Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

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Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

Postby M3THANOL » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:49 am

I did some reading on vortex a while back and the dudes there seem to recon that Kiwi shoe dye(not polish!) is the way to and that is offers the best results. What do you guys think? My Mk2 is a CSL so it has or should I say, it had that chrome type strip that goes around the bumper. The chrome covered by some clear type plastic which after 24 years has cracked in various places letting water get in behind the chrome strip and make it rust and/or get dirty. I am not too worried about that at the moment but would like to get the bumpers nice and black again(without spraying them!!)

http://www.vwheritage.com/vw_spares_Rea ... try_GB.htm

ideas guys, thanks!
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Re: Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

Postby lawrence » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:06 pm

Got any pics to share? would like to see how bad they are?

Most quality trim restorers should work but depending on above, may take a few repeated applications

Meguiars Ultimate Protectant
Chemical Guys Black on Black (or even Bare Bones works too)
Adams VRT
Aerospace 303
Peanut butter :oops: :crazy: But yeah a cheap way of doing it, that, according to a lot of international literature, actually works.... but I'd give it a miss if it were me.

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Re: Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

Postby M3THANOL » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:36 pm

sup Lawrence. here is an example: Image

sorry it isn't a close up, I will have to get one, but that gives you an idea. You can also have a check under my Ride's thread
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Re: Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

Postby lawrence » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:38 pm

Yeah that is not too far gone mate...

A couple repeated applications of any of the above products and you should be good to go :hug:

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Postby M3THANOL » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:46 pm

ah great, thanks a stack buddy, much appreciated. What sort of price would I be looking at for one of these products, ball park?
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Re: Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

Postby JoeKR16V » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:55 pm

Hi M3THANOL :hi:

This is my X 16v done with kiwi liquid...

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This is My X 8v Big Bumper done with Kiwi Liquid..

Image

Another pic of my 16v done with Kiwi Liquid:

Image

And I will continue using Kiwi Liquid Shoe Shine on My next vehicles to come, U need only apply about 3 times on 1st time, it soakes in and does not dry up leaving what silicone does, it does not attract dust and once soaked in, U need only treat once a month.
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Re: Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

Postby M3THANOL » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:10 pm

wow man, looks like it does the job!!! By the way, that white Mk2 looks nice as well man!!

Is it liquid polish or the shoe dye?
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Re: Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

Postby JoeKR16V » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:17 pm

Just the normal Liquid polish...

Thanks Man... :cool:
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Re: Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

Postby lawrence » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:01 pm


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Re: Restoring black Mk2 thin bumpers

Postby PoLonY » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:19 pm

you can also use a heat gun

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