Great Ford Truck Bumper Debate: Painted or Chrome?
Many folks love their Ford truck’s painted bumpers. But the greater potential for damage is slowly driving them back!
In the world of Ford trucks, there are several topics that will never fail to ignite a debate. Things like gas versus diesel, two-wheel drive versus four-wheel drive, and black wheels versus any other color or finish. One of the newest debates in the truck world, however, is whether or not chrome is still cool. Many prefer painted bumpers these days, but Ford Truck Enthusiasts member stufarmer‘s experience with them started quite the debate here in the forums.
“I don’t like painted bumpers. This is what my front bumper now looks like after a quick trip from Tampa to Houston and back. I could never find the time to get a clear bra applied. Now I have the added expense of having to get it repainted before getting the clear bra done.”
Proponents of chrome bumpers would be quick to point out this sort of thing wouldn’t happen to plated pieces. And that’s exactly what FastTaurusSHO does.
“This is why I got the chrome package. More resistant to damage, though not perfect. I really don’t like the painted mirrors and bumper look. I also drove my truck from the dealer to the clear bra place, on the feeder road about 10 miles. Truck had less than 20 miles on it when the bra was put on. Thanks for making me feel better about my choices, hope you get yours all fixed up soon!”
The OP isn’t the only one facing these problems, either. BK39 learned the hard way that protection is necessary for his Ford pickup.