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Old 05-15-2016, 08:51 AM   #1
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Painting Bumper

Looking to update the paint on RV bumper. What type paint and any tricks to help out?? It is metal. Thanx
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:06 AM   #2
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Rustoleum,

Thats what I would use...
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:14 AM   #3
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are you talking about the square bumper on the back of a TT that the hose
goes in ? i was going to do mine also. sand it down a little. prime and
paint. i was going to try rusto-leum paint for outdoor /metal
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After you give it a lite sanding, if you have any rust/rust spots, buy a can of Rustoleum REFORM spray "paint", This product is formulated to convert rust to an inert material, stopping it from rusting in the future. Believe me, we live on acreage with lots of outside metal tools and machinery. I've used REFORM for many years to stop rust in it's tracks! Wait 24 hours to topcoat with normal Rustoleum and have a great looking bumper without any rust for as long as you own the RV.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:14 PM   #5
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Thanx for Rustoleum tip. After that do I use paint or spraypaint
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:05 AM   #6
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Thanx for Rustoleum tip. After that do I use paint or spraypaint
You can use either, your choice. I prefer spray but either will work just fine.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:25 PM   #7
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If badly rusted when you start...try POR15. Will forever end the rust battle (unlike Rustoleum)
Stop Rust with POR-15® - We Know What Permanent Means!
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Then spray or brush on paint for color of your liking.

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If badly rusted when you start...try POR15. Will forever end the rust battle (unlike Rustoleum)
Stop Rust with POR-15® - We Know What Permanent Means!
We are not affiliated.

Then spray or brush on paint for color of your liking.

Best luck
I can see you've not familiar with, and never used Rustoleum REFORM, it IS NOT standard Rustoleum paint.
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I can see you've not familiar with, and never used Rustoleum REFORM, it IS NOT standard Rustoleum paint.
Huh...had to look it up...never seen it before. Thanks

It seems to be called Rustoleum "Reformer".
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High Performance - V2100 System Rust Reformer
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High Performance - 3575 System Rust-Reformer® Product Page

Good to see Rustoleum finally getting serious...for decades, their paints were only a slight improvement over normal enamel paint. Have used POR15 since the 90's. POR15 is not available in a spray, which was fine because a spray is wasteful trying to get into the uneven surface of a rusted panel.

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You are correct--RUST REFORMER, thanks
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About the only spray Rustolem that I'll consider is their barbecue high temp paint. The rest of it just ain't what it used to be, thanks to the EPA. Their reformer may work as an encapsulator, which inhibits oxygen in the air from reaching existing rust. Even that wont stop blistering rust scabs - rust never sleeps as is said in the automotive hobby/business. POR pretty much does the same plus for full protection, you still need their topcoat which drives the cost up even more. A sanding off of (all!) the rust, some primer (epoxy works well) and whatever topcoat you like should work just fine until the next time in a couple years or whenever that tube rusts out from the inside and you need a new bumper
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About the only spray Rustolem that I'll consider is their barbecue high temp paint. The rest of it just ain't what it used to be, thanks to the EPA. Their reformer may work as an encapsulator, which inhibits oxygen in the air from reaching existing rust. Even that wont stop blistering rust scabs - rust never sleeps as is said in the automotive hobby/business. POR pretty much does the same plus for full protection, you still need their topcoat which drives the cost up even more. A sanding off of (all!) the rust, some primer (epoxy works well) and whatever topcoat you like should work just fine until the next time in a couple years or whenever that tube rusts out from the inside and you need a new bumper
[ moderator edit ] It is NOT an encapsulator. It chemically transforms rust into an inert material the will not bubble or rust through your top coat. You may have your theory, I have years of experience with this product and it works as advertised. [moderator edit ]
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I paint mine with truck bed liner spray. It's a little spendy @ $10.00 or so a can but it lasts way longer and won't chip. Best to do it on a nice warm sunny day. Takes a couple days to cure hard. Drys in a couple hrs.
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