Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Can a replacement chrome bumper for a Silverado 1500 be painted?
Answer: Painting chrome bumpers is possible as long as the right tools are readily available. The tools needed to accomplish this task are sandpaper of different grits (36- and 80-), sander, automotive primer, wax and grease remover, clear coat, self-etching, and paint. Use the sandpaper to completely remove the chrome surface of the bumper. Then, apply self-etching primer and primer to make sure that the automotive paint will adhere to the bumper.
How much does a replacement Chevrolet Silverado 1500 front bumper cost?
Answer: The answer to this depends on some factors such as the bumper finish and location. A chrome bumper usually costs about 170 to 500 USD while a primered replacement ranges from 100 to 300 USD. When it comes to location, a Silverado 1500 front bumper costs around 100 to as much as 2,000 USD while a rear replacement may range between 180 to 1,000 USD.
Is it possible to keep a steel bumper from rusting?
Answer: Yes. In fact, doing this is possible even if the bumper is already showing signs of rust. Just make sure that the rusted parts of the steel bumper are removed by using a commercial rust remover and scrubbing brush. An oil-free soap can also be used to wash the bumper. No matter which method is used, don't forget to seal the bumper every six months using a stainless steel protector that can be bought in car parts stores or supermarkets.
What's the best way to remove the front bumper of a Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
Answer: The best way to remove the front bumper is to uninstall the radiator grille and plastic panel first. You can do this with the help of floor jacks, screwdrivers, and a wrench set. Doing this will give you access to the pushpins and bolts that hold the bumper in place.