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Faded Bumper restoration

Post by chinfuk on Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:08 pm

I had just done this to mine with great results. The bumpers were really light gray and faded so I took a heat gun to them and they come up like new seriously it's like witch craft or something haha. I know it's not a new idea and most of you probably already know about it but look it up on youtube if not
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Re: Faded Bumper restoration

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:24 pm

Does work well, just got to heat them evenly!
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Re: Faded Bumper restoration

Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:43 pm

Yep, works well but when it fades again it looks terrible as you can see the strokes you made with the heat gun. I think keeping them coated with some kind of silicon spray will protect them a bit Smile
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Re: Faded Bumper restoration

Post by scotia on Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:08 am

i use this

its basicly some sort of grease
stays on for a long time but in the summer you will have to do it more because of the sun.
i use the same can now for about 2,5 years so 1 can will last pretty long Smile
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Re: Faded Bumper restoration

Post by chinfuk on Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:51 am

Ah cool, yeah I heard smooth peanut butter works really well too. The heat gun method is not going to win any shows but it definitely smarten it up. Time will tell if it goes all streaky after a while but it can be redone. Just make sure it's perfectly clean and free from oil streaks or anything before you start :-)
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Re: Faded Bumper restoration

Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:56 am

Yeah definitely worth doing, just keep on top of the wax or silicon to keep them that way Smile
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Re: Faded Bumper restoration

Post by oldie on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:47 am

While the heat-gun method will work OK'ish the first time, the problem is it draws the oils in the plastic to the surface.....repeated use of this method will eventually make the plastic brittle.

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Re: Faded Bumper restoration

Post by chinfuk on Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:06 pm

many thanks for all the replies and sound advice on this topic, i think next time i will do as suggested by scotia. although im happy with the results for now. thanks again
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