bullbar painting

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 18:25
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I`ve got a arb bar to go on cruiser. It`s painted silver and I want to change it to black. What`s best, 1 repaint it over the silver with 2 pac black (silver stone chips won`t look good). 2 sandblast then repaint. 3 sandblast then get it powdercoated.? I was thinking of powdercoating anyone no the cost`s
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 18:33

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 18:33
If its any help, the White Night Epoxy Spray cans in SATIN finish are identical to the finish on the black bullbars. Don't fall for the gloss or matt finishes, as they will look average.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 18:49

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 18:49
If the bar is visible above the edge of the bonnet from the drivers seat give some thought to having a non reflective surface along the top edge. The sun will always give you glare that, although you think you get used to it, leads to eye strain. Guess a pair of polaroid shades will help that also.
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Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 19:27

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 19:27
powder coat. Give arb a call (if you are in Melb) and they will sandblast and repowder coat it for around $200 bucks. It will look like a new bar when you put it on the cruiser.

Leory
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Follow Up By: V8troopie - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:26

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 23:26
I'll second that. Powdercoating will last the longest. the bull bar on my troopie was painted matt black and I had to touch that up every year. Had done nothing to it since powdercoating it about 5 years ago ( had my troopie for 15 years now).

Klaus
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Follow Up By: crewser - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 08:28

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 08:28
Thanks leroy for around $200 I think I`ll get it s/blasted and p/coated. save`s me a day`s work doin it myself.
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Reply By: Shane (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 13:40

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 13:40
Crewser,

Had my bullbar powdercoated in bronze hammertone with 2 coats of clear about 6 years ago & it still looks like new. Has copped plenty of stones & a few Roo's, so it's the way to go. Cost me about $150 at the time.
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