Bumper refinish and new lights

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Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby DeanM45 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:46 pm

Front bumper was getting beat up from all the road trips so pulled the bumper off, sanding, filled all the little dings and primed:
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First color coat:
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Clear coats:
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While I was waiting for the paint to dry I decided to redo the headlights. I went away from the solid bar for the DRL to the individual LEDs with switchback for the turn signal:
DRL and you can also see the HID projector with halo in the stock fog housing (modified of course):
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Stock fog housing with HID projector and halo:
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Turn signal:
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Side view -- since I was in there I also added LEDs to the amber parking light. I always hated how the stock setup just had a bit of light at the bottom only:
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All lights (DRL, headlight, fog) on:
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Still nee to finish the grill emblem, alittle more buffing and the fog surrounds (deleted the chrome bezel that snapped in, filled in the holes and now need to paint).


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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby szh » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:32 pm

Nice work! :yesnod

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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby cruzad3r » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:25 am

nice and this was done at home by you?

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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby DeanM45 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:42 am

cruzad3r wrote:nice and this was done at home by you?
Yep, I do all the work on my cars myself at home.

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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby szh » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:47 am

DeanM45 wrote:
cruzad3r wrote:nice and this was done at home by you?
Yep, I do all the work on my cars myself at home.
Awesome! :dblthumb:

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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby DeanM45 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:31 pm

Had to run some errands - picture during the bright day - leds are plenty bright:
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Will finish up the emblem and fog surrounds tonight!

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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby kmiles » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:59 pm

Looks great! I wish I had the equipment to repaint my bumper. I had it repainted a couple of years ago after a parking lot encounter and the repaint job has not held up well. I really like the halo look on your fog lights. I just ordered the Retrofit LED fog lights and look forward to installing and testing them.

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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby DeanM45 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:09 pm

kmiles wrote:Looks great! I wish I had the equipment to repaint my bumper. I had it repainted a couple of years ago after a parking lot encounter and the repaint job has not held up well. I really like the halo look on your fog lights. I just ordered the Retrofit LED fog lights and look forward to installing and testing them.
Compressor, HVLP gun, water filter, hose, LOTS of tarps (to cover stuff in the garage), fresh air respirator (or 3M paint respirator at minimum) and sandpaper. There really is not much that is needed to paint. I had been running HID foglights with halo rings on them for a while. While I was working on the headlights I looked over into my "bin of parts" and saw the stock fogs there. Cut the back off (hole saw) and removed the reflector. Got out the file and matched the housing to the HID projectors. Mounted the halo ring inside the housing, set the projector in and then sealed everything up (a moldable industrial epoxy that I use at work that is stable to 250 degrees F -- if I need to replace the halos or do something else I can use a heat gun to open them back up).
All the work on do on my cars can be done at home -- might take longer than if you had a shop but it can be done.

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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby bakili » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:54 pm

Looks great! Respect a man that can do work on cars himself. My 06 original bumper is looking beat up as well and lost its luster. I'm gonna use your breakdown of tools you listed as my check list to prep for the same. Like your LED upgrades and mods to fog lights.

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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby 2007infinitim45s » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:44 am

can you possibly post a how to for the custom day time running headlights would greatly be appreciated

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Re: Bumper refinish and new lights

Postby Larz » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:41 pm

Unfortunately, Dean passed a while back. This is only one of many, many mods he perfected. He is sorely missed by us all. Good keep him.


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