In love (apart from back bumper)

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In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by bottle_to_throttle » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:07 pm

Hi All

After deciding to grow up after writing off my Jeep SRT8, i decided to buy the extremely beautiful F Pace that i have fallen in love with.
It was quite a shock at first driving a 2.0L after a 6.4L Hemi but my wife says that she feels calmer and she loves the F Pace.

I have seen this comment before about the dark grey plastic bumper on the back of the R-Sport in comparison to the gloss black of the S and
i agree that it is the only element that let's down what is a beautiful design. Maybe it was to cut costs but surely a little paint is not that much to add for the price point.

I am lucky in having an old friend who works for Bentley as a finisher who is an excellent paintman and he has knocked up a visual of
how my R Sport will look like having the back bumper sprayed white to match the body colour.

I have more or less made up my mind but if i may, i would like to ask you guys what your opinion is?

Cheers guys

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Re: In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by corriescar66 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:39 pm

Have the T-Shirt already!

It took 3 goes by JLR bodyshop to get it right...

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You really need to split the components to get a good finish/paint bond - they are heat welded together and can be split, despite what the dealer might tell you....

If I had bought a prestige or probably even R Sport, I think I would have fitted the S bumpers front and back...
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Re: In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by Jagfpacejk » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:49 pm

This has been done before and with some issues with the paint coming away, if you man can do the job without issue then I say go for it, looks so much better colour coordinated
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Re: In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by bottle_to_throttle » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:34 pm

Thanks for the replies guys.

My friend said that the type of plastic they have used for the bumper has a urethane content which as you say jagfpacejk can cause the paint to break on stress and flake off. He says he can get around this by keying the bumper and adding a semi porous bond.

That looks so much better corriescar66. When i spoke with my dealer he said that he has had many comments about the grey bumper and that he has heard they will be pushing next years models out with all body coloured bumpers.

It beggars belief at why this plastic bumper was incorporated into such a beautiful car but i still get a smile on my face each time i drive the car so it's forgiven :)

My friend says his colleague who also works for Bentley as a leather fitter can also recover the plastic areas of the interior doors so when that is done i will add some pics to the forum. I have the pimento and black seats so i have chosen the quilted black leather from the Velar.


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Re: In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by corriescar66 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:45 pm

Jagfpacejk wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:49 pm
This has been done before and with some issues with the paint coming away, if you man can do the job without issue then I say go for it, looks so much better colour coordinated
Yes, that was me.... Hence the tips about splitting the components....
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Re: In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by corriescar66 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:47 pm

bottle_to_throttle wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:34 pm
Thanks for the replies guys.

My friend said that the type of plastic they have used for the bumper has a urethane content which as you say jagfpacejk can cause the paint to break on stress and flake off. He says he can get around this by keying the bumper and adding a semi porous bond.

That looks so much better corriescar66. When i spoke with my dealer he said that he has had many comments about the grey bumper and that he has heard they will be pushing next years models out with all body coloured bumpers.

It beggars belief at why this plastic bumper was incorporated into such a beautiful car but i still get a smile on my face each time i drive the car so it's forgiven :)

My friend says his colleague who also works for Bentley as a leather fitter can also recover the plastic areas of the interior doors so when that is done i will add some pics to the forum. I have the pimento and black seats so i have chosen the quilted black leather from the Velar.
Be interested to see that... Someone recently said they'd recovered their interior, but never posted any pictures....

Probably as they used sticky-backed plastic! :lol:
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Re: In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by bottle_to_throttle » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:56 pm

Just phone the dealer who put me through to the bodyshop and they have quoted £150 plus all in, including pick up and delivery on a low-loader to my house which is 20 miles away.

Can't argue with that price and i am sure they are just doing it so cheap because i have managed to persuade 2 colleagues to buy an f pace with the same dealer.

I am having the leather done late next week corriescar66 so i will put some pics on then.


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Re: In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by Nubbin » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:02 pm

bottle_to_throttle wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:34 pm

My friend says his colleague who also works for Bentley as a leather fitter can also recover the plastic areas of the interior doors so when that is done i will add some pics to the forum. I have the pimento and black seats so i have chosen the quilted black leather from the Velar.
Ooh, I'll be very interested to see the pictures too! How did you specify the quilted leather? Is that just something your friend can get hold of?
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Re: In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by corriescar66 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:04 pm

bottle_to_throttle wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Just phone the dealer who put me through to the bodyshop and they have quoted £150 plus all in, including pick up and delivery on a low-loader to my house which is 20 miles away.

Can't argue with that price and i am sure they are just doing it so cheap because i have managed to persuade 2 colleagues to buy an f pace with the same dealer.

I am having the leather done late next week corriescar66 so i will put some pics on then.
Be very, very wary of that price!

That sounds like a 'smart repair' to me which is what started my road to ruin...

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Most should charge £400 - £500 - if they don't split it, they can't prep the joins properly and eh voila... It all starts to fall off!

They ended up having to spray the whole bumper..... after attempt 3!
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Re: In love (apart from back bumper)

Post by Matteus F-Pace » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:24 pm

Bottle - I agree the full white looks a lot better. If you can get it done properly, go for it!
Corrie - sorry, but I think they missed a bit......I mean clearly you meant to have the bit around the exhaust pipe done as well.....? :lol:
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