Who has done this?
Just curious as I took it to a few paint guys and they said that the texture of the bumper will most likely be the reason, if any, that the paint won't stick. One of them has a similar bumper from another car (wrecked) and is going to prep and spray like he would mine. Then beat the hell out of it (extreme wind, cold, heat) and see what the paint does. All of them agree it may work, but are leery due to the texture of the pieces vs. smooth surfaces like they are used to.
If anyone else has done this, how is it holding up? How long has it been painted? Any chips? Where do you live...I am in Chicago, so the snow and ice is also a concern with flex and the texture.
I am not looking for a generic about all bumpers, " Yes, it will be fine cuz iI read it on a forum that it will be fine, and all bumpers are plastic"
LOL... as all the bumpers you would be talking about are smooth....not textured...which is where this issue comes in. I am looking for feedback from people that have done this exact mod or have expert experience with paint and doing such mods on a textured surface.
-- What paint did they/you use?
-- Anything different/special on the prep?
I am not really interested in paying the money to do this, only to have it start falling off in a year or two and having to pay to have it redone or buy new trim pieces. Soooooooooo only those with real experience need apply