Paint scuff on grey bumper

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Paul_1978_yorks
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Paint scuff on grey bumper

#1 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:58 pm

I have a small paint scuff on the corner of my bumper from the previous owner.

Any tips on the best way to get it off?
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Re: Paint scuff on grey bumper

#2 Post by 1234dist » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:06 pm

very fine wet n dry 3000 grit and above.

Thats how we fixed it on the cabby.
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Re: Paint scuff on grey bumper

#3 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:15 pm

Failing 3000 grit, Brasso metal polish and toothpaste are both very mildly abrasive. There's a lot of rubbing involved, but you can cut away paint very gradually using them.

Can't see why you couldn't use some plastic-safe paint/graffiti remover though. It's cheap enough.
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Re: Paint scuff on grey bumper

#4 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:17 pm

Thanks chaps. Will get some 3000 grit paper and let you know how I get on :cool

On another note, has anyone repaired the grey bumpers where they are actually scuffed and the plastic has been marked?
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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Re: Paint scuff on grey bumper

#5 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:22 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Thanks chaps. Will get some 3000 grit paper and let you know how I get on :cool

On another note, has anyone repaired the grey bumpers where they are actually scuffed and the plastic has been marked?
I think the 3000 grit recommendation was based on removing paint from a painted bumper, not a self-colour plastic one - but I could be wrong.

You can only coat the bumper if it's been damaged. Wurth dye was my choice. Smart repairs fill the bumper and spray over with textured paint - but you have to do every bit of trim on the car for it to match.
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Re: Paint scuff on grey bumper

#6 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:28 pm

Yes it's a self coloured plastic bumper (on my early 416) and it's a case of me wanting to remove the paint scuff from a corner :-)
Current:
1996-N Nightfire 420 GSi Tourer
2005 Volvo V50 1.8 Sport
Former:
1994-M BRG 214 SEi
1995-N Silver 214 SEi
1995-N Nightfire Red 214 SEi
1995-M Silver 216 SLi
1993-K Caribbean Blue 216 Cabriolet
1990-G White 416 GSi
+ a 25, 45 & 75

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Re: Paint scuff on grey bumper

#7 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:49 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:Yes it's a self coloured plastic bumper (on my early 416) and it's a case of me wanting to remove the paint scuff from a corner :-)
I'd say try plastic-safe graffiti paint remover like this:

http://janitorialsupplies.co.uk/graffit ... 0wodHO8NpQ

Dirt cheap and no rubbing or abrasion to the plastic, so its texture will be preserved.
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Re: Paint scuff on grey bumper

#8 Post by 1234dist » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:58 am

i did use the 3000 grit on my bumper for the cabby

i tried looking in the archive for a pic but its only the after picture.
220 Coupe turbo K785OAT (issues :glare )
Rover Sport 220GTI m-series K56AEP
218 VVC Cabriolet R170FEU
220 GTI M-series J777RAL
416 K-series Tourer R416NEB
75 2.0 CDT P80CJM
620 SLI P267LOM HONDA
420 GSI Turbo L191CVP

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