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    Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    Hello

    I have a nice 1991 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM 5.0 V8 with still the Stock Paint.

    I use Ultimate Quick Detailer and Wax Professional Nr.16 for 3 months right no,w but i still have the problem that my front bumper is darker then the paint it should be. i tryed some polish (from hand) but from another company than megurias one year ago and it does not helped

    what product should i use to bring the color back?





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    Re: Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    Welcome to MOL Pascal.

    Just an FYI the "Hot Topics" section is for moderators to post threads, and Detailing 101 is the best place for your detailing related questions to go.

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    Re: Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    Would seem like the bumper must be a different kind of paint, and that it is the rest of the car that has faded.
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    Re: Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    Don't think anything you pour out of a bottle or scoop out of a can by "any" company is going to make the two different colors of paint match.

    Time for a new paint job.

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    Re: Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kleis
    Welcome to MOL Pascal.
    Thank you, i love meguiars products, greetings from switzerland

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525
    Would seem like the bumper must be a different kind of paint, and that it is the rest of the car that has faded.
    no, its the orginal color from 1991.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post

    Time for a new paint job.

    i like challanges and i dont like to give up.

    what happens if i polish 2-3 times the bumper can it be that im running out of color because it fadet away?

    Will even Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner does not Help in this case?


    Maybe plastx will help?


    ah, at my forst post the tumbnail picture does not worked, here you can see it better


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    Re: Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    Welcome!!!

    It is almost as if the car had a front cover on it at one time and the rest of the car faded away. I suggest using ColorX.

    Don't use Plastx, that is only for Clear Plastic Products...
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    Re: Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    Welcome to MOL!
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    Re: Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    Quote Originally Posted by Megafast13 View Post
    Welcome!!!

    It is almost as if the car had a front cover on it at one time and the rest of the car faded away. I suggest using ColorX.

    Don't use Plastx, that is only for Clear Plastic Products...
    colorX isnt avalibal here in switzerland. i tryed the deep crystal paint cleaner and the deep crystal polish but it does not helped.

    it kinda ***** i hate to repaint the orginal stock color.

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    Re: Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    How did u get a Firebird in switzerland?
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    Re: Bring the Color Back on Plastic Bumper

    A little historical Backbround first:

    Firebirds (and Camaros) where avalibal in Switzerland i think until 2002 (production end).

    If you see the first picture in my posts before you see the ugly black plastic "paddle" mirrors. The orginal were aloy and in car color painted, i have them here i will install them after the winter.

    The plastic mirrors are typical for US cars sold new in europe to make the cars legal.

    the same with the back lights:

    -> PlastX and Past Wax #16

    also, the front lights chanched because the orange light is not legal.



    mine is a Bone stock 1991-1992 Trans Am 305 V8, its hard to find a Firebird/Trans AM in good condition.
    Mine has Glas-T-Tops, love it!

    heres a picutre when i bought it, the color was very very flat.













    i travaled 200km to buy the car i found it on a online marktetplace for used cars. i love the color red on the car.

    But the condition wasnt so good of the car, the differential was running metal-to-metal, the rear brakes dont worked at all, replaced alternator, replaced the brake discs, new tires, ...
    i let those thing repaired, i realy love the car.

    the car is now in a very very good condition:


    i dont drive it in winter because the salt.




    here some pictures how the car look now
    just ultimate quck detailer:



    ultimate quick detailer & paste wax #16





















    note, all the pictures are crappy handy picture i will buy for 2009 a digital cam

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