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1 plastic re-blackening on 10th August 2016, 12:43 pm

toaster55

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Was chatting to one of my colleagues today and he mentioned that you can re-blacken bumper plastic and side trim that has gone grey with a heat gun! here is a you tube vid of someone doing it

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9tDq1oRy9U

what I want to know is, has anyone on here tried it and does it have any detrimental effects on the bumper? otherwise looks like a very cheap way to sort out bumpers and side trim without bying any products.

2 Re: plastic re-blackening on 10th August 2016, 4:51 pm

Stu

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I I havent done it but the nova boys do it and it works a treat!
I haven't ever heard of any bad experiences.


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3 Re: plastic re-blackening on 10th August 2016, 8:22 pm

gtir_woody

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That's pretty cool, never seen it before. It would be alot of heat though? My side trim would probably fall off, I think they are glued on lol

4 Re: plastic re-blackening on 10th August 2016, 8:30 pm

toaster55

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My work mate mentioned it, he had done an old polo he got for 400 quid , where the bumpers and trim had gone nearly white. Said it worked OK, and managed to flog the car for 800 , but hadn't seen it since, so didn't know how long it lasts. Might try on a bumper I've got in the garage.

5 Re: plastic re-blackening on 12th August 2016, 6:07 am

burrows1980

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Never heard of that before, might give it a go after on my tranny and see what happens

6 Re: plastic re-blackening on 12th August 2016, 8:06 am

shroom

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@burrows1980 wrote:Never heard of that before, might give it a go after on my tranny and see what happens

He/she might find that quite painful!

7 Re: plastic re-blackening on 12th August 2016, 8:46 am

gtir_woody

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LOL it'll be right, pain adds to the experience Laughing

8 Re: plastic re-blackening on 12th August 2016, 9:49 am

Welling_AL

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just watched a few of the other clips after the heat gun clip - some guy in the US used peanut butter and it seemed to do a good job - not sure id be up for that myself but maybe the oils in it did the job

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