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Old 03-06-2021, 06:20 PM   #1
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Got a C4 Fab bumper for my 4Runner.
Iím getting it powder coated and have the option to add a primer coat and/or a clear coat.
Iím inclined to add the primeró seems like a good idea.
Anybody got an opinion on clear coat over powder for a bumper? Itíll be matte black.
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:28 PM   #2
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I can’t answer your question but why not spray it with bedliner?
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:00 PM   #3
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Had the same thought. After talking to a couple of different shops it seems like durability and long term aesthetics favor powder coat. Iíve been told that bed liner will get oxidized/chalky and also peel or chip off more easily.

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Old 03-07-2021, 06:16 AM   #4
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Thinking about buying a bare metal replacement for my 1999 Tacoma so interested in replies

What is cost of powder coating vs bedliner?
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Old 03-07-2021, 06:25 AM   #5
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A good primer will(should) stop the oxidation.. I would imagine the clear coat is to protect from UV degredation of the coloring. Some paints have great metalic protection but get destroyed by UV. It's going to cost you more but the old adage is true, you get what you pay for!!

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Old 03-07-2021, 07:04 AM   #6
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Had the same thought. After talking to a couple of different shops it seems like durability and long term aesthetics favor powder coat. Iíve been told that bed liner will get oxidized/chalky and also peel or chip off more easily.
Makes sense.
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:14 AM   #7
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I’ve had lots of things powder coated and have never heard of primer or clear coating. Paint yes...but not powder.
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:23 AM   #8
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Iíve had lots of things powder coated and have never heard of primer or clear coating. Paint yes...but not powder.
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Shoot it with Rustoleum Bedliner. It will look better and outlast that powder coat.
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Old 03-07-2021, 08:22 AM   #10
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Love those c4 bumpers.

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Old 03-07-2021, 11:03 AM   #11
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Not trying to talk you into Bedliner but this is mine today with almost 4yr old line x.


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Old 03-07-2021, 01:36 PM   #12
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Not trying to talk you into Bedliner but this is mine today with almost 4yr old line x.


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It ya donít mind would ya tell me what that set ya back ? I really like the way it looks .
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Old 03-07-2021, 02:10 PM   #13
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Zinc powdercoat primer is a good idea.
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Old 03-07-2021, 06:48 PM   #14
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It ya don’t mind would ya tell me what that set ya back ? I really like the way it looks .
Thank you and I’d tell you but I really don’t know, sorry.

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It ya donít mind would ya tell me what that set ya back ? I really like the way it looks .
Bought a $100 if you diy.
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Old 03-07-2021, 09:03 PM   #16
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I have a powder coating/metal shop .There can be a 2 coat system like a base coat and clear coat on top of it or they can also use a zinc based primer powder coat under the black

Powder coat can scratch and chip especially on vehicle stuff from rock chips so a clear over the black is just extra protection

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Old 03-07-2021, 09:36 PM   #17
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Get a raptor liner kit for $100 and go to town. Thatís stuff ainít flaking, fading or chipping. They have a tintable version that you can color match with.


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Old 03-07-2021, 09:43 PM   #18
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Not trying to talk you into Bedliner but this is mine today with almost 4yr old line x.
Looks greató thanks for posting.
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