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Fixing a cracked plastic on a bumper

Attached is a picture from a collision...got an estimate done and it was well over a grand and the shop recommended replacing the entire bumper.

Is it possible to simply meld the plastic back together? the crack seems like it can be fitted back together pretty easily...im not really sure what to do about the missing square piece though

any recommendations on the best way to proceed? im short on cash and whatever saves money would be best...
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If this is really clean crack with no bends -Crazy Glue will work very well.
I had such crack glued on older MB and you hardly could notice the repair with no paint touch ups.
However your picture indicates some bends. In such case you might need to use epoxy and deal with painting.
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That bumper is toast. Replace it. Remember aftermarket can save big bucks on older cars. If it was one tear along the edge, you could fix it. But this is a mess.
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I'd say if you can fix it as suggested above then go for it if it won't bother you too much to have some noticeable damage on the car. In NYC and LA I see even Rolls-Royces in far worse condition. When you get some extra cash go ahead and have the bumper replaced.

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