How do I prepare my car bumper for painting? How do I prepare my car bumper for painting?
Your car bumper can need maintenance just like the rest of your car. The first thing to do is to wash your bumper with standard soap and water to remove the larger debris. Then you will need to use a special auto cleaning solvent to remove any excess paint, sticker debris or asphalt spots on your bumper. You may have to apply the solvent several times to get all of the debris off the bumper. Use medium grade sandpaper to remove rust spots and flaking paint. Re-wash with solvent one more time after sanding off rust and debris. Use a air compressor to power dry the bumper and prepare it for painting.