Re: I just got a replacement front bumper/fender. What Step do i need to prep it for paint (ug1yu)
Are the parts OEM or aftermarket, what car? The fender should be primed already; clean it, completely sand w/ 500 edges too, clean it, blow it off, wipe down with wet/damp clean rag, blow it again, wax degreaser, tack before you paint. Same for the bumper if its primed, should be primed if its OEM Honda or aftermarket for a Honda. Seal the parts before base, if available use flex agent on the bumper also. The step will be different for raw plastic. Check the parts really good for imperfections, fix any before paint, especially when it comes to aftermarket parts.
Modified by powerflow at 5:28 PM 1/1/2008