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First off thanks to saabdriver87 for letting me know what colour to get to do the bumpers. I actually used the same product 5 years ago but in black instead and the bumpers didnt match the panels.

Well here it goes. So I spent all day today doing this project and it was worth it. The bumpers and side covers look amazing. basically what I did was take off the side covers and cleaned them, sanded them and then painted them. with about 3 coats of dupli-color bumper coating colour code FB109 dark charcoal. with the bumpers I did a little bit different. I took them off cleaned wetsanded using 220 grit to get the pealing paint and clear coat off. then used dupi-color filler primer (high build formula) FP101 grey filler. to prime the whole area of the bumpers. then wetsanded again with the 220, then reapply the primer. then I wetsanded again. Paint was next, I threw on about 3 coats of paint and let them all sit in the hot sun. Put it all back togeter and drove her to the bank and paid rent.lol Here are the pics of the before and after

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AFTER




OTHER SIDE BEFORE


AFTER (need to get new chrome stripping)



The back bumper after.


The back side panel and bumper (you can flip your chrome stripping to look new
 

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Certainly is a nice job

Want to my NG900s too!!
 

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Thanks for posting this, Looks really nice. It's amazing how the small details make such a huge difference. I asked how to do this on the fourms a while back with no answer. :roll: How do you think that would work for the side vents on the rear? Mine look washed out and it looks like there are only a few torx fasteners holding them on.
 

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Could look really good :cool: However, they're unpainted so you'd need plastic primer (unless the Duplicolour paint's suitable for application straight to plastic).
it should work. But yeah I would just use some black plastic paint. That should do the trick!

thanks for the comments its only time consuming on the bumpers. The side covers were really fast. The bumpers need a lot of TLC in the shape of fixing the dings and scratches. it all shows up when you paint it.

Looks great! That's a killer vanity plate too!
that frame actually came with the car so I used it. The actually license plate was photoshoped.
 

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[EDIT] cant add the photos so I hyperlinked them :(

So it was time to re-do the bumpers again. I wouldn't recommend dupli-color. The color doesnt match perfect and it faded really bad.

This time I chose to use SEM metallic charcoal, which matches exactly to what factory looks like. I know because I compared them to an SPG kit I have sitting in my garage.

This time I also spent a lot more time sanding and also using SEM plastic primer. I chose not to fill in the dings, but in hindsight I probably should have.

Materials: SEM metallic charcoal bumper spray is about $19 a can, as well as the plastic primer. I used 100 sandpaper, 220, 400, 600 and then finished wet sanding with 1200. Then finished with some swirl mark remover and polish

I still need to finish wet sanding the front bumper and will post pics of that this week.

Before:
http://imgur.com/a/OWBBq

http://imgur.com/a/EbQe7

After:

http://imgur.com/a/41x8B

http://imgur.com/a/0ssQA

http://imgur.com/a/aKPFA

I'll post some more pics after the front is on. Should be wet sanding tonight and putting it on. One think I wish, the primer was black instead of grey. I wet sanded a few spots on the front side covers and the grey is barely visible on a couple edges.
 

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Looks great!
 

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Yes

I have to do this, mine is looking decidedly used!

The images look great.
I will note that colour and see what I can achieve.
 

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I have to do this, mine is looking decidedly used!

The images look great.
I will note that colour and see what I can achieve.
If you dont have really bad color fade where you have black and grey patches you wont need primer.

Also go lite on the wet sand at the end otherwise you will sand off the edges.

The back sides I didnt prime and when I sanded though it doesnt look bad, it actually gives it a bit of patina and makes it look correct for a 30+ year old car.
 
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