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Attempt at Bumper Rubber Detailing

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#1 kayakertom


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:18 AM

Cleaned bumper and used Mothers' "Back to Black".


Big improvement from 10 feet...

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#2 AKghandi


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:52 AM

I found seafoam works really well for bringing old plastic back to life. seafoam is pure petroleum and plastic is made from petroleum, it works well..

#3 jj421


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:06 AM

I used that stuff a while ago. It worked well, but faded off shortly after. It didn't go back to how bad it was before, but it wasn't a nice black still. If you add another coat a couple weeks from now, and maybe another one a few weeks after that, it'll look great.


I have since spray painted my bumpers with this stuff:




It's stayed black ever since I put it on. You can pick up a can at Home Depot or Lowe's or another home improvement store for $5 or less. I definitely recommend it.



#4 tizzle


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:59 AM

I bet VHT dye would work great for fading black bumpers

#5 SmashedGlass


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:58 PM

I'd go with what JJ421 did, or even use Plasti-dip from a spray can (also available at Home Depot/Lowes). Never had satisfactory results with anything that claims to "restore" plastics.

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