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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-05-2018, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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I donít 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 itís 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 canít be done ! I suggest u to use Quick set 50 ! Itís 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 thatís done sand it 80 whole bumper or 40 grit ! Then bondo repaired areas then sand bondo areas and then itís ready fo primer simple like that ! Once itís primered either so whole task by hand wet 320 grit and finish it with wet 600 !!! Once thatís done then itís ready for paint !
This is how it looks.
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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-05-2018, 09:33 PM
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It’s possible to do it ,but it would take some time and if u won’t be able to do it yourself then it’s not worth it ! Labor would be about 6 to 10hrs fixed prepped and painted all together at $85/hr would be easier to get used bumper ! So what’s ur plan ?
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NewYorkS600, I just stumbled across bumpermegastore.com. They are in Florida. I had a price from them a year ago on the front bumper of my '97 CL600.
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NewYorkS600, I just stumbled across bumpermegastore.com. They are in Florida. I had a price from them a year ago on the front bumper of my '97 CL600.
Beyond that, I know nothing
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Believe it or not but I have front bumper cover !!!
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I have finally found a bumper without any cracks, the only problem is that the inside plastic skeleton has some cracks and a piece missing which holds the bracket which attaches the bumper to the body of the car. Can that plastic skeleton be bought separately at the dealer, or can it be fixed ?
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Nope, not separately available if you are talking about the bumper side of the side mounting brackets. You can either fabricate something, or find another bumper. If they are like mine were, they are incredibly brittle. A bracket made into a "U" should work, maybe made out of 1/8" aluminum, or similar
I tried to take the old ones off my old bumper by drilling out the rivets holding them on, and they broke into more pieces is the process.
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Nope, not separately available if you are talking about the bumper side of the side mounting brackets. You can either fabricate something, or find another bumper. If they are like mine were, they are incredibly brittle. A bracket made into a "U" should work, maybe made out of 1/8" aluminum, or similar
I tried to take the old ones off my old bumper by drilling out the rivets holding them on, and they broke into more pieces is the process.
Can part of the skeleton be removed from another bumper and plastic welded to rest of the skeleton of the good bumper ?
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Can part of the skeleton be removed from another bumper and plastic welded to rest of the skeleton of the good bumper ?
The problem is getting it out of the other bumper. Perhaps if you took out the entire skeleton. It is held in by a variety of fasteners. If none of them require trying to drill out rivets from the plastic pieces, maybe. In my bumper they were so brittle, I gave up.
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NewYork600, the side mounting brackets made me buy a new bumper. They were too far gone to dink with. And I wanted a secure installation.
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NewYork600, the side mounting brackets made me buy a new bumper. They were too far gone to dink with. And I wanted a secure installation.
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Here are 2 pictures showing the good inner side of the replacement bumper, and the bad inner side. I am hoping that the repair shop can remove the good inner part from my damaged bumper and attach it to the inner side of the good bumper.
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