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jim_hoyland 08-20-2015 02:12 PM

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...

Thanks,

boxster6354 08-20-2015 02:21 PM

On this forum a lot refer to them as "bumperettes"

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

http://986forum.com/forums/show-tell-gallery/5877-bumper-before-after.html

jim_hoyland 08-20-2015 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxster6354 (Post 462569)
On this forum a lot refer to them as "bumperettes"

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

http://986forum.com/forums/show-tell-gallery/5877-bumper-before-after.html


Thank you:)

particlewave 08-20-2015 04:12 PM

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

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/a...taillights.jpg

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/a...7745FD649B.jpg

jacabean 08-20-2015 04:18 PM

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 .

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1440116295.jpg

jacabean 08-20-2015 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by particlewave (Post 462602)
Wash + 3-5 coats of black PlastiDip = looks like new.

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/a...taillights.jpg

I would never have thought to plasti dip , someone should do 101 plasti dip projects .

jim_hoyland 08-20-2015 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jacabean (Post 462604)
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 .

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1440116295.jpg

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

My car is Glacial White

jacabean 08-20-2015 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jim_hoyland (Post 462631)
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

Deserion 08-21-2015 05:36 AM

I used Forever Black on mine. Works way better than Back-to-Black, and it's a dye versus a dressing.

ReallyDirtyThirty 08-21-2015 07:39 AM

If you're lazy like me you can purchase a pair of body color matched bumperettes from BumperPlugs.com.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Eu5u1mWt6p...%2BBoxster.png
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-I7avHmlWgB.../Lewis%2B2.png

JayG 08-21-2015 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jacabean (Post 462604)
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

particlewave 08-21-2015 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JayG (Post 462712)
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.

hancock1701 08-21-2015 10:09 AM

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.

EJ-Fresno 08-21-2015 10:38 AM

I love the black ones...on my black Boxster :p

JayG 08-21-2015 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EJ-Fresno (Post 462745)
I love the black ones...on my black Boxster :p

smartass :cheers:

Samething on my black 996 Targa

Gforrest2 08-21-2015 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jacabean (Post 462604)
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 .

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1440116295.jpg

+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

mikesz 08-22-2015 02:06 AM

I removed mine completely

TypeA 08-22-2015 06:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikesz (Post 462833)
I removed mine completely

Did you use something like this?

Porsche Rear Bumperette Removal Plate | cheetahonline

Porsche9 08-22-2015 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TypeA (Post 462851)

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.

mikesz 08-25-2015 04:03 AM

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. http://986forum.com/forums/uploads01...1440504218.jpg


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