How to Paint a Flexible Bumper at Paintright ColacMay 10, 2019
Ever had an issue with paint flaking or scratch or dents on your bumper?
Michael kindly demonstrated on his son’s bumper how to tidy up a peeling bumper on a Nissan Pulsar.
Often the coatings can peel over time, so it is important to ensure when sanding the area to make sure the area sanded is back to a sound surface and not going to continue to peel. sanding with wet and dry sandpaper (starting at 180# and work to a 400# then to 800# grit). The edges should be smoothed to avoid a ridge, as the flexiprime and topcoatings will not “fill” holes.
If the surface is dented or a deep scratch, you may need to use a heavier grit to start. If unsure we recommend to bring in a photo of the area and we can advise on the best approach.
When working with dents, some may be able to be “popped” out and small scratches and dents may require a primer putty to fill.
It is important to choose the correct primer for the project, and in this instance, a flexiprime was the correct choice. Once dry, the topcoat is applied and than finally a clear to protect the coating and to add a sheen. It will require a light buffing to bring the shine up – and hey presto a tidy bumper.
Thank you Michael for sending your video to Paintright colac of your latest project to share.