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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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On my 2010 the front bumper is starting to rust where stones and what not have hit it. Is there a cure for this before it gets to bad? Or do I just have to take it to the body shop in the spring? If I do take it to the body shop is there a way to prevent it from happening again? Like 3M or something?

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I have heard of guys wrapping their front bumpers in 3M. Even the leading edge of their hoods. I have never done it so I am not sure how well it works.

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3m sounds about right . Relatively inexpensive preventative measure .had it done on my wife's vehicle and it works .
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Front end damage from bugs and stones is a tough one alright, that's a lot of abuse for the front end to take.

I had a front end cover (bra) on my '98 XL and '04 FX4, worked good, wasn't so wild about the dirt and shit getting in behind and getting trapped in the cotton backing.

3M might be the best bet, but I think even that will suffer from stones at 100 km/hr+, but better than nothing.

Option #2 might be that spray and peel paint that everyone was raving about a while back, Plasticote I think it was.

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Would several coats of clear work after painting

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Sounds like a porno or adult film actor....

On my 2010 the front bumper is starting to rust where stones and what not have hit it. Is there a cure for this before it gets to bad? Or do I just have to take it to the body shop in the spring? If I do take it to the body shop is there a way to prevent it from happening again? Like 3M or something?

Thanks,

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Why not find a Line X Dealer to spray it for you? They can colour match it as well. http://www.line-x.ca/index.php?page=home

Press on regardless!
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Front end damage from bugs and stones is a tough one alright, that's a lot of abuse for the front end to take.

I had a front end cover (bra) on my '98 XL and '04 FX4, worked good, wasn't so wild about the dirt and shit getting in behind and getting trapped in the cotton backing.

3M might be the best bet, but I think even that will suffer from stones at 100 km/hr+, but better than nothing.

Option #2 might be that spray and peel paint that everyone was raving about a while back, Plasticote I think it was.
I will try the plastidip, I forgot about that stuff. might work and than peel it off when summer comes back.
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Why not find a Line X Dealer to spray it for you? They can colour match it as well. http://www.line-x.ca/index.php?page=home
I just looked quickly but do they have anything other than the rough surface? I wanted to keep the painted look to it.

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3M is clear takes a beating and retains the look of the bumper , I didn't have any chips through the 3m .
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