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Dull Bonnet

Jan 20, 2019
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I’m looking for some help.
Recently polished the van using Auto Glym polish. Came up a treat apart from the bonnet which has been left dull.
Not sure why this has occurred but I can’t seem to buff it up!
Any advise on how to fix this? Thanks
 
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Thanks both.
I’m guessing T-Cut will strip the polish off and then I can clean and re polish??
 
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Ok great I’ll give it a blast at the weekend

thanks?

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M-J

Jan 15, 2019
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Are you sure the bonnet isn’t wrapped?
 

TheBig1

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many many years! since I was a kid
back around 2015 there was a well documented batch of vans with faulty paint. One of the cheap quick fixes was to put a layer of vinyl wrap on the bonnet. You can detect this by looking at the edges of the bonnet or just underneath for an edge

the proper fix is to sand down and repaint
 
Jan 10, 2015
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If it’s really bad you could try a bonnet bra?
they look pretty good & protect from stones etc.

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Well every days a school day!
I had to google it because I thought you might be a wind up!!
Thanks I’ll see if I can buff it up if not I’ll get her measured up for a bra! ??
 
Aug 22, 2017
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When I saw the thread title "Dull Bonnet" I thought it was some kind of Jane Austen gripe.
 

M-J

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Bonnet bra will help it rust over time and will cost about the same as a body shop would to sort it out, the choice is yours!
 
Jan 19, 2014
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Is the bonnet galvanised before being painted? You don't see rotting panels on cars or vans nowadays do you. Certainly not like in the 70s and 80's ?
 
Jan 10, 2015
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Well every days a school day!
I had to google it because I thought you might be a wind up!!
Thanks I’ll see if I can buff it up if not I’ll get her measured up for a bra! ??
Try a search on eBay. I got ours from a German company. It’s fully fitted & clips underneath. Appears to be waterproof & has a soft felt backing. Obviously treat any rust before fitting.
Ours is a 2003 ducato & fits well. If yours is the same make sure to request one without nipple holes for the washers. Best way is to remove existing washers fit bra then cut holes & refit washers.
Our bonnet was scratched & chipped by stones etc & looked pretty grotty.

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