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prankstar2003

As above really. I had a white breadvan with colour coded bumpers and there are a few in the gallery. I love them, but white is a strange colour. I have also seen red ones and they look a little worse. So wondering if anyone has done this themselves? My bumpers need a bit of attention so was considering colour coding them as an option.

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TurboPolo

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On this one it is just ugly....

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polocollector

I dont think thats ugly!?!

i love that!

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TurboPolo

The work on the car is nice, but the colour on the bumpers are imho no good.

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prankstar2003

I like that

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Cymro

Nah that is ugly.

When you asked the question i was a bit 50/50 about it looking just wrong.

that picture had confirmed that it is very very wrong.

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beinn

Don't thing colour coded bumpers look right on mk2s.

What about half colour coded maybe?

Or just re-texture and black would freshen them up nice.

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prankstar2003

Half colour coded look even worse IMO. Can't seem to find textured paint to match the original :-(

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Cymro

Chrome bumpers. Lol.

Or get metal bumpers and get them powder coated in that textured stuff they use on inlet manifolds.

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prankstar2003

Nah, they need to be the original shape. I'll likely smooth them and spray them satin black

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Mclovin

Don't mind that green one at all, infact if it had the standard black bumpers I don't think they would suit the car at all. That said I think the coded white ones look wank

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StinkyPete

I like the one above too i think its the green pastel colour that makes it work on that car

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Alex

That pastel green one is so Nineties it's making me want to listen to The Shamen.

Half colour coded bumpers on a Mk2 look awesome, I've got masses of pics on my PC but it's in storage with the rest of my stuff so I can't dig any pics out.

My 2p would be though, it depends on the car. Subtle retro-styled stuff suits unpainted bumpers, maybe with chrome strips or red if that suits. If you paint them fully then everything needs to be colour coded. Half colour coded works with either, but best with a kinda OEM look and blingy wheels.

No bumpers on a Mk2 looks gash (overbite much?) I reckon, and chrome stuff looks weird because it doesn't fit the recesses in the wings.

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Alex

As good as Google will give me:

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prankstar2003

I take the point about all or nothing in terms of colour coding. I think the half coding looks tacky really.

My original bumpers had chrome strips but they discoloured below the transparent covering due to the damp. Ideally I would have kept them this way, but finding an early saloon rear bumper, let alone with chrome, and then good chrome strip is like hunting for wrocking horse shit. Not into red on a blue car, so my next option was either white to keep the strip bright, or color coding just the thin strip. Or finally smooth all the strips and recesses out and going satin black

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prankstar2003

Oh, and to the above: why have square lights but not the trim strip? Really bugs me! :lol:

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polocollector

AGAIN, i have to say that white one above looks mint! maybe I'm just more easily impressed then most? lol

I like that half done bumper thing.

anyone got a picture of some that have been PAINTED black?

I have a spare set of bumpers for my mk2, might have to give that a go...

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prankstar2003

I've painted mine black. So has mikeymk iirc

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8volly

Too much white on a mk2 is always a bad thing, mine came with white mirrors as well as bumpers. think it was the first thing i changed!

Far neater with black mirrors, not so keen on the 2 tone mk2 bumpers though..

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harris.racing
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On this one it is just ugly....

Just looks like they couldn't be arsed to mask up IMO, if number plate lights were black and maybe a black strip or chrome in the recess would look better. But fully black bumpers on that would look out of place I think.

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Alex
Oh, and to the above: why have square lights but not the trim strip? Really bugs me! :lol:

Me too. I'm not a fan of that car to be honest, but it was the only one I could find. Looks better on darker colours, but it does work.

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polopete

Nothing wrong with colour coded bumpers/mirrors.

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It was this and Oddball's Mk2 Parade which made me buy my Mk2 Coupe back in 2007.

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I guess I like white coded things.

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prankstar2003

I liked mine when it was coded white. But it's other colours I'm not too sure of. I've seen red ones before, but can't seem to find them now

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Mclovin
It was this and Oddball's Mk2 Parade which made me buy my Mk2 Coupe back in 2007.

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that's my mates misses old car, looked gash with all that white

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slight improvement, shame it never got any further in the de-whiting

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kerrly
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