Carrera bumper deco finish

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Jim Johnston
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Carrera bumper deco finish

#1 Post by Jim Johnston » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 pm

Should A series Carrera GS/GT bumper deco be polished or somewhat dull (given fine horizontal scratches to create such an effect)?
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Re: Carrera bumper deco finish

#2 Post by Dick Roth » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:34 pm

They just got dull over time but never had a dull, or matte look applied in any way. Get out that tube of Simichrome and get to work...
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Re: Carrera bumper deco finish

#3 Post by Peter Bartelli » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:43 am

Dick Roth....was this your car I saw at Amelia yesterday?
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Re: Carrera bumper deco finish

#4 Post by Dick Roth » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:40 pm

Hi Pete, Does seem to be my old GT coupe, now in the very capable hands of the folks at Road Scholars. I don't love the white roundels, which personally I can do without. Blackened exhaust does seem to speak to some serious exercise, a laudable, and no doubt enjoyable experience for the party behind the wheel. Regrettably, I didn't get as much time in it as I did with my RSK, which was a never to be forgotten part of my Porsche life.

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Re: Carrera bumper deco finish

#5 Post by Conrad Carter » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:14 am

Anyone know where I could purchase this trim? I really like the clean look and want to convert my 63B T6 Coupe.
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Re: Carrera bumper deco finish

#6 Post by Tom Scott » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:36 am

I believe that the aluminum GT bumper trim was originally extruded and replacements should therefore be a slightly dull finish, nor polished. However, the 'norm' today is to polish the trim to almost a chrome appearance, it is your car and nobody can criticize what you decide to do. I seriously doubt that the factory polished the original trim.

I had 50 sets of the GT trim pieces made many years ago and I do have one set left. I also have the narrow trim pieces which are attached to the body, just above the bumper. Contact me at tomlynns@aol.com if you are interested. I do have several bumper trim pieces with a 'V' notch in the center for 1950 only.
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