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gweers 10-21-2012 01:33 PM

Rear Bumpers
How can you bring the rear bumpers (flat black) back to life or can they be painted to match the color of the car.

mcomet 10-21-2012 02:55 PM

Do a search, some people here have painted them...you basically do a lot of prep sanding, sanding more, and sanding more, spraying an adhesion spray, then primer, then paint, then clearcoat and wet sand.

Or... go to BumperPlugs.com

Dgrange 10-21-2012 02:56 PM

Use back to black from your local car accessory store to bring the black original color back or visit bumperplugs.com who sell colors options...

Good luck.

mcomet 10-21-2012 03:02 PM

BTW you want to search for "painted bumperettes" here... and probably also in DIY section...
here's a link to a 6speed article.. I haven't done any of this myself..yet...

DIY color match bumperette - 6speedonline.com Forums

Gforrest2 10-21-2012 04:15 PM

I did it. Didn't do all the steps that the guy did in the link above, i.e., wet sanding after clearcoat, but mine came out okay.

My thread here: http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/30418-4-hours-$50-later.html

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