In order to investigate a possible quark-meson bootstrap, triplet scattering off an octet of degenerate pseudoscalar mesons (0.49 GeV) was studied. The exchange forces in the u channel were the triplets and any other P-wave multiplets that bootstrapped, and in the t channel were an assumed octet of vector mesons (0.89 GeV) with experimental values for GV and GT. A first-order ND iteration technique was used, and a successful NN* bootstrap was obtained to check the calculational method. From an initial triplet, the masses and coupling constants obtained from one iteration were used as starting points for the next. Although a (3 P12,6* P12,15 P32) bootstrap appeared possible, the solutions iterated into "ghosts" for large values of the coupling constants or cutoffs, and the triplet solution collapsed for smaller values. The interpretation is that we should not expect to find low-mass (~=1 GeV) quarks.