Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

Bringing life back to EA81 4WD bumpers

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 GoldDiggerRoo


    Pizza anyone?

  • Members
  • 565 posts
  • Roanoke, VA

Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:45 PM

Here's my trick for turning those grey EA81 4WD bumpers black again, like they're supposed to be.

I've done this on several cars and noticed that it usually works a little better if you clean the bumper with WD-40 really good a day or so before. You can either spray hWD right onto the bumper and wipe it in or spray some onto a rag and rub it on, but I've found that spraying it right on works better due to the texture of the bumper.

My next secret weapon:
Posted Image

Mother's Back To Black:

Remeber to SHAKE WELL and the pour a little onto a terry cloth rag or an old towel, the directions on the bottle say a "quarter sized" drop, but you can feel free to use more, it'll take a lot. Then take the rag and rub the B2B in with a circular motion. The directions also say wait until the product dries to a hase to remove it (like wax) but if your bumpers are anything like mine, you're gonna need 2/3 or more coats of this stuff....so on the first couple coats, it's going to be soaking in more than drying, I'd wait 30/45 seconds and then remove it with a clean cloth again using a circular motion.

You do have to be paitent with this stuff, it's sometimes uneven looking, but most of these bumpers have had no treatment for 20+ years. After a good rain some of the grey will come back, but even this eventually will go away with continued treatment (once a month, every other month).

Here's a few pics from my '87 Hatch, you can tell a major difference.

Good luck!

Posted Image

Posted Image
Posted Image

Posted Image

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users