+136 Bumpers are for BUMPING, so they shouldn't be painted and no one should cry about paint damage on them. amirite?

by Anonymous 8 months ago

They're not "for bumping" lol they're just to mitigate damage. We're not all driving bumper cars. I get this is unpopular opinions but this isn't really an opinion, it's just incorrect.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

But they could be, right?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

No because cars go too fast. Bumper cars are very slow if there was a way to mske regular cars hit like bumper cars they would have done it because it would be a massive selling point plus the people who regulate safety wouldn't give them a choice.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

They could at least be a little more flexible and unpainted so damage was less apparent. I got into a fender bender a few days ago and now my bumper is all cracked up and missing paint even through the crash was at parking lot speeds, maybe 5mph

by Anonymous 9 months ago

There supposed to break the alternative would be you car crumbling. In my limited understanding the dumpers job is to try and take as much damage as it can before you hit the crumple point ideally all of it. If it's flexible it will just snap and not do it's job.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

They aren't bumper cars

by Anonymous 9 months ago

your opinion seems to be based on the assumption that car collisions are supposed to be a regular part of traffic, which isn't the case. kicking a football is what playing football is about. driving is in great parts just making sure you don't hit other cars.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Bumpers are designed to be part of the crumple zone to increase the time in which deceleration takes place in order to reduce the force you experience. Its not like bumper cars where is there willy nilly, a damage bumper is less effective at doing this job. Also painting the surface helps protect the surface from the elements.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Have you seen how ugly they are when they're not painted?

by Anonymous 9 months ago

like most city cars from 80s-90s, black plastic? Nah, they're fine. They're uglier when painted and scratched in five spotsif you live in a dense town.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

I'm just patiently waiting for my stock bumpers to crack so I have an excuse to buy good ones for the Jeep.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

Do it then. Hit a tree going over 60. Since it's for bumping and all that.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

This is one step of away from saying "you have seatbelts" why even use your breaks

by Anonymous 9 months ago

A bumper isn't for bumping. It's for protecting your car if you get lightly bumped.

by Anonymous 9 months ago

An actual bumper is indeed for low speed bumping with minimal damage. Very few vehicles bow have exposed bumpers though, you really only see them on pickups and off road vehicles. They are generally chromed or just steel and not painted. The painted thing you are talking about found in most cars is a bumper cover. The actual bumper is underneath. It's purpose is cosmetics and aerodynamics. Dents would fly directly in the face of these two goals.

by Anonymous 8 months ago

Agreed! I think they should be made of rubber just like the tires are. No mess.

by Anonymous 8 months ago