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My sud is rebiuld and re sprayed, it looks great except my old Ti body kit and the spoiler and grill need a bit of tlc to bring them back to black. any ideas?
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I've used some different black bumper sprays recently.
If it's a shiny black satin finish you want Hycote's Bumper & Trim paint is great at looking like new plastic.
If it has a deeper texture then Halfrauds do some bumper paint that's less shiny. See the Alfa bumper where I have posted the Halfrauds photo.

Preparation is key. You need to absolutely ruin the finish of the plastic first with scouring cream and a scouring pad. Any Back to Black residue will cause flaking etc.
 

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When I bought my MG the bumpers were badly faded, however, 21 years of liberally applying turtle was and Simoniz back to black stuff hasbrought them up a treat :D
 

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Thanks Lad's will have a go at that!
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Also try that tyre-wall shine spray sold in Halfords. It's a bit oily to start with but over time it will make your black stuff look like new.


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if you paint it use a proper plastic etch primer

if you do what bodger said, with a lot of work it can look very good as per photo (but sort of fake looking in my mind) . its also possible to ruin the plastics if you do a poor job. also whats it going to look like as it ages

if you do what garry said ,it can have that good condition original look. and a lot easier too

on my car the prevous owner did a bad job and the paint peeled. in the end i sourced new plastics and just apply protector

i think it depends on wether you want it to look "hot" now or age well over time
 

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My bumper job was done a year ago and the remarks from a lot of people at the time were just the same as yours (i.e. don't do it) but a year later it looks just as good and hasn't cracked or flaked at all.
I also had the reason that one of the bumpers was scratched and discoloured.
I agree there's no point trying to paint anything if you don't prepare properly. It will look worse.

I also agree with you about not doing it.
Originality is important so if Back to Black does the job there's no point getting the paint out.
 

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Two or three coats of back to black should make a difference :)
 
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