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Romer
11-09-2013, 11:02 PM
Looking at this bumper

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/1524837-post1.html

Since it ships in plain steel would need to get it powder coated. Would like to get it the same finish as an ARB front

Rachel's last 4runner bumper was painted and not powder coated. Over the years we had to strip it down twice to repaint it because of the rust. I don't want to paint it

There were lots of good sliders out there and would have bought some from addicted off road, but I preferred powder coated so got them from White Knuckle. I know they get scraped up and I use black rustolem to touch up, but that is just touch up no the entire unit.

Appreciate any input

J Kimmel
11-10-2013, 12:08 AM
denver bumper

DaveInDenver
11-10-2013, 07:05 AM
http://www.spectrumpowderworks.com

http://www.roadrunnerfabrication.com

Romer
11-10-2013, 09:10 AM
thanks for the input!

AxleIke
11-10-2013, 10:29 AM
I used colorado powdercoating off of I76. Great guy, usually charges 100 bucks for a bumper.

LARGEONE
11-11-2013, 11:30 PM
I used a shop up just south of Longmont...I think the address was Frederick? Probably too far for you coming from Aurora, but they do great work. I think I saw some of Slee's bumpers being done when I was picking up my stuff?

nakman
11-12-2013, 10:40 PM
That's a nice looking' bumper there, :cool:

Romer
11-12-2013, 11:07 PM
That's a nice looking' bumper there, :cool:

There is another nice one at CBI, its a bit more $$ and they will powdercoat it for $200 http://www.cbioffroadfab.com/products/3rd-gen-toyota-4runner/t4r3-plate-rear-bumper-and-swing-away

I have heard good things about CBI

We are still deciding and waiting. Not in any hurry. Goal is to have it by next May

Corbet
11-13-2013, 09:13 AM
Ken, I'd expect to pay about $100 for a bumper to be powder coated in basic black. Little more for the swig arm if your going that way.

That bumper linked in the first post looks nice. My only concern would be the pivot design on the swing arm. I've seen that design from a number of 4R suppliers. Looks a little exposed IMO but I don't have any personal experience. The spindle designs we are accustomed to in the LC market are a better design IMO. I guess I'd just ask them if that can take a big hit dropping off a ledge without causing the hinge to bind.

DaveInDenver
11-13-2013, 09:37 AM
I think the 80 & 100 series rear bumpers are larger than what you see in Hilux/Taco and 4Runners so you get used to seeing overbuilt bumpers. People are less willing to spend $2,000+ on a bumper that weighs 200 lbs.

The basic 4Runner CBI rear bumper weights 140 lbs with a tire carrier and sells for $1,300 before powder coating and the one for the Tacoma (which lacks the rear quarter panel wings) is $1,050 and 75 lbs.

Also seems people are more concerned with departure angle in the mini truck world, so they attempt to build bumpers that fit more snug rather than acknowledge that it's gonna drag and build accordingly.

bgoodheart
11-13-2013, 09:44 AM
My rear bumper, swingout, and a few other miscellaneous parts and pieces were done at Powdercoating Specialties in Golden (near the fairgrounds). I think the whole deal was about $200. That included a lot of prep work as well, and they matched the ARB front just about perfectly.

http://www.powdercoatingspecialties.com/

Romer
11-13-2013, 09:51 AM
Thanks for the input and the comments on the pivot design

DaveInDenver
01-13-2016, 01:11 PM
Bump.

Are there updated prices and places, particularly north of Longmont if possible.

What are people paying to have a set of sliders powdercoated?

aprosise
01-13-2016, 01:35 PM
Joe (Woodsurfcruiser) had all of his stuff done at Powdercoating Specialties in Berthoud for around $400 I think. ARB front and trailtailor rear with two swing outs. His was a custom color I believe.

My brother is taking his rear bumper and sliders there this week I think.

PabloCruise
01-13-2016, 03:59 PM
Bump.

Are there updated prices and places, particularly north of Longmont if possible.

What are people paying to have a set of sliders powdercoated?

Dave,

I take all my stuff to Coating Specialties in Windsor - great guys.

http://www.coatingspecialtiesofcolorado.com/contact/

I have not coated sliders, but they are right next to Bump It Off Road, so I am sure they have coated lots of Mike's sliders.

Ron and Jason are great - tell them TJ sent you! :cheers:

DaveInDenver
01-13-2016, 05:01 PM
Dave,

I take all my stuff to Coating Specialties in Windsor - great guys.

http://www.coatingspecialtiesofcolorado.com/contact/

I have not coated sliders, but they are right next to Bump It Off Road, so I am sure they have coated lots of Mike's sliders.

Ron and Jason are great - tell them TJ sent you! :cheers:
Perfect. Love going over to Windsor anyway, High Hops...

rover67
01-13-2016, 05:14 PM
Dave,

I take all my stuff to Coating Specialties in Windsor - great guys.

http://www.coatingspecialtiesofcolorado.com/contact/

I have not coated sliders, but they are right next to Bump It Off Road, so I am sure they have coated lots of Mike's sliders.

Ron and Jason are great - tell them TJ sent you! :cheers:

PCS for me too, they've done my bike frame a few times (broke it this summer) as well as several cruiser parts.

Uncle Ben
01-13-2016, 06:23 PM
Joe (Woodsurfcruiser) had all of his stuff done at Powdercoating Specialties in Berthoud for around $400 I think. ARB front and trailtailor rear with two swing outs. His was a custom color I believe.

My brother is taking his rear bumper and sliders there this week I think.

Thats who I've used many times and will continue.

coloradobound
01-13-2016, 06:49 PM
Perfect. Love going over to Windsor anyway, High Hops...

Need to have some stuff coated, may check them. And don't forget the awesome Hawaiian restaurant downtown Windsor.

frontrange
01-14-2016, 01:14 PM
Might want to consider Line-X too, costs more, but it's a very tough and thick coating. Also, if it ever need a repair, you're not looking at removing the whole thing to bake it again.

subzali
02-03-2016, 02:12 PM
My rear bumper, swingout, and a few other miscellaneous parts and pieces were done at Powdercoating Specialties in Golden (near the fairgrounds). I think the whole deal was about $200. That included a lot of prep work as well, and they matched the ARB front just about perfectly.

http://www.powdercoatingspecialties.com/

Wow, I just called them and was quoted $300 to do my 4 Plus Bull Bar. That's blast, prime, and powder. He said it'd be about $200 if I didn't prime but he recommended a primer coat. I don't think it came primed; if it had it probably wouldn't have flaked off as bad or so soon...

http://www.4plusproducts.com/imgs/product/fj40/fj408274winchbullbar1large.jpg.

$200 from Colorado Powder Coating, sandblast and powder w/no primer. He said if it's a sandblasted surface the powder sticks well and doesn't need primer. If I sandblast then $100 for just the powder. That's about what other folks were saying earlier in the thread.

rckhound
02-03-2016, 06:25 PM
I just got my stuff back from powdercoating specialties and it turned out great. I think the price was very fair.

Romer
02-03-2016, 06:33 PM
Matt I mentioned in another thread a southside powder coater who did a great job on my RIMs

DaveInDenver
03-20-2016, 09:57 AM
Joe (Woodsurfcruiser) had all of his stuff done at Powdercoating Specialties in Berthoud for around $400 I think. ARB front and trailtailor rear with two swing outs. His was a custom color I believe.

My brother is taking his rear bumper and sliders there this week I think.
Do you have a contact for them? I can't find a Powder Coating Specialties in Berthoud, just a Northern Colorado Custom Coatings. I keep coming up with the Powdercoating Specialties in Golden.

aprosise
03-20-2016, 11:25 PM
My mistake... Their name is actually just "Coating Specialties" and in Windsor, not berthoud. (970) 686-6318

DaveInDenver
03-21-2016, 09:15 AM
My mistake... Their name is actually just "Coating Specialties" and in Windsor, not berthoud. (970) 686-6318
That makes sense, those are the guys TJ recommended, too.

PabloCruise
03-21-2016, 05:05 PM
That makes sense, those are the guys TJ recommended, too.

Yes indeed, I highly recommend them.

When I lived in the Fort, I had a different outfit (in the Fort) coat my steelies for winter use. They are rusting now - :(

I will stick with Coating Specialties!

DaveInDenver
03-21-2016, 05:23 PM
Yes indeed, I highly recommend them.

When I lived in the Fort, I had a different outfit (in the Fort) coat my steelies for winter use. They are rusting now - :(

I will stick with Coating Specialties!
I dropped them off this morning at lunch. In case anyone is interested they will be on vacation from 4/1 to 4/12 and their backlog prevents them from completing any new work before then, so it'll be about 4/15 before anything is done.

PabloCruise
03-21-2016, 10:48 PM
I dropped them off this morning at lunch. In case anyone is interested they will be on vacation from 4/1 to 4/12 and their backlog prevents them from completing any new work before then, so it'll be about 4/15 before anything is done.

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