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Old October 18th, 2006, 05:57 PM
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Rubber Bumper Restoration, (not LR related)

Hello guys;
A non-LR specific question, but wondered if I could draw on the resourcefulness of the Defender community as I've had surprisingly little luck through the usual Mopar channels.

Am trying to find a procedure to re-apply the factory rubber bumper coating on the bumpers and bumper bolts for a 1971 Plymouth GTX.

The rubber bumper option on this car differed from the flexible "Endura" bumpers found on, say a '69 GTO or early '70s Trans-Am, in that the coating was applied over the original factory metal bumper, (sans chrome plating), and then painted body color. The original coating wrapped around to the inside of the bumper ending in a straight line, indicating perhaps that the coating was laid on as a rubber sheet and either heat-shrunk, or somehow vacuum formed (like padded vinyl dash board material.)

I've explored the possibility of a rhino lining type spray on application, but the texture is wrong, and paint adhesion is an issue. Simply painting the bumper produces the wrong texture as well.

Am I overlooking any obvious solutions? Any ideas would be sincerely appreciated.....


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Old October 18th, 2006, 07:39 PM
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