Ducato Bumpers

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    My bumpers on my Ducato look awful, tried all sorts of products and cannot seam to get the right without them looking patchy, tried products from Wurth and Autosmart
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    The product I use is a trade product, but I have to add a word of caution, don't put too many products on your bumpers as it can make it worse or even unrecoverable
     
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    Both Autosmart and Wurth are trade products, what do you use ?
     
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    :eek: Someone who has a VW T5 says warm them up with heat gun ????
     
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    Very temporary and after a while the bumper looks worse than ever
     
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    And that's assuming it doesent get melted....:D
     
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    Try peanut oil,
    Mine are faded and patchy ,back to black ,autoglym bumper gel etc didn't work but the oil did .It lasts a few weeks ,as a tester rub a section with peanut butter ,it's a well known trick used by car detailers.





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    I've used this for years and always found it to be brilliant and does what it says on the packet. Read the reviews on the link below :)



     
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    You could always get them resprayed to match the van, had my front one done when new. 20150806_150551.jpg
     
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    Still leaves the back one and the big side mouldings ? Our van has the front painted but there is still lots of black trim.

    Peanut butter used by detailers ?? Errr no.... Might be used on dodgy car sales pitches but it won't last more than a rainfall..
     
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    Now I have just remembered I used to do the soft top on my Lotus Elan with black shoe polish and it worked well. I have just tried a bit of our Fiat trim and it looks real good, watch this space to see how long it remains blacker than the untreated lumps
     
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    Ignorance is bliss Charlie .
    Just do a quick google search on peanut OIL and car detailing ,educate yourself and be amazed .If you try it you'll find it lasts far longer than a shower ,as a coating of OIL repels water. :doh:



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    Yep your right.. Im ignorant.. Scuse me while I go and educate myself ....

    Im so thick I said butter instead of oil. (y)
     
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    Or Detailers using peanut oil Errr YES ! :wink:



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    I have to side with Charlie, peanut oil may work short term but is not a viable solution as it really, mains slightly tacky which on a car may not matter but the very large area of a motorhome bumper gives a big trget for collecting cap.
     
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    My experience in detailing is not.... Well slight.. Do you really think I have never heard of peanut oil or tooth paste and a few other positions ?

    My friend its your van and you use whatever you like and I wish you the best with it !
     
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    Dead flies on oil peanut or otherwise or even dedicated bumper potions that are oily will stick flies and bugs to bumpers better than super glue. Allow it to set in the sun and a chisel will be handy ! . Spot on young Mike..
     
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    Like all the others I've tried all sorts of "specialist" potions with varying degrees of success (failure?) Have you tried a drop of WD40 on a cloth? Brings all my blackwork up a treat, doesn't last for ever but it's quick and cheap. Gets flies off too.
     
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