74 Z28 Bumper Restoration

Discussion in '1974 Specific' started by 74Z28GC3, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. MartyO

    MartyO Veteran Member

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    I just did a resto on my '74 bumpers.

    The first step was to send them out to have them stripped and polished.

    The second step was to have them clear coated with automotive body paint. I opted not to powder coat because my powder coated warned me that they might yellow over time.

    Here they are in the booth today. I think they look pretty good.
     

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  2. 74Z28GC3

    74Z28GC3 Veteran Member

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    Very nice looking bumpers!!!
     
  3. seventy7camaro

    seventy7camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Blue Camaro? I don't have a blue Camaro. LOL

    1 Sandblast
    2 Polish
    3 Buff MAKE CERTAIN THERE IS NO BUFFING RESIDUAL IN THE PITS
    (and there are always pits)
    4 Powdercoat
    5 Enjoy
     
  4. 74Z28GC3

    74Z28GC3 Veteran Member

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    Ok, sorry about your color! What color are your 77's? Thanks for the information.
     
  5. seventy7camaro

    seventy7camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    One is black and the other is yellow.
     
  6. 74z28TypeLT

    74z28TypeLT Veteran Member

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    I had my bumpers re-annodized at Bumper Boys and they did an okay job. I gave them my old bumpers as a core and they gave me re-annodized bumpers in return. they had a few minor problems, like the inner edges of the bumper at the far sides where it meets the fender had some rough edges, like they grinded it down in places, but didn't smooth it out properly. I cleaned these edges up a little and it looks okay. There were also some very minor imperfections, maybe the size of a pin head, that looked like some contamination under the annodization. Overall, I thought they did an okay job, but it wasn't perfect show quality. I would recommend them based on my experience, unless you're looking for 100% perection, then I would go elsewhere.
     
  7. Steve's 74

    Steve's 74 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I had mine done over 10 years ago and they came out like new. It was about $230 each. They stripped, filled any nicks, and re-anodized. If someone wants, I can look it up the name of the place. It was in Cali. I'd have to dig out the receipt. I know the company name has changed, but I know as recent as last year they had a facebook page. There should be a post (possibly in the archive) about this.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
  8. ronzz572

    ronzz572 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Steve I'm interested. Please if you figure out the name post it?
     
  9. 74Z28GC3

    74Z28GC3 Veteran Member

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    Thanks Steve for this information. Please post information about who you used for your bumpers.
     
  10. Steve's 74

    Steve's 74 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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