Colour coding black plastic bumpers

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Colour coding black plastic bumpers

Post by Sam_G » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:11 pm

Hi everyone,

So I’ve not bought a caddy yet but I’m looking at the BG vans. Some do have colour coded bumpers on them but most haven’t. So this will be a job that I would like done if I do get one without colour coded bumpers.

What would be the best option...buying new bumpers( I’ve already looked on eBay and there is nothing)

Or

Get mine resprayed?

I’m a bit nervous getting a respray as I don’t want them to flake.

What’s your opinion?

Thanks guys!
Sam.


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Re: Colour coding black plastic bumpers

Post by Bionicman » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:02 pm

A few options are -
1. To get the original textured ones colour code. I had mine done and I have never had any problems with the paint cracking, crazing or flaking. This method is all down to the prep which will reflect on how well they will turn out. Best to flat down all the texture instead of high build primer.
2. Get hold of a decent second hand factory painted bumper of a Caddy or Touran (Front bumpers only apply) and resprayed to match existing van paint work. This is probably the preferred method.
3. Buy new primed bumpers for front and back and colour coded to match existing van paint work.
4. Leave them as they are.
5. Buy a Caddy with colour coded bumpers.

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Re: Colour coding black plastic bumpers

Post by JAZ8140 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:17 pm

I bought a touran for the front bumper and the other parts

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Re: Colour coding black plastic bumpers

Post by Sean1066 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:25 pm

Hi Sam
I had mine painted. For me that was the best thing for me to do. I haven’t had any problems with paint flaking or cracking.
Mine is an EX BG Van
Ex BG 2011 Caddy maxi CR20 TDI,
Remapped to 140, mk5 golf mfsw, Colour coded bumpers, VW Cadiz 18s, wheels, Vanstyle bumper protecter, Vanstyle rear spoiler, Vanstyle roof rails, After market fog lights. Lowered on V-Maxx, Audi A3 S Line seats on Touran bases, Audi TT air vents

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Re: Colour coding black plastic bumpers

Post by Sam_G » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:44 pm

Thanks all for your replies! I think I might get them painted then! If I see a caddy with colour coded bumpers then I will buy that but if not then paint be my next option.


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Re: Colour coding black plastic bumpers

Post by VOLKS HAUS » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:00 pm

We have painted loads of standard bumpers, including my own.
It’s all about the prep, sanding all the texture off and then using the correct products to ensure good adhesion. We charge £300 for a rear and £350 for a front, it’s labour intensive and good products aren’t cheap. Anyone quoting less is either working for fook all or cutting corners and lets be honest, nobody works for fook all.

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Re: Colour coding black plastic bumpers

Post by Sam_G » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:34 am

Thank you for your reply volks, very helpful! All given me all to think about before buying a caddy. It be good to get to understand a few things so once I get one I will know what to do!


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Re: Colour coding black plastic bumpers

Post by Mini 360 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:40 am

Painting them isn’t too hard, just a lot of time to sand smooth the texture prior to painting. Just using high build isn’t a good idea, flatting back completely works far better

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