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My rear bumper is chipped to all hell and I need to re spray it with bedliner. Is there any kind of clear coat I can use to help protect it a little better?
 

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A few thick coats of bedliner itself has proven sufficient for me. I've prepped and coated 5-spoke SE's with a few coats of bedliner and they held up perfect for about a year.
 

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A few thick coats of bedliner itself has proven sufficient for me. I've prepped and coated 5-spoke SE's with a few coats of bedliner and they held up perfect for about a year.
my wheels are fine, they have been bedlined for 2 years and look the same as the first day I sprayed them. Same with my bumper end caps and cowl, but mine front bumper and rear bumper (use to be chrome) I have chips from rocks.
 

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several layers of BL do the trick. my bumper chips from time tot time and i just respray it. If you clear coat it, be careful, a few types of the clear coat give a yellowish or foggy appearance over time...
 

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It's all about proper prep, especially when painting over chrome. When I did my bumpers and (formerly) polished SS stepbars, I used a 120-grit disc on the angle grinder, on them to thoroughly scuff and "de-chrome them, then hit them with self etching primer, then a few coats of BL. Allow proper curing time as well. I run 44 miles a day (round trip) on the highway, frequently behind gravel trucks and sand haulers, and knock wood, so far so good.
 

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hmmm alright I probably did skimp out on the sanding a little. I was thinking about using a self etching primer when re-doing it as well. Hopefully I can get around to it today, its such an eye sore looking at it right now lol.
 
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