anyone tried this

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anyone tried this

Post by trem1 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:03 pm

pretty much as per the title really

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ue-1_Jk2Y0


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Post by jonsowman » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:40 pm

Brave doing it whilst it's still on the car! I'd probably take it off first :oops:
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Post by rwb » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:13 pm

I think I heard something about peanut butter too.

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Re: anyone tried this

Post by MixMan » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:34 pm

If you took the trim off, wouldn't the heat make it all curl and distort?
Think he does it on the body to keep it straight.
Should be ok if you keep it moving to avoid hotspots.
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Re: anyone tried this

Post by Welly » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:40 am

I tried Peanut Butter on me bumpers but the neighbours dog kept licking them.............
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Re: anyone tried this

Post by jonsowman » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:43 am

MixMan wrote:If you took the trim off, wouldn't the heat make it all curl and distort?
Good point, didn't think of that, it might well do. I'd still be scared to try it I think!
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Re: anyone tried this

Post by trem1 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:39 am

Its a bit extreme for me as well,specially when all thats wrong with mine is one rear corner bump strip is 'slighty' grey compared to the rest.


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Re: anyone tried this

Post by Rolebama » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:33 am

I am not sure it made all that much difference. A before and after shot from the same angle might be more convincing.
I don't know that taking the mouldings off the car would cause them to warp as some are made of 'memory' plastic. I have seen some returned to shape by warming after a collision when they have been distorted. I don't ever recall them looking any 'shinier/cleaner' though.
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Re: anyone tried this

Post by 406Break » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:03 pm

It works by melting the plastic(just a little). Silicon from inside the plastic boils to the surface. It's a 1-2 year thing, if not maintained with "black in a flash" or similar bumper care stuff. Did that to my old trusty Renault once. Before and after pics added. Pictures have a few weeks between them :)

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Anyhuu, because it is "melting" plastic, then don't stay on one spot too long :)
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Re: anyone tried this

Post by lozz » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:03 pm

trem1 wrote:Its a bit extreme for me as well,specially when all thats wrong with mine is one rear corner bump strip is 'slighty' grey compared to the rest.
This is what iuse... http://www.valeterspride.co.uk/1-litre- ... t-84-p.asp

Brilliant stuff. its good on tyres too..stays on for months

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Re: anyone tried this

Post by peter64 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:11 pm

Welly wrote:I tried Peanut Butter on me bumpers but the neighbours dog kept licking them.............
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Re: anyone tried this

Post by KozmoNaut » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:26 pm

I've done the heat gun trick on my 406, and it definitely works for a while, until the plastic sustains enough UV damage to fade again.

It's actually quite easy to do, as you can see it working and turning the plastic black again. With good lighting, progress is very obvious. You just have to watch out that it doesn't melt the plastic (so use the lowest heat gun setting that works). On D9s you have to be very careful around the chrome strips, never aim the gun directly at them, as the surface will start melting and bubbling very easily.
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