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knwatkins



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Revitalising the scuttle panel that has turned white

As we know, Land Rover used terrible plastic for the scuttle panel which is not UV stable and turns white. Some people replace these with new ones, they end up looking the same in a year or so.

It's easy enough to whip it off and spray it:

Before:


After:


This is what I used:

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 Kev

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Post #578925 Sat Apr 13 2019 7:28pm
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Autobiography1969



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Very Nice job.. Thumbs Up ===========================================
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Oldandconfused



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Looks good, how is it fastened on? I don't suppose you took any pictures as you took it off?

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knwatkins



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It's just held on by clips. You first need to take the A-pillar trims off, then the wiper arms and then the scuttle. Kev

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Oldandconfused



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Sounds reasonably easy. A job to do if you are having the screen replaced as well.

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knwatkins wrote:
It's just held on by clips. You first need to take the A-pillar trims off, then the wiper arms and then the scuttle.


Do the A-pillar trims just pop off aswell? I've been meaning to do this for a while now (since getting the RRS 2 & 1/2 year ago.... Laughing ) but kept putting it off as thought it could end up a bigger hassle to do than it looked. 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
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Buzzweld. Plastic In One Thumbs Up

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Col



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If you do remove the A-pillar trims it might be worth getting a few spare clips first as it is not unknown for them to break when trying to release them.

Cheers
Col

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knwatkins



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A pillar trims are also clipped on and as Col rightly says, the clips do snap. I replaced all of my clips with new ones because the seals on them looked a bit iffy.

That paint looks good Mike. Can you spray it straight onto degreased plastic or do you need to use a plastic primer or adhesion promotor? Kev

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knwatkins



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By the way, I'm not sure if anyone has noticed yet but looking at my pictures I placed the masking tape above the wiper but when reinstalling, I aligned them to the top edge of the tape Rolling Eyes

Another excuse to go and fiddle with the car and avoid the wife's 'to do list' Whistle Kev

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knwatkins



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Same for the horrible grey tailgate button...

Before



After
 Kev

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Lindab



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Gtechniq C4 for all black trim. Gives as new appearance Thumbs Up

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knwatkins



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Does that work on the scuttle panel that has gone white though Linda? I've read that it doesn't bring it back. Kev

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Post #579395 Mon Apr 22 2019 7:58am
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I used C4 on mine and it looked like new but it didn't last more than a few months before starting to look faded again so tried it again thinking maybe it needed to build up with a couple of coats but 6 months later and it's back to faded again.

C4 has always been a fantastic product on any plastic I used it on before but it doesn't seem to last on my scuttle panel. 2017 SVR. SVO Scafell grey Ebony interior
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knwatkins



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Thanks for clarifying. I'm going to get hold of some to use on the A and C pillars. How long does it last on there? Kev

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