black plastic/rubber bumper
Posted 25 April 2003 - 11:44 AM
Is it possible to sand that down really fine till I get a nice smooth finish again?? Any advice on how to fix this??
I searched but didn't find any threads that addressed this problem. Please help.
Posted 25 April 2003 - 03:02 PM
It really needs to be replaced but its up to you (and her) if replacing a piece of exterior trim is worth it on a 15 year old car.
Posted 25 April 2003 - 04:11 PM
Wow, I have the exact same problem on my window moldings. I bought the car used and just thought the moldings were textured until I noticed they were still smooth near the mirrors.
Originally posted by rasx
IIt seems that the smooth black bumper moulding has actually started to denature in some spots to the point that the surface is all grainy.
I'm planning to attempt to sand them down and polish them like you say this spring. They have trouble holding a finish when dressed anyway, so I figure I have nothing to lose. The only worry I have is if the vinyl on the outside isn't the same as the vinyl on the inside....
Posted 26 April 2003 - 08:07 PM
-sanded untill smooth (visually and to the touch)
-3M rubbing compound as much of the sanding marks off I could
-Sun of Gun vinyl/rubber protectant (it was all I had at the time)
Did a pretty damn good job, I think. Granted its not perfect, but it looks Waaaaay better than before. The shine fades a bit quickly but with a good dressing its all better again.
I'm new to posting so I don't know how to do pictures or anything but my online album of the job is here:
Posted 26 April 2003 - 08:46 PM
I just uploaded the trim pictures into my gallery on this site if you don't mind searching for them...typing in "trim" should do it.
Ok I'm testing it here now....
Sorry, I'm still learning
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