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    When I got my Vectra 2 years ago, my bumper looked lovely and shiny black. However, over the last year or so I've been getting more and more chips in the bumper.

    However, when I look at the bumper up close it actually looks as though the dealer re-sprayed the front of the bumper (to cover up stone chips at a guess) and it's this paint that is getting chipped away as the bits that have been removed still have black underneath. The re-sprayed paint is obviously much softer than the original paint.

    I've attached a photo - as you can see it's pretty bad! - It looks like the surface of the moon!

    So, what I'd like to do is to remove all the rubbish spray paint that the dealer has put on to see what condition the original paint is underneath. If it's not too bad then I may be able to touch it up (anything has to better than the current condition).

    Any suggestions of how to remove this paint without damaging the original?

    Thanks.

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    Dont Think This Would Work M8...Be Better Off Getting Full Bumper Sprayed Again..As Long As Its Well Sanded Back..Preparation.Preparation.Preparation lol

    Sure Someone Else Will Put You Wise M8

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    no Tam i think you hit that one on the nail.
    The only really feasible solution is for a respray
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
    and still loving it

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    Mine looked like that. For a random unknown reason it is black underneath.... Maybe some sort of undercoat?

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    theres no way to remove the paint without damaging the stuff under it.
    its best to get the whole bumper painted.i charge £150 for a job like that as a guide buddy.

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    vinyl wrap ???

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    Respray.

    I am going to have a go at my front and rear bumpers soon. I need to refurbish my air compressor first and buy a spray gun. Obviously I shall keep you lot posted.

    Paul
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    Hi gsifan ,, looks like your doing same as me mate ive just bought a compressor and gun to paint so stuff up on my car looking at yours u are deffo going to have paint it mate shame your not close as i would have done it for u and saved u the 150 quid i would have done it for nowt mate all i would have said is just get some paint its cost me 20 quid for a ltr off paint and its a dirct gloss so not to bad i work in a bodyshop mate ,,,but they are git,sss and wont let us do owt at work thats why ive ended up buy all the stuff for home!!!

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    Thanks everyone. I was hoping that with a bit of elbow grease and the right compounds I could fix it myself.

    Oh well, looks like I'll ahve to start ringing around for some prices for a respray.

    Out of interest, when you take something for a respray do they normally sandblast it or somesuch to remove all teh old paint or do they just spray over the top?

    And, do you reckon I can get a discount if I take the bumper off myself and just drop it off at the bodyshop?

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    When I do my bumpers, I intend to remove them and flat them back with sanding pads. That ought to give the paint a decent key. It should not be necessary to remove all of the old paint.

    If you remove the bumpers, you will save the garage about an hour's labour or so. Maybe a tiny bit more, including the refitting. That may save you a few bob but I wouldn't expect a huge saving, to be honest.

    Just my opinions.

    Paul
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