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Thread: BLACK part of bumpers/ fascia -question???

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    i think I will get it pained as I don't foresee any risk of bumping etc as it won't be a daily driver.

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    As someone who has owned a DeLorean that came with all its black trim pieces (professionally) painted, I really have to caution against going that route. If you or a previous owner has ever used greasy products such as Armor All you'll end up fighting bubbling, peeling paint. Exhaust all other avenues before painting... you'll be thankful later.
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    When I put my stainless letters on my bumper I cleaned that area with MEK which is the strongest solvent I know. I just used it on Q-tips and it did no damage so I would expect if you wipe down the bumper with a solvent it should remove any oils or paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louielouie2000 View Post
    As someone who has owned a DeLorean that came with all its black trim pieces (professionally) painted, I really have to caution against going that route. If you or a previous owner has ever used greasy products such as Armor All you'll end up fighting bubbling, peeling paint. Exhaust all other avenues before painting... you'll be thankful later.
    This is always a concern when painting plastic. Most soft plastic, TPO, polypropylene, or whatever is somewhat porous but a good deep cleaning will remove most all dressings. The problem comes from newer bare plastic that you wish to paint as the chemicals used in the plastic itself will seep out over time (years even) but on 30+ year old bumpers, this should not be a problem.
    It is however very important to use the correct type of primer and/or Bulldog it before any coatings are applied to bare plastic.

    I have been doing this type of work every day since 2004. I consider myself a professional.

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    good to know! I'll make sure to really have them clean it prior. I'd think he's stand behind it if it doesn't stick well!

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