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Author Topic: restoration websites for plastic bumpers  (Read 800 times)
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« on: February 01, 2009, 11:52:40 AM »

anyone know of any good car restoration sites?

I'm about to fit a s2 bumper to my 'other car' as its a s1 and i want the headlight headlight washer upgrade, I just think it could do with some renovation before it gets a spray and a fitting.

knowing nothing about restoring plastics, i'm a bit stumped

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 08:20:44 PM »

Try Googling it.There's various plastics products out there, and it's much the same as Ally or steel you just need plastic primers etc.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 08:37:58 PM »

Plastics can be very tricky. So many different types, and it's hard to classify some of them exactly. Even the manufacturers of cars can get it wrong, which is why you see the paint coming off bumpers after only a couple of years. I had a Citroen BX GTI and the rear bumper stripped off when it was 3 years old
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 11:30:00 PM »

oh if its a citroen (or ford) in burgundy the paint will eventually just flake off the bonnet, they seemed to have a bad year or two of this, i'm sure they buy the paint at the same chemical works.....

didnt find a good site so learning as i go on and taking photo's.......
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 02:20:17 PM »

Takes a gander here for some tips, courtesy of a volvo club.

Or here from a touch up business site.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 11:29:55 AM »


well one side now has no scuffs, its the same plastic as used on the emina's but I've just found out its to be painted so that makes the job easier, because i had no idea how to get the pattern back after it was sanded flat.
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