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Spray for bumpers and plastic trim

Used this stuff this weekend - bit lighter than I had hoped.
But happy with the finish
First 2 pics before, next 2 after, last one is the product (I've used 2 rattle cans so far)
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I've treated the bumpers with a light coat of ATF fluid (applied with a rag).
For me this was helped to recondition the plastic, and the original deep/dark color was restored.
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I did a car year ago with excellent results despite the black having gone light grey.
I gave it a good scrub with a scotchbrite pad which seemed to take the bleached top layer off and then it was simply a case of using the Car Plan black coloured black trim dressing.
I would never have believed it was possible and I was happy with the results.
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For when even peanut butter won’t restore black plastic?
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For when even peanut butter won’t restore black plastic?
And have every dog on the street lick it?
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I did a car year ago with excellent results despite the black having gone light grey.
I gave it a good scrub with a scotchbrite pad which seemed to take the bleached top layer off and then it was simply a case of using the Car Plan black coloured black trim dressing.
I would never have believed it was possible and I was happy with the results.
The material used for bumpers is generally polypropylene and it contains fillers and plasticisers to bulk it out and to adjust its flexibility. The most common filler is talc and as the plastic gets older you start to see it showing and the pattern shows how it flowed into the mould.
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There used to be a product called bumpercote available for painting plastics, and it worked really well on ABS bumpers.


On faded stuff I used to use Autoglym bumper care which was a green paste, but they have now changed the name to Bumper and trim Gel and it is now clear.

The new version is nowhere near as good and I am currently looking at other products to replace it. I have Tried the Simoniz version and haven't been impressed either.

If Turtle wax have a bumper product I might try that next.
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There used to be a product called bumpercote available for painting plastics, and it worked really well on ABS bumpers.


On faded stuff I used to use Autoglym bumper care which was a green paste, but they have now changed the name to Bumper and trim Gel and it is now clear.

The new version is nowhere near as good and I am currently looking at other products to replace it. I have Tried the Simoniz version and haven't been impressed either.

If Turtle wax have a bumper product I might try that next.
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I've tried Back to Black, Turtle Wax bumper polish etc
They've never worked well and tend in my mind to be very temporary fixes.
Also one of the previous owners painted them and you can see the state they were in.
I'm extremely happy with the finish (we'll see how long it lasts) the colour is a little
lighter than I had hoped but I still much prefer it to a gloss black finish so the glass
is always half full rather than half empty!
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