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bicyclelifestyle
03-28-2011, 06:54 PM
http://i.imgur.com/5Ah6D.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/8zMVN.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/gFM59.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/SCpn7.jpg

ah, much better.

alberta242
03-28-2011, 07:15 PM
im confused on what went on in this thread please explain

bicyclelifestyle
03-28-2011, 07:21 PM
heat gun = magic.

Fadli85
03-28-2011, 07:22 PM
buy gunning it you mean, blacking out your bumpers? looks fresher now...!

Ghaurok
03-28-2011, 07:22 PM
Looks like he sprayed the bumpers black, then ran the photos through an Impressionist filter.

Looks good though =P

kampman
03-28-2011, 08:48 PM
You don't have to compress your .jpgs by 50% in this day and age. :p

Looks good regardless. I love the '90 front end on a 745.

amerbritcan
03-28-2011, 08:49 PM
pics are huge and look painted from super-zoomed in low-res ness. BUT, I'm glad you blackified your bumpers a bit.

Old Iron
03-28-2011, 09:18 PM
Looks awsome, wonder how long that fresh look will hold up until they look old again!

0x808080
03-28-2011, 09:46 PM
I think the pictures really captured teh essence of the moment

bicyclelifestyle
03-28-2011, 11:08 PM
http://i.imgur.com/mukPa.jpg

y u no see?
no paint. no chemicals, just heeet.

WindowsBreakerG4
03-29-2011, 02:42 AM
I need to do that to my 940! Looks much better man!

WindowsBreakerG4
03-29-2011, 02:50 AM
I need to do that to my 940! Looks much better man!

llama
03-29-2011, 02:53 AM
someone please explain

745 TurboGreasel
03-29-2011, 02:55 AM
I should turn up my smoke screw,and see if that works as well.
Backing up enough to get a good coat on the front bumper might kill me though, heat gun FTW

bicyclelifestyle
03-29-2011, 02:55 AM
I'm confused too.

745 TurboGreasel
03-29-2011, 02:57 AM
Confused? observe...
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/H2uSsSnM44I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

casioqv
03-29-2011, 03:01 AM
I should turn up my smoke screw,and see if that works as well.
Backing up enough to get a good coat on the front bumper might kill me though, heat gun FTW

:lol:

llama
03-29-2011, 03:03 AM
why does that happen? melts the top layer sorta causing it to darken again when it hardens? just curious...must do

hahavaffan
03-29-2011, 03:06 AM
Confused? observe...
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/H2uSsSnM44I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>This is my first post here on TB, but that's just awesome.

bicyclelifestyle
03-29-2011, 03:08 AM
why does that happen? melts the top layer sorta causing it to darken again when it hardens? just curious...must do

over time, the outside elements pull the oils out of the plastic, causing them to become milky. By melting the top layer, it's melts the oil deprived top layer and it's sinks back into the platic underneath. Think about a pipe rusting, if you sand the rust off the metal is good underneath. Only difference here is the the 'rust' can be melted off/ into the remaining plastic. Does not harden it.

aibast
03-29-2011, 03:17 AM
some idiot has painted my 850's bumper, tryed the heatgun, but it just melted the paint even more gray damn, now I have to get rid of the paint somehow.

Råda
03-29-2011, 03:18 AM
Hey, thats my video. :) It was my daily driver a year ago

745 TurboGreasel
03-29-2011, 03:25 AM
I didn't know, just picked it for Volvo content.
How did it hold up?

urbanwheeler
03-29-2011, 03:30 AM
I used to do the heatgun trick to remove crease marks from the motocross bike fenders.

Chris740R
03-29-2011, 07:27 AM
I did mine about a year ago, and they started off from a similar colour as the OP. They're still nice and black. A much better alternative to painting them imo.

I'm sure the OP will agree, its very therapeutic to do too :lol:

bjorny
03-29-2011, 09:30 AM
looks like that works great! would that work on the strip on the bottom of the doors on 86+ 200 series as well??

D.E
03-29-2011, 11:01 AM
It's really weird that it works but it worked wonders on my old VW.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/IMG_0551.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/IMG_1185.jpg

Råda
03-29-2011, 12:05 PM
I didn't know, just picked it for Volvo content.
How did it hold up?

No worries :)

I don't really know, because I sold the car a few months later

hockey930
03-29-2011, 01:49 PM
awesome!

RedFridge
03-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Fantastic post. I never knew...now I know.

Cris
03-29-2011, 02:32 PM
Fantastic post. I never knew...now I know.

+1.

Laban
03-29-2011, 02:49 PM
Looks great.
Are there any negative aspects from this method?

Chris740R
03-29-2011, 03:02 PM
It doesn't seem to have any negative effects to the plastic. Holding the gun in one place will burn it of course, but as long as you keep it moving like in the video you'll have no problems. I used a damp cloth to protect any paint nearby.

CoconutLeah
03-29-2011, 04:22 PM
will it work on the lower door trim on a late 240?

mine is not as black as my sig lets on..

142autox
03-29-2011, 08:11 PM
Thanks for posting! I've been fighting my 93 850 trim for years.

My trim was turning into wood grain and Back to Black, or anything I tried just made it shiny and more noticeable:

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ecleopold/3baa8dda.jpg

A few minutes with a heat gun and voila:

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ecleopold/830e987f.jpg

I know my car is dirty but cut me some slack.

megulon-7
03-29-2011, 11:22 PM
It's really weird that it works but it worked wonders on my old VW.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/IMG_0551.jpg
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/MDSE/IMG_1185.jpg

I tried and tried, but the heat gun wouldn't do this to my wheels...

epjetta
03-29-2011, 11:51 PM
HA HA i like the jetta, looks nice after the work was done. what motor is in that?

Benjam83
03-30-2011, 08:10 AM
I tried and tried, but the heat gun wouldn't do this to my wheels...

Did it give you fender flairs and a spoiler though?

D.E
03-30-2011, 09:13 AM
You've got the wrong heat gun. Mine also made it summer and melted the tow hitch clean off.

Benjam83
03-30-2011, 10:32 AM
You've got the wrong heat gun. Mine also made it summer and melted the tow hitch clean off.

No kidding! It looks like the heat gun works on rust spots too!!!

bicyclelifestyle
03-30-2011, 11:44 AM
heat gun = magic.