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I know there is probably no point as the "Man" is trying to remove them. But i wanna paint my stock alloy bullbar on the GQ matt black. I have heard of LIC 40 but think it may be out of the budget.

Do i need to ruff up the bar with sandpaper? do i need a clear coat over the coat? I do not want a shiney finish as the alloy one already shines a fair bit in the sun or under a street light. Removing the bullbar to paint is probably a good idea. So will need to sort that out aswell.

While im at it i will probable chop off the bottom part of the bullbar as it gets in the way on steep inclines.

Cheers Rick
 

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Yes you can paint 'em mate. Just get the right kinda primer and you're away...

Oh, and the Man (or WO man - Julia is her name after all) will NEVER be able to take your bar away!
 

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My mate used an spray can of etch primer & Satin Black & his roobar came up a treat. It hasn't peeled & it's been a year in the Port Hedland sun.

Kev
 

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VHT makes an excellent self priming satin black bull bar and chassis paint. This stuff is super strong and it won't scratch or mark easily, they market it as having a ceramic hard finish once properly cured.
I have used this paint a few times and it does everything the manufacture says it will do. Cheers.
 

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Yes you can paint 'em mate. Just get the right kinda primer and you're away...

Oh, and the Man (or WO man - Julia is her name after all) will NEVER be able to take your bar away!
I painted my alu roof rack with no primer just black auto enamel and it's hanging on really well. I did sand blast it first though.
 

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So sand it a bit (rough or smooth finish) then use auto enamel? Want brands are better? I can get cheap prices through sprint auto parts.

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Rick
 
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