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Our 2002 black bumpers are covered in spots where the sun has faded them. It looks like leopard spots. I’ve heard you can use a heat gun to heat the plastic enough to change the color closer to original. Is there any car care products that can restore this?
 

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There are loads of videos on YouTube showing how to restore the unpainted black plastic after it fades from UV. Most procedures only produce a temporary remedy.


In terms of longevity, the best plan is to paint the plastic with a flexible black bumper paint.

Next, the heat method. You would need to do it at least every year, though, and I don't know how many times it can be done.

The most short-term remedy is a coating like '303' or a synthetic wax like Turtle Wax ICE.



You MAY want to investigate the Appearance section here (the issue is NOT just on Gen2s)

Or, a dedicated Detailing forum, such as
 
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