post #1 of Old 06-25-2004, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Gray bumper problem

I have a 95 and a 99 Grand Cherokee Laredo's and I bought new gray bumpers for them to try and eliminate the faded gray look to the old ones and within a few months they to are fadded and dull looking.What is the best solution short of painting them?

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post #2 of Old 06-25-2004, 10:48 AM
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Armoral them!!! That's what I do to give them a new shine!!!

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On my 2000 GCL I wipe down the bumpers and clading with Eagle One Tire Wet.The shine will last for months.

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I kinda like that faded look.
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Go to walmart and find some Dupli-Color Bumper coating in the car section by the automotive-related paint. I used it on my roof racks even though it's for plastic bumpers like what you've got and it worked pretty darn good.

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Thanks all ,The shine is not actually the problem it is the faded color look,but another Grand owner locally told me to use Meguiars Endurance tire protectant gel and I am going to try it here in a few minutes after breakfast.
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would any of these products get the scuff marks and dirt off the bumpers? my '02 GC has them along the back and near the tires and they just wont come off.

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would any of these products get the scuff marks and dirt off the bumpers? my '02 GC has them along the back and near the tires and they just wont come off.

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Grab a rag and put a little gasoline on it. It should do the trick and marks will scrub right off. Lighter fluid will work too, just not as fast. (no smoking!)
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The best thing to get is Aerospace 303.
I learned this from the TJ forum a while back. I recently had to trade mine in for a 2003 Grand Cherokee. 303 works to protect against UV light and keep your bumpers from fading. Other products like Armor All actually attract UV light. Trust me, this works. I made the mistake of using armor all on the fender flares of my TJ and sure enough, one month later they where starting to fade. I now use the 303 cleaner and protectant for everything and they work and protect great. It made the soft top on my TJ look like new, and it stayed that way for a long time. And no, I do not work for them.

Here is the website: www.303products.com

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Interesting, because I've never had a problem with Armoral on my JGC cladding. Perhaps, your flares were made of a different material.

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Just went out and bought some 303 cleaner at the local boat supply store gonna try that thanks jonsjeep.

Just tried it and it seems to work perfectly and has UV block properties to keep it from fading.

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Interesting, because I've never had a problem with Armoral on my JGC cladding. Perhaps, your flares were made of a different material.
I think they are all pretty much the same. It is that porus plastic used by several of the car makers. Amoral started them fading really fast.

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Just went out and bought some 303 cleaner at the local boat supply store gonna try that thanks jonsjeep.

Just tried it and it seems to work perfectly and has UV block properties to keep it from fading.

Glad to help. You're lucky that you can buy it local. I had to order online because there where no dealers around me.

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I think they are all pretty much the same. It is that porus plastic used by several of the car makers. Amoral started them fading really fast.
Hmm, I have noticed anything, but I don't think I'll be using armarol anymore. Thanks for the tip!!!

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Go to walmart and find some Dupli-Color Bumper coating in the car section by the automotive-related paint. I used it on my roof racks even though it's for plastic bumpers like what you've got and it worked pretty darn good.

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