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Post by st1allstar on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:52 am

whats best to use to remove the paint from my plastic bumpers?
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Re: removing paint from bumpers

Post by Chas Uno on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:49 am

st1allstar wrote:whats best to use to remove the paint from my plastic bumpers?

I think paint stripper will be OK as it shouldn't react with rubber/ certain plastics. If you want to try this route, then do a small test on the inside of the bumper first to make sure there is no reaction.

Otherwise maybe try a blasting place that uses very gentle media such as walnut shells? Sandblasting would be too course, and there is a danger that a medium that will take off the paint may also take off the surface of the bumper and you'd lose the original texture.

Are you trying to go back to the original look, or just get the surface right for re-painting?
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Re: removing paint from bumpers

Post by st1allstar on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:00 am

im thinking about going back to the original plastic look because my front bumper needs painting due to stone chips and so does the rear so its mainly down to cost that i want to take the paint off
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Re: removing paint from bumpers

Post by unot190bhp on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:13 am

ad repaint them if they were prep'd and painted properly u would think the plastics will all ready have been keyed to allow for paint to take
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Re: removing paint from bumpers

Post by st1allstar on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:14 am

They still have the texture finish even though they are painted
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Re: removing paint from bumpers

Post by unot190bhp on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:25 am

ad do a we tester on an small bit it should of been keyed other wise the paint would be flaking off it would only off been a rub with a scotch pad but it would still cover the surface with light scratches its worth a check as u dnt want to start on a big area and then realise its all scratched
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Re: removing paint from bumpers

Post by doody on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:22 am

unot190bhp wrote:ad do a we tester on an small bit it should of been keyed other wise the paint would be flaking off it would only off been a rub with a scotch pad but it would still cover the surface with light scratches its worth a check as u dnt want to start on a big area and then realise its all scratched

agreed, i think with the paint removed it will look a mess.
i bought a rear bumper tried to remove the paint and it was all scratched and swirly underneath. you can't even try to black it up with back to black liquid either as it still shows
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Re: removing paint from bumpers

Post by Louie on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:50 am

Think one of these is your best bet

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=prayer+mat&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Is9IUfXPEMWd0AWYp4CQCQ&sqi=2&ved=0CD0QsAQ&biw=1280&bih=894

had a go in that white MK1 I had for a bit and once your past the flaky bits it didn't shift for me.
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