Bumper Shine!!

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Bumper Shine!!

Post by Lukeh17 » Wed May 18, 2016 1:17 pm

Hi,

What do you guys use on your bumpers to make them all shiny? I use the back to black by turtle wax on my bumpers and trim, the trim comes up great, however the bumpers hardly looks touched.

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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by unknownmale » Wed May 18, 2016 2:13 pm

Yeah, back to black!


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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by the edmundator » Wed May 18, 2016 2:26 pm

I've not noticed a big difference between the various products. I often buy Autoglym stuff as Halford frequently does 3 for 2 offers, and I like their polish.


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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by mark1gls » Wed May 18, 2016 3:54 pm

I've used many of these products over the years and most of them wash of at the slightest bit of rain but after going to the nationals last year and taking to people some one recommended this Autoglym so I tried it and I'm really impressed, my bumpers on the Mk1 are 37 years old and they are faded, the autoglym does a fab job at getting them nice a black and it sticks to the bumper very well and lasts a few washes/ rain showers. You also don't need to use a large amount and it's a gel so no water down liquid like in many other products out there so a bottle lasts a long time.
Cloth the put it on, leave it to dry for a short time and other cloth to buff it up.
I've tried various brands from back to black to Meguiars and the Autoglym stuff is the best so far.

Other places sell it as well so shop around.
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cl ... -gel-325ml


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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by Lukeh17 » Wed May 18, 2016 5:30 pm

Cheers thanks guys, I have heard Autoglym are pretty good, so will give it a try



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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by mark1gls » Wed May 18, 2016 10:32 pm

Let us know how you get on with it :-)


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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by scrappy1382 » Fri May 20, 2016 8:12 pm

ive been using a silicone grease spray can, does the job well. lasts a week and just wipe dirt off and respray...


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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by Nate » Sun May 22, 2016 8:38 am

Mr sheen, wd40, boot polish


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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by Lukeh17 » Fri May 27, 2016 2:06 pm

mark1gls wrote:Let us know how you get on with it :-)
I used it the other day, and really good, brought both bumpers up nice!!



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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by big_wig_074 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:11 pm

I used some black coloured car polish last time and it worked a treat!



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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by Rusty dan » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:59 am

Autoglym bumper and trim for me, used the last 10 plus years and has always come up a treat


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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by BlackGTX » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:45 am

boiled linseed oil is my tip, dont let it dry on the paintwork though



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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by steve bain » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:28 am

autoglym here too. if they struggle to get them to turn dark black, then wash them with something brutal first like fairy liquid to get rid of any grease. i bought this the other day to bump up my stock and it really is a bargain!! £45 for everything as appose to £10 for each bottle. The drying and polishing cloths are really good too.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262060979332? ... EBIDX%3AIT


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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by essextom » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:27 pm

Smooth peanut butters meant to work well. I use autoglym though and it seems ok, I've heard good things about wurth bumper dye which returns ya bumpers back to original colour, gonna give it a try myself next month.


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Re: Bumper Shine!!

Post by steve bain » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:41 pm

also, use a heatgun on them first. makes a suprising difference


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