Wanted Bumpers

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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:00 pm

Hi i am after a pair of shiny rouge red bumpers :D not the horrible injection moulded red plastic things i already have ( the ones that go pink) :cry: for a sensible price cash is tight just bought my 16v wheels just need the bumpers to finish off. :D
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Post by ken newbold » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:17 pm

Why not go for the 2tone ones red with grey top, make it look like a TZD. :)
Local yard has front one of these in, having said that, there is a red TXD in a yard in leeds, but cant remember what bumpers are like.
If I get chance I'll have a look this week, you might be lucky as this is the cheapest scrapyard in the world. :D
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:39 pm

many thanks i will wait see what you find the red colour doesnt need to be an excact match but as near as the better no painting needed
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:06 pm

You could always prime and spray the ones you have, it might take a lot of sanding to get the dimpled finish off though :twisted:
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:16 pm

I have tried the sanding on an old bumper and my god after 3 days i gave up they take some bleeding sanding
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:38 pm

I used to have a Red '87 GTi which was severely let down by its pink, faded bumpers. The dimple texture wasn't a problem for me but it pretty much disappeared under coat, after coat, after coat of red paint! Virtually no prep, just sprayed a coat of primer first...

Ended up much glossier than the car (:oI so I got out a trusty bottle of T-cut and it ended up looking great.

Did the same to my red Visa too (now sold)... :(
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:43 pm

did you have any problems with the pain cracking or flaking
this is what has put me off painting them i do have a pair of green bumpers but i was told you need special paint to do them :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:26 pm

There are some really tenacious primers out there, I was in B&Q and I think International Paints do a plastic primer. I think if you put a couple of coats of something like that on, followed by a car paint primer and a few coats of colour, topped off with some lacquer even, I think the results will be fine. I'd experiment on a bit, but it is in my nature really to think about it a bit and then jump in with both feet! (Not always the best idea).

Now I remember, I wiped the old faded bumpers down with lighter fuel or white spirit (can't remember) to degrease them first.

And I used paint from aerosol cans, on a nice sunny day, in the grounds of a disused hospital! Ahh, those were the days... (or is that the fumes talking?).
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Post by ken newbold » Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:13 pm

I called in at scrapyard in Leeds but the front bumper in smashed and the rear one is quite good other than quite a bad scuff on the nearside, no damage to the plastic, only paint removed :( but that was the whole point wasn't it.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:23 pm

ah well thanks anyway will have to keep looking
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