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what can I use to get this clean?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by russwuss, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. russwuss
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    [Mar 2, 2013]
    Hi All,

    The rear grey plastic bumper on the S3 is really faded and brown looking near the exhaust exit, has anyone had this before?

    Is there a product to use to clean it? I don't want to use something too harsh incase it ruins the plastic. Or is there a place that sells new ones? Took a pic below of what I'm talking about.. and also one of the car after the full detail :D

    Thanks!

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    i use silicone spray from halfords (cheap on trade) to clean the bumper/side plastics
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    spray it black or you could use vinyl wrap?
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    It has silicone spray on in the pic, doesn't seem to clean it off :-(

    hmmm, interesting idea to spray it black - didn't really wanna deviate from standard though.

    thanks for the replies!
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    i would paint it mate
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    Paint it, mines black and ive painted mine black, looks so much better.
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    they clean up really well with some mildly abrasive polish. on a DA or rotory polisher is best, or alot of elbow grease by hand.
    then a good quality wax keeps it looking very nice
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    Use teak linseed oil and a hairdryer, boil the linseed oil first then apply it with a cloth.

    They will smell for a few hours but stay jet black for months.
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    send me a pic pleaseee
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    Or post up a pic please, interested to see how it looks!

    I'll give the DA and cutting compound a go this morning, if that doesn't work ill nip into B&Q on way to work for some
    lineseed oil.

    thanks for all the replies guys!
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    They look soooooo much better sprayed black, should have been like that leaving the factory IMO...

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    [Mar 3, 2013]
    Dave what did you use to paint it and how hard was it to remove from the bumper.

    Cheers, Chris.
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    [Mar 3, 2013]
    Use a bit of g3 or t cut with a damp cloth It should clean off easy.
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    Plastic primer then gloss black spray then lacquered i didnt remove it..
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