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New bumper trim discolouration after 1 week

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I've had my 2009 Active Eco 1.1 Panda (in blue) for about 10 months now. Last month someone hit me from behind whilst waiting to pull out of junction. I got my Panda back last week where the garage replaced the bumper and the rear trim/liner.

We've had lots of rain over the last 48 hours or so, and I realised yesterday the rear black trim which was replaced last week is going discoloured (almost a very light blue colour).

Has anyone heard of this, and now what the cause might be? The previous trim never had any discolouration and I need to know if it is something to be worried about/get the garage to sort it out before the insurance claim is closed. I wonder if they used a cheaper type of plastic which can get discoloured but I don't think it should be doing this after 1 week.
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Question Re: New bumper trim discolouration after 1 week

Could it be paint overspray -- i.e. is it the same colour as the paintwork...? -- that's been hidden (until now) by some black trim detailer (or even tyre black...)?

I'd take it back to the garage, if I were you; state that you're unhappy; and ask them to replace the trim. Have a good look, first, though, to make sure that nothing else is obviously wrong. If they don't play ball, I'd be tempted, then, to involve Trading Standards... -- hopefully, though, they'll do the right thing....

Please let us know how you get on... -- and good luck...!
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