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The links below show detailed step by step instructions on how to repair the FX TPO bumper from start to finish. They also carry the items needed to repair the plastic bumper and restore the textured finish.

How to repair a crack:
http://www.urethanesupply.com/fx45.php


Retexture Plastic(using Microtex):
http://www.urethanesupply.com/3802instructions.php
Video- http://www.urethanesupply.com/3802video.php


Restore Shine to Faded Plastic bumper using PermaShine:
http://www.urethanesupply.com/3620instructions.php
Video showing the process on the FX Plastic bumper (http://www.urethanesupply.com/3620video.php)
 

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LOL @ the highwater pants on the guy doing the work. Couldn't he had worn a pair of jeans or something more appropriate?
 

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A few weeks ago a very unfortunate incident left my bumper with an unsightly rash that marred the plastic. I found a product made by Urethane Supply Co. called Bumper and Cladding Coat that comes in an aerosol can that claims it can fix this. Initially when I saw the product I was a bit skeptical but after looking at their site and promo videos I took the plunge.

I ordered the following:

- SuperClean Plastic Cleaner - http://tinyurl.com/3szx2m5

- Bumper and Cladding Coat - 3718-A – Black (2 Cans) - http://www.urethanesupply.com/bccmatchingchart.php

- PermaShine Textured Plastic Restorer & Protectant - http://www.urethanesupply.com/3620.php

From Lowes:

- Green paper (for oil and latex paint)
- Blue 1” painters tape (medium adhesion)


Steps:

1.) Rinse, wash and dry bumper.
2.) Clean bumper with Superclean cleaner using a clean white lint free cloth.
3.) Tape off the entire painted bumper area with blue tape first and then add another layer on top with the green paper.
4.) Apply Bumper & Cladding Coat with just enough coverage to hide the problem area.
5.) Let the bumper dry for 1 hour before exposing to the elements.


Optional: PermaShine (added UV and Shine protection)

6.) After the Bumper & Cladding Coat has dried apply the PermaShine
7.) Wait 1 hour before exposing to elements.


So far I am very happy with the results.
 

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more pics
 

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more pics
 

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Hmmm... looks really good... can you post back in 1 week and again in 1 month? I'd like to know how this repair holds up...
 

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DatMan said:
Hmmm... looks really good... can you post back in 1 week and again in 1 month? I'd like to know how this repair holds up...
Thanks Datman, I will follow up with pictures are requested.
 

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i'm a fan of your work and thanks for the info.
 

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UPDATE:

I finally got a chance to take a few pics. Since applying the bumper cladding 3 weeks ago the finish has endured 85 - 104 degree weather, 2 rainstorms, once through the car-wash and hand washed twice. I will post a few more pics a couple of weeks from now. So far no flaking or scaling of the cladding. The finish has blended really well, it does not look like the bumper was sprayed. I am still very satisfied with it.
 

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Thanks for the update! Still looks great!
 

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Looks like a very solid job!
 
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