Faded bumpers - Which back to black product?

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Faded bumpers - Which back to black product?

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:17 pm

Has anybody tried to back to black their hijets bumpers?

Mine are totally faded and grey, and I'd like them to be crisp black once again.

What I'd like to know is which products work and which don't?

So far on the white panel van I have T-cut the whole van, touched up the chips and scratches with some colour matched paint, and then colour magic polished it. Also I have painted a full set of wheels in satin silver and fitted them with a full set of genuine centre caps. Hardcore hovered it out, put a new door handle and mirror on it, and I'm waiting for some pads and new number plates. Should look almost mint Very Happy
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Post by Logi on Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:14 pm

I find Carplan stuff, available at Morrisons is as good as anything.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:17 pm

Someone has told me to use a hot air gun all over it Exclamation
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:14 am

Others are saying use peanut butter or olive oil Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes

Its a funny old world we live in
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Post by 8bit-ash on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:21 am

ive always used boiled linseed oil. Has always worked well and is cheap, less messy than peanut butter.
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Post by oldie on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:37 pm

Yup! Boiled linseed oil is good.
Could also try black shoe polish.
The hot air gun method does work, but I've only tried it on bump strips, not on a bumper the size as on our vans.
It works by bringing the oils in the plastic up to the surface, but this can only be done once as the plastic can end up going brittle.
Can also look patchy over a large area if not done correctly.

Or you could try Plastidip, it's like a rubberised paint.
It has a matt finish, but you can always put a coat of car wax over it and that would give it a nice sheen.
The more coats of' Plastidip' you spray on, the easier it is to peel off in-one if dont like it. Simples.......

http://www.plastidip.co.uk/eStore/index.cfm?Plastidip_Aerosol_Spray_Can&stage=3&colour=Black,Blue,Clear,Red,White&pid=PDL-0090



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Post by oldie on Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:16 am

oldie wrote:Yup! Boiled linseed oil is good.
Could also try black shoe polish.
The hot air gun method does work, but I've only tried it on bump strips, not on a bumper the size as on our vans.
It works by bringing the oils in the plastic up to the surface, but this can only be done once as the plastic can end up going brittle.
Can also look patchy over a large area if not done correctly.

Or you could try Plastidip, it's like a rubberised paint.
It has a matt finish, but you can always put a coat of car wax over it and that would give it a nice sheen.
The more coats of' Plastidip' you spray on, the easier it is to peel off in one piece if dont like it. Simples.......

http://www.plastidip.co.uk/eStore/index.cfm?Plastidip_Aerosol_Spray_Can&stage=3&colour=Black,Blue,Clear,Red,White&pid=PDL-0090



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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:33 am

Jesus 6:16am - does that time actually exist?

BTW I've found WD-40 does a pretty damn good job of bumpers lol!
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Post by PFM on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:19 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:Jesus 6:16am - does that time actually exist?
Yes, it must do - I don't want to see it though. Oldie must have been looking for his meds - he's repeating himself now! Very Happy

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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:54 pm

I used the Carplan Black Trim Wax and it worked a treat. I did cheat: I poured it into an old jam jar and painted it on with a brush Very Happy Quick polish after a bit of setting time and bingo! Black bumpers and wing mirror backs. cheers
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:55 pm

EvaInNorfolk wrote:I used the Carplan Black Trim Wax and it worked a treat. I did cheat: I poured it into an old jam jar and painted it on with a brush Very Happy Quick polish after a bit of setting time and bingo! Black bumpers and wing mirror backs. cheers

Now that sounds like a mighty good plan stan
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Post by oldie on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:32 am

PFM wrote: Oldie must have been looking for his meds - he's repeating himself now! Very Happy

No meds today...just my therapy session in the morning bounce .

Don't know what hapened there, can't seem to delete that dduplicated post confused .

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Post by oldie on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:36 am

EvaInNorfolk wrote:I used the Carplan Black Trim Wax and it worked a treat. I did cheat: I poured it into an old jam jar and painted it on with a brush Very Happy Quick polish after a bit of setting time and bingo! Black bumpers and wing mirror backs. cheers

Any black shoe/boot polish will do the same....

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Post by Logi on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:51 am

HighlyJetted wrote:Jesus 6:16am - does that time actually exist? lol!

Who's up at that ungodly hour...... Wink
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:02 am

The only time I see 5:51am is when I'm out on the town getting sloshed.
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Post by oldie on Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:00 am

[quote="Logi"]
HighlyJetted wrote:

Who's up at that ungodly hour...... Wink


I just don't understand how some of you guys can have such lonnnnng lay-ins Shocked,
The day is nearly over by time you lot get up Laughing .

I'm usualy up and about at 4am every morning Smile .



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Post by bwms on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:43 pm

I used to use shoe polish in a liquid form that has a little sponge on the end of the bottle.

Just done wing mirrors and windscreen trim with Halfords spray plastic paint. Works a treat. Easy to use and pretty forgiving as there is no colour change.

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