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Hi all, as the title says ...... I need to repaint the front panel as it’s flaking and looking decidedly sorry for itself. Do I have to remove the front bumper to take it off? or is it possible to do it without?
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Is this the black panel that the bonnet rubber rubs against and wears it away? That’s one of the jobs I need to do so I’m following this with interest.
 

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Is this the black panel that the bonnet rubber rubs against and wears it away? That’s one of the jobs I need to do so I’m following this with interest.
Yeah, that’s the one. Apparently you need to keep the rubber seal on the bonnet well conditioned with a rubber treatment to keep it soft and supple, when I got my SW about 5 months ago it was flaking badly. I’ll tackle it tomorrow. If I can remove it easily I’ll strip and repaint, otherwise I’ll just rub the top down and repaint then the next time I’m off work I’ll remove it and get it blasted and powder coated
 

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You will find it easier with the bumper off as there are quite a few pipes and cables attached to it and it is bolted behind the headlights. Take pics!!!

I got mine powder coated and came out better than new.

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You will find it easier with the bumper off as there are quite a few pipes and cables attached to it and it is bolted behind the headlights. Take pics!!!

I got mine powder coated and came out better than new.

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That looks amazing, that’s the way to go next time I get holidays and don’t need to use the car for a week. I’ll get it blasted and powder coated. At least it looks better until then. Thanks for the picture
 
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