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Old 12-11-2012, 05:22 PM
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hey guys, so I have my ram 1500 tradesman and im wanting to color match the bumpers. I got tradesman because was on sale and cheaper than express thats why, anywhy i figured id paint front end and black out the grille while color matching outside grill trim and front 2 piece bumper. however the paint shop said they cant paint the upper front bumper because its "textured" plastic and it would crack. I thought i could buy an express front bumper instead but seems the hardwares dont match up.

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You can get a non-textured upper bumper cover from a Laramie, SLT, or Outdoorsman and have it painted.
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^what he said.

It is possible to paint textured bumpers but often does not turn out well.

To swap to the sport/express bumper you need all the brackets/etc. It's pretty expensive ~$1,000 but does look great. I want to do this one day...
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What about if you just have the chrome bumpers?
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chrome bumpers you can just sand down, prime, paint and clear. Most colors you can find in a spray can. if you want the best result and can get a color match powder coating is the way to go. I didn't have time to sand my rear chrome bumper down so I just went over it and its held up pretty good so far. Ive had to touch up a few spots so far.
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