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What happens is most can replace them all day, and they are in the habbit of doing it easier, and more profit. As they are for faster/cheap/quicker/better/profitable, the tools are sold to do this.

Here something:

How to repair plastic bumper covers.

Just google "bumper cover repair"

It has to be large filling like substance, not no super glue kinda thing found locally at the big box stores. The best is the melt on procedures as you are using the same bumper cover material.

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There are also some companies that specialize in nothing but repairing plastic bumpers. Google "plastic bumper repair near me". I found one about 30 miles away some years back. Didn't end up using them, but nice to know they are there.

But first, take your bumper off and make sure the brackets inside the ends of the bumper are intact. There are no replacements available that I've found anywhere. And, unlike some more popular cars, aftermarket brackets aren't available either for coupes. The bracket is "C" shaped, and slides over another bracket attached to the body. Without them, you won't have anything to keep the bumper ends in place, or prevent the bumper from twisting. You might also be able to check the condition by taking off the lower engine cover and looking up. They are just in front of the plastic inner fender.
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NewYorkS600, I agree with MAVA to a certain extent. They are repairable. I snagged a parking barrier on my first time. We were able to fibreglass the damage on the underside. However on the second time around, it was beyond repair. My damage was in the mounting blocks that are glassed into the support bracket. I ultimately ended up going to the Mercedes Classic Car Center in Irvine, CA I worked with Thomas Hanson, the parts manager. The bumper came from Germany in about two weeks. His email address is [email protected] I got a discount on the price and we have a Benz body shop locally that did a great job of painting and installing.
I know at one time there were all sorts of places advertising "bumper" repairs. I think most of them have gone out of business. You might want to contact Victor (Brooklyn) for a recommendation.
His email address is [email protected] I'll post his website. He is the go to guy for wiring harnesses, etc. Website http://www.restoreyourmercedes.com/
I have become paranoid now in parking. The rear end of my car now sits about two feet into the lane because I won't get any closer to the damnable concrete bump stops!
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Don’t know if it matters but I have front and rear bumper for coupe came of my 99 CL600
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Oh thanks, Adrian. Where were you last year???
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[I have become paranoid now in parking. The rear end of my car now sits about two feet into the lane because I won't get any closer to the damnable concrete bump stops!
Anziani[/QUOTE]

I feel your pain!

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1999 S500 Grand Edition-Sold to good home!
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Oh thanks, Adrian. Where were you last year???
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Not that this matters a month later, but this thread may help others for a recipe of success

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r12...rt-bumper.html

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I wish i could find someone here in New York who knows how to repair my bumper.
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I wish i could find someone here in New York who knows how to repair my bumper.
I don’t get it is it that bad ? This job is so easy to do when someone else does it for you lol but if u wanna do it yourself instead paying some to do it it’s bit challenging but with right tools or material it can be done ! Usually American shops will charge arm and leg for nothing ! try to find European guys that has and accent but they still been in business for a long time those guys can usually fix the problem with no crying Ohh no it can’t be done ! I suggest u to use Quick set 50 ! It’s a 2 part formula that becomes hard plastic glue in matter of 50 seconds with right ambient temp and be carful get really hot when exposed to air also it comes with 2 nozzles but if u need more get that and special gun which is not that special lol but runs double pushers instead regular one pusher once u fix it on the inside use metal mesh as well if u have long cracks and that should finishe the task ! Once that’s done sand it 80 whole bumper or 40 grit ! Then bondo repaired areas then sand bondo areas and then it’s ready fo primer simple like that ! Once it’s primered either so whole task by hand wet 320 grit and finish it with wet 600 !!! Once that’s done then it’s ready for paint !
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