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Old 10-10-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
jerrywayne
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Default paint lower 08 wrx bumper

The 08 wrx did not have the black portion above the exhaust. 09 and 10 did.

So, for all us 08 guys, has anyone tried painting it?

Auto primer with auto paint. Will the paint hold up directly above the exhaust or will the heat just eat it right up?
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Have also thought about vinyl but I think that would be even worse with heat.

Any suggestions would be appreciated
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Try plasti dip, it's the easiest method, removable, you can kind of try it out to see how it looks before committing to painting it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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That's a good idea.

Is there a visual difference between plastidip and paint? I would imagine the plastidip has a texture to it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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I have vinyl on mine, no issues with heat.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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Good to hear. How long have you had your vinyl on?
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:05 AM   #7
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I'm not the original owner but my guess is close to 3 years.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:58 AM   #8
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I think that would be even worse with heat.




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Old 10-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #9
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I also think vinyl would be worse with the heat and would bubble up around the exhaust.

There's gotta be 08 owners who have done this!

I think removing the bumper and priming and painting would be the best solution.

Any more input would be appreciated!
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #10
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I'll try and take some photos today to show you how mine was done.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #11
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Yea do it man, very interested
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #12
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Yea do it man, very interested.

For you 09'ers, would u say the lower rear is flat or gloss black?
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #13
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i was thinking about plastidip on mine. still havent gotten around to trying it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #14
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Yea I have never used the plasti dip. Does it leave a nice sharp line after the tape is pulled? Seems like it would all stick together and would be jagged after the tape is off
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #15
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Yea I have never used the plasti dip. Does it leave a nice sharp line after the tape is pulled? Seems like it would all stick together and would be jagged after the tape is off
ive only sprayed my winter wheels with dip. i dont know how the edge would be. its a pretty thick spraying stuff though.
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