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    cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    anyidea on how to clean the arch's on a corsa & the bumpers with out spraying them as i want to look new with out spending or spraying?

    thanks

    pref dark black :P

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    a heat gun applyed over the faded plastic will bring them up black again, justy dont hold it in the one spot for too long or it will discolour the plastic, just slowly blow the heat gun over the plastics

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    there is a product called 'back to black' think they sell it at pound land.

    dont know how good it is

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    ahh back to black is just a spray and it comes off after a day or so, just shines it up & makes your hands feel like polish

    if you ask me its for show use only, haha thanks anyway bogus

    gordon will a hair dryer work at high heat??

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    hair dryer may work on it, it will keep them looking new and should last for a number of years on it untill they start to fade again through natural sunlight

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    ok thanks dude

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    also apply a coat of silicone based bumper care, i find the auto glym bumper care or vinal and rubber care very good and lasts too

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    try peanut butter lol

    A tip i picked up off ADE from PNG at PVS... Works a treat, something to do with the natural oils in it

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    lmao, you sure?

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    oh yes... Smooth peanut butter.

    I was shocked when i saw it, but it brings it up a treat!

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    Car plan black trim wax,thats what i use,messy to use but work s a treat and lasts

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    i have tried telling all my mates to try peanut butter but none beleive me on how good it is, it realy does bring dull grey plastic back to black, my curent car is colour coded so i cant show them

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    nut butter on yer bumbers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    WD40 sprayed onto a rag and wiped over works pretty well too.
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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    Instead of peanut butter use Ground nut oil. It is that in peanut butter that does the work. Great also for removing white polish marks off plastic trim .80p for a bottle that will last you years!

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    WD40 - wears of after around a week
    cheapo pound land - wears off after a day
    peanut butter - have seen it last for about a month
    engine oil - last for ages just make sure you really work it in or itll run in the rain and ****e will stick to it
    back to black - cack waste of money
    autoglym - by far the best ive found so far lastes ages but costs a bomb
    heatgun - youll still see a difference in the colour of the trim and bumper but works quite well

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    Quote Originally Posted by GBE86 View Post
    autoglym - by far the best ive found so far lastes ages but costs a bomb
    heatgun - youll still see a difference in the colour of the trim and bumper but works quite well
    Heat gun them if they are really bad then ag over the top to feed the opils in and keep them looking good, ag is like 6-7 quid a bottle..



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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    u lot will be saying cooking oil or lard nxt lol

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    Quote Originally Posted by a-s-h-y View Post
    u lot will be saying cooking oil or lard nxt lol
    Cooking oils ok but messie and dont last long.



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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    I tried a hair dryer on my Nova skirts yesterday, waste of time though I've seen heat used to good effect on Astras etc.

    Might have to try a heat gun but failing that, AG bumper care is the best product I've used in the past.
    it's a C20XE not a fookin Redtop FFS

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigGreen View Post
    I tried a hair dryer on my Nova skirts yesterday, waste of time though I've seen heat used to good effect on Astras etc.

    Might have to try a heat gun but failing that, AG bumper care is the best product I've used in the past.
    The skirts are made from a harder plastic, dont think heat will work.



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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    Well when I accidentally melted one with my halogen light, it seemed to work....
    it's a C20XE not a fookin Redtop FFS

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    Re: cleaning up plastic bumper & arch

    I used auto-glym bumper care top stuff imo.

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