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Old 08-20-2015, 03:12 PM   #1
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Bumper pads in rear ? Need assist to a refinish thread

I call them bumper pads, the two black rectangular rubber parts on either side of the license plate.

I have been searching for a DIY thread on how to refinish them; can someone post their DIY link to this...

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Old 08-20-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
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On this forum a lot refer to them as "bumperettes"

Search and you will find many posts, like this one:

Bumper :) before and after
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:18 PM   #3
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On this forum a lot refer to them as "bumperettes"

Search and you will find many posts, like this one:

Bumper :) before and after

Thank you
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Wash + 3-5 coats of black PlastiDip = looks like new.




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painting them to color match the car would be best . you can buy everything you need from automotive touchup . if your handy it can be a fun easy DYI .

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Wash + 3-5 coats of black PlastiDip = looks like new.

I would never have thought to plasti dip , someone should do 101 plasti dip projects .
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:37 PM   #7
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painting them to color match the car would be best . you can buy everything you need from automotive touchup . if your handy it can be a fun easy DYI .

Some look really smooth and shinny, like the car body; is that from filling and sanding the bumperrettes ?

My car is Glacial White
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Some look really smooth and shinny, like the car body; is that from filling and sanding the bumperrettes ?

My car is Glacial White
Some sanding and a high build primer
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I used Forever Black on mine. Works way better than Back-to-Black, and it's a dye versus a dressing.
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If you're lazy like me you can purchase a pair of body color matched bumperettes from BumperPlugs.com.


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painting them to color match the car would be best . you can buy everything you need from automotive touchup . if your handy it can be a fun easy DYI .
I disagree. I like the factory Black color. I think the contrast looks good
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I disagree. I like the factory Black color. I think the contrast looks good
Agreed. I've never liked the painted bumperettes. They just don't look right.
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I got some wax on mine recently, and now there's white residue visible and won't go away with washing. I'll probably clean them up and plasti dip them because I like the black look too.
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I love the black ones...on my black Boxster
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I love the black ones...on my black Boxster
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painting them to color match the car would be best . you can buy everything you need from automotive touchup . if your handy it can be a fun easy DYI .

+1 for automotivetouchup.com. Here's a link to my project. I think they are held on with one bolt on the bottom.

Good luck!

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/30418-4-hours-$50-later.html
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I removed mine completely
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I removed mine completely
Did you use something like this?

Porsche Rear Bumperette Removal Plate | cheetahonline
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Nice idea and looks good on the black car but seems a little pricey. Unless you paint you still end up with a black area that stands out.

I for one am glad I had the bumperettes when someone hit me from behind. The bumperettes saved my bumper from damage.
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Yes rear bumperette removal plate but I made my own. I bought a piece of black ABS plastic and made a template out of cardboard. Took it to a place that cuts glass and had them cut it for me.

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