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J-H metal bumpers

by ChrisP » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:17 pm

I have metal bumpers on the car i am restoring.
the steel parts i can restore but the stainless steel top parts
cannot be easily restored(knocking out dents is difficult and i have lots of dents)
has anyone got a rear they would sell or know where i can get one.
Has anyone tried replacing them with steel and painting?
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by ChrisL » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:53 pm

Hi Chris, we e-speak again!

The steel top of my front bumper was also rippled.

I bought one from Martin Robey Engineering in the UK a couple of months ago. It was well worth the money, transformed the look of the front of the car.
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by ChrisP » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:11 pm

Hello again Chris.L
keep this up and people will start to talk!
Thanks for the tip. I looked at Robeys and yes they do sell the stainless bit new
but very expensive, too rich for me at the moment.
I will carry on with my restoration and maybe at the end
i will bite the bullet and buy one
but there are lots of other bits i need.
If a good second hand one shows up
You never know!
Thanks again
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by nem » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:21 am

Hi,
I recently bought a second hand metal front bumper for my GT project from Rejen. Perhaps try give Alison or Jason a call - I am sure they have a SS top to sell.
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by nem » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:34 am

...forgot to say that ‘in the good old days’ when many cars had SS bumpers these were often straighten out and polished up in case of light damage, so I am sure that the right ‘old’ craftsman still can do that. I have a lot of minor scratches on the SS trim from my GT and I have started experimenting with sanding and polishing, and am confident that a more skilled person can make them as good as new.
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by ChrisP » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:49 pm

Hi Niels-Erik
Its true you can knock out some dents in the Stainless steel and re-polish
There exists very good rubberized sanding blocks that work very well.
But if like mine the metal has been stretched its very hard to repair
you end up with a ripple effect because the metal is too long for the space.
If it were steel you can cut and shunt but stainless shows all marks.
i will try Rejen. I have hammered mine out so it fits but it still looks
crap.Thanks for the post anyway
Best regards
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by Mark Wright » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:03 pm

Hi Chris
As it happens I too am restoring my bumpers, I have already done the rear and have a spare rear chrome that I picked up some years ago, its not new by any means but its not rusty and in pretty good condition I think, I will get it out tomorrow evening and take some pics. Also have a front chrome not rusty but has some ripples.

Where are you in France as we are going across to Brittany via Cherbourg next week!

regards
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by kees » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:28 am

Why not spray the steel part and the SS top in body colour? You can straighten the top as best as you can, ad a few skims of filler and the result looks the part.
Alternatively you can paint the top with "chrome wheels" paint.
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