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    Default Upol or halfrauds bumper paint?

    Hi all...

    Looking to tidy up the nova, and wanting to spray the standard mk2 bumpers with bumper paint...

    Looking into the UPOL dark grey (as i want to be slightly different) but just wondering what you have to do to prep.....


    Is it just clean the bumpers and apply the paint, or do i have to plastic primer the bumpers also?

    I dont want to lose the texture of the bumpers so how do i key the surface?

    And is the halfords bumper paint any good??

    I want to paint the front and rear bumper, side strips, handles and mirrors... so a fair bit, and want it all looking mint.

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    just key them up with p800 wet, the paint applys with the same texture anyway so you wont lose it. Can apply straight on top its up to you if you use plastic primer i never do personally. Go for the u-pol its **** hot never tried halfords one though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pillar
    just key them up with p800 wet, the paint applys with the same texture anyway so you wont lose it. Can apply straight on top its up to you if you use plastic primer i never do personally. Go for the u-pol its **** hot never tried halfords one though
    Cool il grip some paper and two lovely can's of upol... :D

    Any idea how to clean the bumpers properly? am i looking and a good scrub with fairy liquid to de-grease?

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    just prep with soapy water with the p800 or use scotch brite, you will be best of picking up some panel wipe/degreaser and clean them thoroughly as they have probly been coated in black 2 black over the years and that stuff is a nightmare for silicone.

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    nice one +rep

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    http://www.pngclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120902

    i used upol mid grey & their primer..

    i did use some halfords bumper paint once on a lorry bumper repair and it was crap compared to upol

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    anyone know where do you get upol grey paint?

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    There's some good deals on ebay for 6 cans of colour.

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    Many many moons ago I painted the MK1 bumpers with halfords dark grey bumper paint. I did use platic primers

    - light rub down of bumper
    - cleaned with prepaint
    - plastic primer
    - flat with 800 wet n dry
    - clean with prepaint
    - bumper paint

    This worked well, never chipped and was pretty durable considering it probably only cost me about 15 back then.

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    Just noticed your replies cheers guys. Seen it on ebay 55 quid for 6 cans . Cheers Iain. That's a good method nova_tek I will take that in board. Much appreciated guys

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