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post 5th October 2006 17:13
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QUOTE(Junior145 @ Oct 5 2006, 05:36 PM) *
Hi laaf, the bumpers do look awesome, just wondering how theyve lasted ? any sign of cracking/peeling/fading etc. ?

cheers, tom.

No problems yet except I scuffed one a bit the other day.
I forgot to mention what was used to prepare them.
I think it was scouring cream, then white spirit to get them looking like they do in the before photos.


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post 26th January 2010 18:11
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For a top up on the bumpers, i rub mine down with the same stuff that i use for the tyres. Turtle Wax stuff, OR the meguires equivilant.

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post 26th January 2011 14:47
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ok...dont laugh.. on other cars for fading plastics i swear by morrisons own brew liquid scuff coat polish.after 3 or 4 applications it looks really good and lasts for months-it doesnt go streaky with rain or even when you wash your car.

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post 26th January 2011 21:31
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best i've used for a long lasting finish (one treatment lasted a whole summer)


Peanut Butter.


I kid you not.


Gotta be crunchy, not smooth. smear it on liberally, leave for a few hrs

wipe off.


The natural oils in the peanuts soak in and last for AGES leaving a lovely shiny black bumper. AND as a bonus with what you scrape off ya could, in theory, make some sarnies.
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post 26th January 2011 21:42
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QUOTE(Tifosi1976 @ 26th January 2011 21:31) *
The natural oils in the peanuts soak in and last for AGES leaving a lovely shiny black bumper. AND as a bonus with what you scrape off ya could, in theory, make some sarnies.


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post 26th January 2011 21:48
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QUOTE(Tifosi1976 @ 26th January 2011 21:31) *
best i've used for a long lasting finish (one treatment lasted a whole summer)
Peanut Butter.
I kid you not.
Gotta be crunchy, not smooth. smear it on liberally, leave for a few hrs

wipe off.
The natural oils in the peanuts soak in and last for AGES leaving a lovely shiny black bumper. AND as a bonus with what you scrape off ya could, in theory, make some sarnies.


Ive heard of that before, but I cannot use such a way due to the fact Peanuts kill me laugh.gif

Auto Glym bumper polish is green and awesome!


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post 26th January 2011 22:53
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this looks even easier and no mess

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-dtbBzky-s...C8&index=37

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post 26th January 2011 23:24
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i was gonna say used a heat gun then clicked your link lol


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post 27th January 2011 15:01
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my sphincter was goin like a rabbits nose watching that.. the only problem doing it that way is that heat guns tend to strip paint tongue.gif
fine if you wanna take off trims,but wouldnt recomend for a half body coded bumper smile.gif
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post 2nd February 2011 09:14
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Tried the peanut butter yesterday (smooth) and it works a treat. thumbup.gif Acts as a water repellent too so the rain just runs off so no spotting on drying.
All I have to do now is get the damn lacquer off the paint so I can polish it up ! laughbounce2.gif

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post 23rd April 2011 07:52
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heat gun doesnt work on all bumber plastics!! does a phase 2 bumper fit a ph1? mines tired and gray back to black just seems to attract dust i remember every time i used to hide the car seat in the boot ;0 i used to get covered in greesey soot of the bumper..... soz bout old thread but i spotted this and i want it!!!!

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post 10th April 2013 06:32
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Hello gents ! My bumpers arent too faded but I'd like to give them some rejuvenation.. I'm in South africa so I'm not really sure what kinds of bumper treatments we get here but I've been using Wynns Back to Black? It gives a nice shine but doesnt last long in our hot sun rant.gif

Any suggestions?


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post 10th April 2013 07:11
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QUOTE(GTV sean @ 10th April 2013 07:32) *
Hello gents ! My bumpers arent too faded but I'd like to give them some rejuvenation.. I'm in South africa so I'm not really sure what kinds of bumper treatments we get here but I've been using Wynns Back to Black? It gives a nice shine but doesnt last long in our hot sun rant.gif

Any suggestions?



use a heat gun

and dont be afraid of heating up the paint to much...

i use a heat gun on paint at work to remove contam and bird s**t biggrin.gif


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post 28th May 2013 20:27
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Haha gents I tried the heat gun method and it didn't seem to make much difference? I must admit the my bumper isn't too bad and having a black car just makes it worse.. biggrin.gif

Maybe it's time to use some meguiars!


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post 28th May 2013 22:33
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QUOTE(GTV sean @ 28th May 2013 21:27) *
Haha gents I tried the heat gun method and it didn't seem to make much difference? I must admit the my bumper isn't too bad and having a black car just makes it worse.. biggrin.gif

Maybe it's time to use some meguiars!




did you not give it a go what i said to'do onyour bumpers?


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post 29th May 2013 04:40
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Not yet mate but thankfully as it is my day off, best I try it!


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post 29th May 2013 06:57
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QUOTE(GTV sean @ 29th May 2013 05:40) *
Not yet mate but thankfully as it is my day off, best I try it!





if your not happy doing it! just try a small bit some were it don't show so much


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