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Old 08-08-2008   #1
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Restoring black bumpers/trims

After a bit of advise if anyone can help?

Has anybody ever used a heatgun to try and restore tired looking black bumpers/trims?

Im told this is the best, most long lasting way to do it, but i have never used a heat gun before and can imagaine my bumper ending up stuck to the tarmac

If anybody has and could give me any tips it would be much appreciated.
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T Cut do a semi permanent stain. Used to good effect on an Astra some years back. Otherwise AG bumper care (green gel). Can't comment on a heat gun method sorry
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Try some groundnut oil. 1 from tescos. wash the car, rub the oil into the bumpers or trim, leave for 10 minutes then wash off.

Apparently peanut butter is really good as well, but too nice to waste IMO
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

i used some cheap bumperblackner and now the water has worn it away and my punto looks like it has being crying
gonna try t cut now
and then the rest of the bumperblackner
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T - cut? you are joking arent you. That will just turn your bumper white.
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

Buy some of the stuff i put a link up to.
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

I use Meguires All Seasons Dressing on all external plastics.
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

Meguires I have found to be best.

They do a spray which I put onto a soft cloth and then in sections apply to bumper & trims.

Would like a CC bumper but finding the correct colour/year in a scrappy is a bit tricky

I am temped to try that trim gel above...........erm
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i have just put a thread up use baby oil mines been on a week now no problems and do your tyiers the same time im chufed with mine
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

I never really got any dressing up to last. Ive tried several over the years, from linseed oil to expensive bumper blackeners with dye in them. They all wear out fast. I just paint mine now. A good wash, then a degreaser, plastic primer, and then paint. I mostly use satin black, as it looks most like the plastics when it was new
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

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T - cut? you are joking arent you. That will just turn your bumper white.

Nope. It's a dedicated kit especially for the job.
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Re: Restoring black bumpers/trims

Armor All Shield is great and lasts many weeks it is superb on paintwork as well. You can even do glass!
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Autoglym Bumper care I find lasts well.
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