber sticky? I painted the my bumper rubber months ago and its has always been tacky, especialy when its hot.

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That really cleans up the appearance a lot! Now as soon as you get those bumpers tucked, you'll take about 6" off the length of your car. (It will look like about 2 feet)
I'm sure it will look sexy.

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That really cleans up the appearance a lot! Now as soon as you get those bumpers tucked, you'll take about 6" off the length of your car. (It will look like about 2 feet)
I'm sure it will look sexy.
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drill them at the big end, get a cup and a medium size bit, and just driill until it starts spraying and let it drop into the cup then happer it in still over the cup there is a lot of fluid in it, i did it on my friends 88ix.

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That looks good...I'm doing the bumper tuck here real shortly and going to repaint the bumpers.
I need to ask cus I have this problem..is your paint which is on the rubber sticky? I painted the my bumper rubber months ago and its has always been tacky, especialy when its hot.
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i got some clear coat spray. i let it dry and he helps the regular paint stick i didn't use any sticky paint.

thanks im gonna shadow the grill too.

opinions on gloss or flat? im leaning towards gloss


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Originally posted by guywithblack88e30+Apr 7 2005, 03:55 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(guywithblack88e30 @ Apr 7 2005, 03:55 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Bimmin'88@Apr 7 2005, 02:12 PM
That looks good...I'm doing the bumper tuck here real shortly and going to repaint the bumpers.
I need to ask cus I have this problem..is your paint which is on the rubber sticky? I painted the my bumper rubber months ago and its has always been tacky, especialy when its hot.
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i got some clear coat spray. i let it dry and he helps the regular paint stick i didn't use any sticky paint.

thanks im gonna shadow the grill too.

opinions on gloss or flat? im leaning towards gloss
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dont use flat, that would only look good if the car was a flat color...

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i used spray on truck bed-liner so it wont chip and i went over it with a krinkle paint. Its got a textured feel to it and it looks good, its not flat but not too shiny
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