How to Paint and Install a Plastic Bumper Cover (Spray Paint)
In this video you will learn to purchase, paint and install a replacement
plastic bumper on your vehicle for about half the cost you would pay an
auto body repair shop.
Supplies you will need for this job:
1. Clip puller
2. Short ahandle Screw driver
3. 4 half-sheets of 600 grist sandpaper
4. 2 spray cans of factory matched paint
5. 2 spray cans of automotive clear coat
6. Dust mask or respirator
7. 4 oz. wax and grease remover
8. (3) lint-free cloth
9. 10 mm socket and ratchet.
10. 8 mm socket and ratchet.
11. Water in spray bottle.
Buying a new bumper at a low price.
This is a rear bumper for a 2003 Odyssey. I called local dealers and was
quoted $450. I bought this one for $315 shipped from rockauto.com and it
showed up in 4 days. Another source for inexpensive bumpers is ebay.
Step 1: Bumper prep:
Your bumper will arrive with a black primer already applied, but it tends
to be rough and have a few flaws so you'll first want to wetsand the whole
piece with 600 grit sandpaper.
Now wipe down the entire bumper with wax and grease remover. Apply wet
with towel # 1, then dry with separate towel.
Step 2: Apply Basecoat
Shake your can for about a minute. Spray from a distance of about 10 to 12
inches. Be sure to spray very light coats so you don't get a run. Try to
apply your paint so each pass overlaps the previous by 50 %. If you're
spraying silver or gold, it's important that you also apply some light
coats in a vertical pattern so you don't see "tiger striping."
Wait 15 Min.
Check that your paint is dry, and give one gentle wipe with a lint-free
towel to remove dust.
Step 3: Apply Clearcoat
Spray your clear coat form a distance of about 10 to 12 inches. Apply
multiple thin coats. Frequently look closely at the bumper to check that
you haven't missed any spots or that maybe you've applied too much in some
areas and need to back off.
Wait 6 Hours
If you put on too much clearcoat and it made a run, sand it flat with wet,
600 grit sandpaper. Then apply a small amount of base coat paint over the
area, and re-apply clear coat.
Step 4: Remove old bumper cover
With a little searching, you can find instructions online for removing the
front or rear bumper for most makes and models of car. Whether you can
find directions for your car or not, removing a bumper always requires that
you locate and remove a combination of body clips, bolts, and screws.
Watch as I remove the rear bumper cover from this 2003 Honda Odyssey.
Step 5: Mount new bumper cover.
Mounting your new bumper is as simple as removing your bumper, in reverse.
If there's any trim that needs to be installe don the insdie of your new
bumper, transfer those pieces now.
You can drop off yoru old bumper at the nearest auto body shop to have it
Okay, so the color match and paint coverage on this bumper is excellent.
And you can get results like this out of a spray can with our materials and
The job took about 3 hours and cost $400 in parts and materials.
Most body shops would charge about $800, so I've saved $400, didn't have to
file an insurance claim, and I didn't lose my car for a few days.
Get all the stuffed used in this video at scratchwizard.net and start your
bumper replacement project, today.
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Today on this 2013 Honda Odyssey, were going to install part #36417 from
Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once its installed on the
vehicle. Next, well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting
some accessories, such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of
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center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper will be about 5-1/4
inches. Now, well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.
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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Honda Odyssey
Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Today on this 2011 Honda Odyssey, were gonna install part number 87479 from
Hidden Hitch. This also applies for part number 75270 from Draw-Tite.This
is what the hitch looks when its installed on a van. Next, were go ahead
and produce measurements that will help you out in selecting some
accessories such as the ball mount, the bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From
the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going
to be 6 inches and from the top of the receiver down to the ground is going
to be 12 inches. Alright, now were gonna show you how the hitch is
installed.First thing you need to do is get underneath the vehicle and
remove this panel right here. Theres gonna be four fasteners for the panel
itself and therell be a fifth one that goes through the panel and the
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comes with a 3-year, 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty and a 5-year,
60,000 mile power train warranty. It has a 6-cylinder 3.5-liter iVTEC
engine, which gives you 248 HP and 18 city and 27 highway MPG. Honda's VCM
technology allows the vehicle to run on as few as three cylinders to
improve fuel economy. The engine is mounted low so driving your Odyssey
feels more like driving a Sedan. This vehicle also has Honda's unique ACE
body structure, which will distribute the force of the impact around the
side of the vehicle. ABS is also standard on the Odyssey and it allows you
to brake while steering without your wheels locking up. The side mirrors
that bend back and forth to prevent any damage. The 17-inch steel wheels
and all-season tires work well all year round. The entire one motion third
row magic seat can be folded into the floor. The sliding doors open fully
for easy entry and exit. These sliding doors also have standard power
windows for that open-air feel. Another safety feature is the steering
wheel mounted controls. You can set cruise control right from the steering
wheel. The Odyssey LX comes with an AM/FM CD audio system with 229 watts
and 5 speakers including a subwoofer. You also get an auxiliary input jack
to plug in your iPod or compatible MP3 player. Every Odyssey comes with
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