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Mellers1

Painting bumper and side plastics

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Mellers1

Hello All,

 

I’ve just acquired a 205 (sorry a Gentry - not a GTi!) it’s been its been in storage and its plastics are are very faded. I tried a black bumper restorer (a turtle wax product) but it hasn’t touched it. I thought thing to do is to remove everything and paint the plastics to really restore them. 
 

I’m guessing lots of people will of done this before. Can anyone recommend the best product/paint to use?

 

thank you James 

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Gaz D

Wurth Dye is very good they do a black for phase 2 and a grey for phase 1. Use very sparingly though and use a few very light cots otherwise you’ll see brush strokes in the finish(although you use a sponge to apply it) next time I think I’ll try a bumper spray paint

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Gohn

 tried Gtechniq C4 which is very expensive and only lasted about 4months 

may be ok if you only sit your car in a garage but s*it otherwise

 

the wurth dye type stuff is great, we have a local equivalent here called Bowdens Mr Black

 

also Plasticare and AutoGlym are apparently good but haven't tried them 

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Mellers1

Thank you both. Just ordered the Wurth. Is one 75ml tube enough for all the exterior plastics? Cheers for advice 

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Gohn

get one and use carefully

it should do everything,  if not order another one and drive around with a patchy car for a week 

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Leslie green

One 75mm bottle did all my kit and the back bumper and there should be enough left for the front bumper but I wasn't ready for it yet 

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sp_en_ny

As above Wurth dye is very good, i recently moved to using Gyeon Trim and in my opinion is even better in terms if how long it lasts, a more natural finish and a lot nicer/easier to apply as well.

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