How to Paint and Install a Plastic Bumper Cover
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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Metal of Honor Winner Chrissy Ware's 2009 Honda Odyssey fixed at CollisionMax
Chrissy Ware's 2009 Honda Odyssey had a variety of damage ranging from a
decent swipe to the passenger side front bumper and a crushed rear tailgate
from backing into a pole. Overall, it was in good condition when
CollisionMax got their hands on it, especially considering she takes her
kids everywhere and is probably in the van as much as their house.
The work required on Chrissy's minivan is relatively routine in that
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scratches in the plastic ones. Combine that with some polyurethane body
filler finely sanded to a thin film and the body will be ready for paint.
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tried to make this video shorter for you so I skipped the bushing
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