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Spraying bumper part and grill
#1
Any advice on spraying the front bumper (Grey part in the pic) and the plastic chrome. Want to try and match it closer to the bumper colour or even mat black.
I assume the bumper could be done with plastic filler primer then finish as normal, would it be the same for the plastic chrome?

Has anyone done this?

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#2
You'll need to rub it down to key it, probably 400 grit wet and dry. I've never used special primer just ordinary grey primer but it wouldn't hurt to use the proper stuff. Epoxy primer is the go to nowadays and you will probably find Satin Black is a better finish than Matt as it is easier to clean and a better match for automotive plastics.
So where does this bit go then ?
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#3
I wonder if Citroen do a replacement part in black - just to replace the silver part only?

Did the version without the silver have this separate part, or was the bumper all one unit?

The silver bit is supposed to be a premium thing though. I do think it's a bit much myself though - my facelift one just has the bottom bit in silver, not the upright bits, which looks better, but still messy. It's a bit of a mish-mash really, and it makes much more sense on the Peugeot version. It does look like it was designed as a Peugeot first, then botched to become a Citroen. The Citroen's front end is actually the bottom half of Peugeot's open-mouthed grille with the top half chopped off and a Citroen grille slapped on top...

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I didn't buy it for its looks though.
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#4
Thanks for the replies, very helpful.

After applying epoxy primer then finished with satin black, is there any need for a lacquer?
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#5
Trying for this look

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#6
If you find a match for the silver, can you let us know the paint code

I need to do a bit on mine
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#7
try plastidip on it, its a liquid rubber coating that you can peel off if you don't like it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvkq-qyY9aY
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Gfd46AxLw
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#9
I have looked at plastidip but not sure how it will hold up on the front bumper against stone chips etc. Do you have any personal experience with it?
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#10
You'd need a lot of coats of plastidip to make in stonechip proof. Have you thought of vinyl wrap?
Mar 2002 Berlingo Multispace Forte 1.9D 166,000 miles
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