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Painting bumpers which contain UV stabiliser's
Well the Megane has gone to the car park in the sky. The electrics gave their final hiccup and id had enough.
I am now the reluctant owner of a 2003 For Ka. Not my first choice if im truthful. Anyhow ill be posting it up in the 'my motta' section soon, so the question.
I'm no stranger to body work and painting, and done exactly this to quite a few cars, however a read the following from the Ka's Wikipedia page and now im a little concerned.
These bumpers contained a stabiliser to prevent UV degradation which made them unsuitable for painting because the paint would not adhere properly. However, it became clear that many owners wanted body-coloured bumpers, so they were introduced in 1999 using different bumper mouldings (without the stabiliser)
Now apparently my bumpers contain this stabiliser so are unsuitable for painting. Is there any truth to this claim, i don't trust Wikipedia? Never paid attention to this on my older cars and not had issues.
If it is going to be a problem are there specialist primers i can get for this application?
I know you can't polish a t@@@ but i need to maintain some dignity.
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Currently in ste2425's garage:
2003 Ford Ka 1.3 : 2003 Renault Megane 1.4 16v (RIP) : 1997 Fiat Cinquecento S (RIP) : 2000 Vauxhall Corsa (RIP) : 1997 Citroen Xsara 1.4 (RIP)