74 Z28 Bumper Restoration

MartyO

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Sep 7, 2014
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Hiram, GA
I just did a resto on my '74 bumpers.

The first step was to send them out to have them stripped and polished.

The second step was to have them clear coated with automotive body paint. I opted not to powder coat because my powder coated warned me that they might yellow over time.

Here they are in the booth today. I think they look pretty good.
 

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74Z28GC3

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Sep 1, 2000
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North Pole, Alaska
MartyO said:
I just did a resto on my '74 bumpers.

The first step was to send them out to have them stripped and polished.

The second step was to have them clear coated with automotive body paint. I opted not to powder coat because my powder coated warned me that they might yellow over time.

Here they are in the booth today. I think they look pretty good.

Very nice looking bumpers!!!
 

seventy7camaro

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Feb 6, 2005
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74Z28GC3 said:
Did you have your blue Camaro bumpers blasted or sanded and then put on a clear powdercoat? Please explain your process about how they were done. There is a guy up here in Fairbanks that could powdercoat them for me.

George

Blue Camaro? I don't have a blue Camaro. LOL

1 Sandblast
2 Polish
3 Buff MAKE CERTAIN THERE IS NO BUFFING RESIDUAL IN THE PITS
(and there are always pits)
4 Powdercoat
5 Enjoy
 

74Z28GC3

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Sep 1, 2000
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North Pole, Alaska
seventy7camaro said:
Blue Camaro? I don't have a blue Camaro. LOL

1 Sandblast
2 Polish
3 Buff MAKE CERTAIN THERE IS NO BUFFING RESIDUAL IN THE PITS
(and there are always pits)
4 Powdercoat
5 Enjoy

Ok, sorry about your color! What color are your 77's? Thanks for the information.
 

74z28TypeLT

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Sep 5, 2009
215
Woodbridge, VA
I had my bumpers re-annodized at Bumper Boys and they did an okay job. I gave them my old bumpers as a core and they gave me re-annodized bumpers in return. they had a few minor problems, like the inner edges of the bumper at the far sides where it meets the fender had some rough edges, like they grinded it down in places, but didn't smooth it out properly. I cleaned these edges up a little and it looks okay. There were also some very minor imperfections, maybe the size of a pin head, that looked like some contamination under the annodization. Overall, I thought they did an okay job, but it wasn't perfect show quality. I would recommend them based on my experience, unless you're looking for 100% perection, then I would go elsewhere.
 

Steve's 74

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Dec 29, 2003
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Long Island, NY
I had mine done over 10 years ago and they came out like new. It was about $230 each. They stripped, filled any nicks, and re-anodized. If someone wants, I can look it up the name of the place. It was in Cali. I'd have to dig out the receipt. I know the company name has changed, but I know as recent as last year they had a facebook page. There should be a post (possibly in the archive) about this.
 
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74Z28GC3

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Sep 1, 2000
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North Pole, Alaska
Steve's 74 said:
I had mine done over 10 years ago and they came out like new. It was about $230 each. They stripped, filled any nicks, and re-anodized. If someone wants, I can look it up the name of the place. It was in Cali. I'd have to dig out the receipt. I know the company name has changed, but I know as recent as last year they had a facebook page. There should be a post (possibly in the archive) about this.

Thanks Steve for this information. Please post information about who you used for your bumpers.
 




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