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Old 12-08-2022, 01:20 PM   #1
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I have a 2014 extended lounge, on the top of the rear bumper there is a silver strip of tape/decal (5 inches wide and 57 inches long) that runs the length of the bumper which is badly stained. I have tried several times to clean it, including with Clorox outdoor bleach and a mild acid compound with no success. Is there a place I can buy a replacement strip to cover it with, or any suggestions on a spray paint that I could tape it off and repaint it with? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Old 12-09-2022, 08:13 AM   #2
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Have you tried a body shop that installs paint protection shielding. They should know how to remove the old one and install a new one. They are available in clear - which will work for you if the paint underneath is in good shape. Otherwise you'll need to get an opaque colored piece in a closely-matching or nicely-contrasting color. I considered having protection applied over my recently-repainted front and rear bumpers, but decided not to.
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Old 12-09-2022, 10:47 PM   #3
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Thanks, I have thought about but not yet been to a local body shop, seems like that should be a place I can buy a replacement strip, but if unsuccessful in finding it, I do have a local body shop I will got to.
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Old 12-10-2022, 12:26 PM   #4
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We peeled that nonsense off our rear bumper with the help of a hair dryer to loosen it up, and then applied a SS bumper protector. We didn't get a perfect job out of our DIY effort, but it still looks better than the horrible mess we found there when we bought our used van. I can't recommend the SS bumper protector we bought because it turned out to not to be exactly the right width and depth, so I won't share that link.
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Old 12-10-2022, 10:58 PM   #5
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Thanks, looks like body shop or first trying to paint over it may be the way to go. Anyone know what brand/color of silver spray paint may be close to the correct color for the bumper?
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