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Darryl Watson
Experienced User
Username: inox

Post Number: 31
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Saturday, 07 October, 2017 - 04:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi,
Can anyone recommend a black "paint" or colorant to refurbish the rubber on my 1990 Mulsanne S bumpers.
After 27 years itís looking a little tired.
Thanks
Regards
Darryl
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2681
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Saturday, 07 October, 2017 - 05:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Darryl,

I have found the following product excellent for rejuvenating and protecting plastic/rubber components exposed to weather and UV radiation:

http://3mmarine.com/3mtm-marine-vinyl-cleaner-and-restorer-15-fl-oz-09029.html

Most marine suppliers stock this product.
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Maxwell Heazlewood
Experienced User
Username: tasbent

Post Number: 31
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Saturday, 07 October, 2017 - 11:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Darryl....I have always found Meguiars 'Bumper and Trim Reviver to be an excellent product and lasts quite well. It gives a nice solid black sheen rather than a tacky shine like many products.
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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 32
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Saturday, 07 October, 2017 - 12:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Darryl....if your rubber trims are looking a little tired....before using any reviver product on them, it pays to give said rubbers a good scrub with a piece of terry towel soaked in paint thinners....or even metho. This will help to 'key' the surface so any product applied will adhere much better
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Darryl Watson
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Username: inox

Post Number: 33
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Sunday, 08 October, 2017 - 06:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thank you for the feed back.
Regards
Darryl
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Maxwell Heazlewood
Experienced User
Username: tasbent

Post Number: 42
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Darryl....how did you trim refurb turn out?
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Darryl Watson
Experienced User
Username: inox

Post Number: 34
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Thursday, 12 October, 2017 - 05:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Maxwell,
It's still on the To Do list. I have a number of projects on the go at the moment and every thing seems to take longer the older I get.
I'll update when I done the deed.
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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 47
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Thursday, 12 October, 2017 - 08:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Roger that Darryl....I well know what that's like!
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Benoit Leus
Grand Master
Username: benoitleus

Post Number: 314
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Thursday, 26 October, 2017 - 06:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Darryl,

I stumbled on this article about someone restoring the rubber bumpers on his MGB.
He describes the process in detail and the results speak for themselves. I just wonder how durable this would be.

http://www.mgexp.com/article/rb-repair.html
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Darryl Watson
Experienced User
Username: inox

Post Number: 37
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Thursday, 26 October, 2017 - 05:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks for that Benoit,
Very informative. I'll add it to the list of jobs and give it a go.
Regards
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Darryl Watson
Experienced User
Username: inox

Post Number: 41
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Thursday, 25 January, 2018 - 08:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I've finally had a chance to look at one bumper rubber. (How did I ever have time to go to work?).
Gave it a quick rub down using 3000 wet & dry then a coat of Meguiars "Endurance Tire Gel".
Results are encouraging. I think with a little more rubbing down to get rid of more gunge from old applications the results will be good enough for me.
Regards

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