Bumper & Cladding Coat™ Adhesion Primer


Here’s something nobody wants to see… a
comeback due to paint peeling off a bumper. Getting paint to stick to raw plastic bumpers
is normally a time-consuming challenge, and even if you follow all of the steps,
sometimes you get a comeback. Polyvance has a time-tested and proven solution that is guaranteed to keep your paint on
the bumpers and your customers happy. The adhesion of paint to raw polypropylene
bumpers is a problem that dates back decades. Paint companies have processes
for raw plastic bumpers, but most involve scuffing or sanding of the surface, and sometimes “sweating” the bumper in a heated
paint booth, along with several cleaning cycles. This is a lot of labor for results
that are sometimes disappointing. Polyvance’s Bumper & Cladding
Adhesion Primer is your solution to paint peeling problems on raw plastic bumpers. Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer’s
specialized formulation and resin is designed to stick to raw polypropylene
without scuffing or sanding the bumper. That’s right… scuffing and sanding is NOT necessary to get adhesion that can stand up to a pressure washer! All you need to do is clean the bumper with
one of Polyvance’s plastic cleaners and spray on the Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer. After it dries, spray your base – clear directly
on top — no sealer required. Follow this simple process and
you’ll get the legendary adhesion that’s been proven by thousands of
painters across the country since 2003. Afraid to try an alternative primer under your color? Polyvance backs up the adhesion
with its hassle-free limited warranty. If it peels, we pay. We feel confident in offering this warranty
because our warranty claim rate is so low. Fewer than one bumper in ten
thousand has a warranty claim. So you can feel confident in trying out the
benefits of Bumper & Cladding in your shop. Now let’s see how the Bumper & Cladding Adhesion
Primer works, step by step. The first step is to identify the bumper
and make sure it’s raw polypropylene. Then you’ll prep the bumper by cleaning it
with one of Polyvance’s approved plastic cleaners. Spray the Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer
on the surface and let it dry completely. Finally, apply your color using
an approved topcoat system. First of all, Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer
is intended for application ONLY to new, unprimed OEM replacement bumpers made
of polypropylene and TPO. These normally come from Toyota, Nissan, Kia,
Hyundai, and Subaru. Bumper & Cladding is NOT intended
for use on primed bumpers. To see if your bumper is primed,
sand it lightly to see if it dusts up. If so, do NOT use Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer; use your paint system’s
recommendations for primed parts. If the bumper is a raw, unprimed plastic, then
make sure it is made of a polypropylene blend by checking the identification symbols on the backside. They should say PP, TPO, TEO, or TSOP. If you are sure you have a raw, unprimed bumper
made of a polypropylene blend, then you are ready to begin the application process. One of the biggest benefits of
Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer is the speed and ease of the preparation process. You only need to clean the plastic with 1000
Super Prep or 1001 EcoPrep to remove the mold release from the part. No scuffing or sanding is required. Simply spray the cleaner on an
area about one foot square, let it sit for a few seconds to
dissolve the surface contamination, then wipe clean with a paper towel,
exposing a dry, clean surface with each wipe. This way the contaminants are floated
and removed from the surface. Even though it’s not necessary, some shops
insist on scuffing the plastic lightly, which is fine. Just use one of Polyvance’s cleaners FIRST
to remove the mold release, and then scuff with a fine pad, making
sure to get into any tight detail areas. When you’re finished scuffing, clean the bumper again with the plastic cleaner to remove any sanding dust. Now you’re ready to spray the
Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer. First, select the product. Polyvance has a “National Rule” line in the
Orange label with 6.3 pounds per gallon of VOCs, and a “Low VOC” line in the Gray label
with 2.09 pounds per gallon. The Low VOC line has better waterborne basecoat
compatibility and is therefore recommended. Each of the product lines is available in
white, light gray, and dark gray. These can be intermixed to achieve your
desired undertone for best basecoat hide. All Bumper & Cladding products are one K
and ready to spray out of the can. Simply stir the paint and filter into your spray gun. We recommend an HVLP gun with
a 1.2 to 1.4 millimeter nozzle size. Apply one medium wet coat of
Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer to hide. Don’t try to flow the primer out; it will
appear slightly rough until it dries. Allow at least five minutes of flash time between coats. After your first coat, inspect the bumper for any areas
of light coverage, then spray only those areas. It’s only necessary to have a single uniform
coat of Bumper & Cladding Primer over the surface for it to do its job. Pour any leftover primer back into the
can… it’s a one K product, so every drop will go onto your bumper,
further reducing your costs. Allow the Bumper & Cladding Primer at least
60 minutes to dry at room temperature, or 15 minutes at 130 degrees. The recoat window on Bumper & Cladding
Primer does NOT close. In other words, you can spray color over the Bumper & Cladding Primer days, weeks, or even months later. This is another advantage
of the Bumper & Cladding Primer; you can spray the primer ahead of time and
apply the color with the rest of the vehicle without having to sweat the recoat window. Finally, apply an approved color coat system
over the dry Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer. No scuffing or sanding of the primer
is required — just tack and shoot. Our primer is compatible with most solvent and waterborne paint lines from the major suppliers. See the latest list of compatible
topcoats on the Polyvance website. In summary, Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer
can provide several benefits to your shop: reduced labor in bumper prep, lower material cost, and most importantly, adhesion you
can have confidence in for the long run. Thousands of painters around the country since 2003 swear by the effectiveness of
Bumper & Cladding Adhesion Primer. Why not give it a try for yourself and see? Call Polyvance at 800-633-3047 to request
an in-shop demo of this product. Thanks for watching! Make sure you subscribe to our channel and check
out our other videos for more plastic repair tutorials.

8 thoughts on “Bumper & Cladding Coat™ Adhesion Primer

  1. I’ve been eyeing this product for years. I usually use Bulldog. I like how it’s 1k and just putting it back in the can is great. Im going to give it a try. Thanks for the video. Love the opening song, ha.

  2. Be sure to check out our adhesion primer on our website and view the list of compatible topcoats here: https://www.polyvance.com/bccap-compatible-topcoat-systems.php

  3. Jeremy Winters (@that_painter_fella on Instagram), host of the BoothTalk podcast (@boothtalk), filmed himself doing a torture test of the Bumper & Cladding Coat Adhesion Primer. He shot it with buckshot, slugs, and even blew it up with Tannerite. Check out his video to see how it held up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe6Mdgr0HBA

  4. So let me get this straight… as long as the RAW Bumper is PP I can just spray this stuff out of the box aside from cleaning? Then let it dry and topcoat it??

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