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Sanding and Repainting Bumper

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by wiscguy, July 24, 2011.

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  1. wiscguy

    wiscguy New Member

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    The last part I have to paint on my vehicle is the back bumper. Its starting to rust in various spots so I want to take it off, sand it down, and repaint it.

    Now I do not want to sand the entire thing by hand so im looking into electric sanders. Any thought on which would be the best to use?
     
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    You can use a cheapo electric hand sander on all the flat spots and do the contours by hand, not that hard. I did mine this way a few weeks ago, took about 40 minutes.
    Another idea is to invest in a angle grinder with a wire wheel on it, I use this as well, works great.
     
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    Thank you I will pick these up tonight. Planning to get this done friday or saturday. thanks again
     
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    Make sure the bumper and brackets arent too far gone before you put alot of work into it. Alot of times they rust out from the back, so by the time you notice its too late.
     
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    So there is rusting on the back but I can probably sand it clean and fix the spots needed. If the brackets are bad are there replacement parts?
     

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