Re-painting bumper covers?

Lloyd McClelland lsm6 at
Mon May 14 10:44:39 EDT 2001

I repainted my rear bumper cover on the 88 80Q, My auto paint  said use
regular body filler that the bumper covers that they were stiff
nough( we'll see the first time I someone hits me parking) they also sold me
lots of different kinds of painting plastic stuff that I didn't use after I
figured out the bumper was already painted!I primed+ spent hours filling
100s of small holes, painted with Dupont Centri, My paint job color was off
so the body shop that was repairing the car  resprayed  it with a PPG
Deltron for a better match. I have yet to do the front cover maybe this
week,month? anyway don't use sandpaper courser than 600 or so our you'll put
scratch the plastic .  Lloyd in Eureka, Calif
-----Original Message-----
From: Per Lindgren <lindgre at>
To: quattro at <quattro at>
Date: Monday, May 14, 2001 6:26 AM
Subject: Re: Re-painting bumper covers?

>Tom Nas wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> As my beater 80 is now mechanically sound, I'm turning my attention to
>> improving its looks. One of the least attractive parts on the car is the
>> rear bumper cover that's painted gloss black, not matching the front
>> which is partly body-coloured as it should be.
>As it should be? Most T89 Audi 80's have unpainted black bumpers. The 90
>painted bumpers.
>But on your Q about the paint, you can get filler for the purpose you
>Other than that you must just sand and sand some more.
>92 Cabrio 2.3E

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