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Old 05-06-2010, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Front and rear bumper wings removal

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I want to remove the front and rear bumper wings to paint them. Can you tell me if I can remove them without removing the entire bumper?
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Re: Front and rear bumper wings removal

I've seen threads on here of people just masking around the wings and painting. Seems like they had no trouble doing that.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Front and rear bumper wings removal

Just out of curiousity for those that spray painted the wings, how often do you guys have to repaint? Does the paint chip off easily?

That was one of my reasons for taking the wings off and having it painted professionally. I rather have it done one time and forget about them.
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Re: Front and rear bumper wings removal

The easiest way to remove them is to remove the bumpers. It doesn't take much and I don't think you can get to the wings with the bumpers on. I painted mine about a month ago and they are holding up quite well. It's all in the prep work.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Front and rear bumper wings removal

I got my fronts off without removing the front bumper...took about 20 minutes total. the clip is a weird little thing, push in the center, slide it down. I used a little screw driver to depres the center whle fiddling with my other finger. One hand for each side (left on the right side, right hand on the left side).
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Re: Front and rear bumper wings removal

ive taken the front bumper off and ive taped it off on my second round [hardcore wheeling took its toll] but its much easier to tape and you dont have a chance to break anything taking the bumper off as i did ...
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Re: Front and rear bumper wings removal

The fronts are pretty easy to take off. Just position the wing by a corner of your house and pull forward. The come off without any hassle.
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Re: Front and rear bumper wings removal

Can the wings be removed and left off? Does anyone have pics of that if it can be done??
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Re: Front and rear bumper wings removal

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Can the wings be removed and left off? Does anyone have pics of that if it can be done??

Your going to have slots/holes showing from where the end caps attach to the bumper.
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Can the wings be removed and left off? Does anyone have pics of that if it can be done??
Check out this guy's thread; I'm planning on losing my front wings pretty soon with this method.

eliminating your bumper wings (20 bucks)

I also researched the company and part # he referenced for the plastic (well, vinyl actually) he used and it's here:

.010"x21"x51" Black Vinyl Polish/Matte Sides
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