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Bumper: Technical Service Bulletins
Bumper - Painting Preparation

Bulletin No.: 020/97
Issued: 10/23/97
Revised:

Category
S

Applicable Model/s
1989 to 1988 All Models

Subject:
PRE-PAINTING PREPARATION FOR FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS

NOTE

This bulletin replaces the previously issued bulletin (Cat. S 031/95).

APPLICABLE MODELS/VINS 
All 1989 - 98 model vehicles

DESCRIPTION
Prepare replacement bumpers for painting according to the instructions in this bulletin.

NOTE

Service Managers are requested to distribute these instructions to bodyshop personnel.

PREPARATION PROCEDURE

1.

Soak a terry cloth towel in isopropyl alcohol.

CAUTION

Grease / Wax remover that contains "Naptha" based solvent (ex. PPG DX-330) may remove the bumper's factory primer. If this occurs, the bumper
will require primer application prior to painting.

2.

Clean the entire surface with the alcohol soaked towel.

3.

Allow bumper to air dry.

NOTE

The bumper must be completely dry before painting.

4.

Remove any lint threads remaining on the bumper with compressed air.

5.

Paint the bumper according to the paint manufacturer's instructions.

NOTE

Bodyshops using other paint manufacturers should follow their bumper painting procedures.

SUPPLIES REQUIRED

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