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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:29 pm 
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The rear bump stirp on my EL XR6 was starting to fade so I got some cutting compund onto it and then polished it. It looked ok for about 2 minutes and then as soon as i wiped off the polish it looked crap! Now the top of the strip is a lighter colour than the bottom bit, and it just looks really faded. Can anyone recommend a good product to restore the original colour of them? I'm thinking i might just respray them because They are all starting to fade.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:36 pm 
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get them painted hey, most used ones will be in similar condition so i don't think replacing them would be a viable option. It shouldn't cost too much to have them painted red or bodycolour or whatever. ;)
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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:56 pm 
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Thanks mate, it'd definantly look the best. Now i just gotta decide if wanna re-spray them red or the same colour as the body :S

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:08 am 
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they look better red imo, now i rekon u would actually be able to sand them back with a very high grade sand paper and then polish them they are actually solid red plastic so sanding them shouldnt be a problem
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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:04 am 
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I didn't know that they were solid red, good to know though so thanks for the info. I think red does look better, esspecially on such a dark car, needs something to break up the colour

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:27 am 
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Kingkezza wrote:
I didn't know that they were solid red, good to know though so thanks for the info. I think red does look better, esspecially on such a dark car, needs something to break up the colour


yeah definately, they are still available to buy brand new from ford to, i got new ones for my doors but they were $50 a peice so expect the rear bumper to cost between $80-100
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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:57 pm 
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Bugger that, if I got a new rear one then it would make the others look faded, so i think some sandpaper and a bit of polish sounds a bit cheaper, and if that fails a can of red spraypaint :D

 

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