Bumper protection

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Bumper protection

Postby Mark Wilson » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:00 am

I've purchased new "high quality "chrome bumpers for my Traveller and I'm wanting to provide as much protection against corrosion as possible. The old front bumper I removed appears to be non-original, of a similar standard to the new one, with a dull silvery finish to the rear face and the corrosion which has occurred is mainly at the edges of bolt holes and the starter handle hole. (It's actually not that bad really, I'm now thinking I might have been over-fussy...)

Is it advisable to protect the rear face with waxoil or similar before fitting to the fibreglass valance, or perhaps to paint it with Hammerite or POR-15?

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Re: Bumper protection

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:36 pm

I agree that replacement new chrome bumpers seem to be of nothing like the quality of the originals. However, I would give the "back" a good covering of waxoyl (or similar) and also smother the chrome bolts with something similar - or copper grease - while assembling it all.
Such treatment can do no harm.
It makes you realise how well produced these cars were in the first place that many still have their original brightwork in reasonably good order after 50 years plus!


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