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I have been after a NIB bumper for my Sand Scorcher for some time now but the prices aren't cheap and I was really after a black one.
Whilst speaking to Chris (Netsmith) I came across this NIB bumper that he had that had been seriously affected by sunlight, so after a quick transaction the bumper was mine.
The bumper itself was in quite a bad condition and the sunlight had removed the grey colour and turned it brown. The two photos below show the extent of the damage and the top of the pack.
I got hold of a pot of Dylon Ebony Black multipurpose dye to try and restore the bumper. The third photo shows the dye and it was £2.00 in the UK.
Following the instructions I placed the dye in 1 pint of boiling water with 1 oz of table salt and then simmered the bumper for 20 mins. Make sure you use metal utensils and avoid splashes as the dye will stain!
After 20 mins simmering the bumper was removed, washed and dried.
I think the results in the last two photos speak for themselves. Feel free to comment.