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First post here so bear with me! I have a 1999 Smoke Silver LWB S420 that I have loved owning for the last 4 years! Been a great, great car except for the Front air dam. Absolutely despise how it hangs down so low and seems to catch on everything, curbs, concrete tire stops, everything! Very frustrating when you are trying to keep a car in pristine shape.
Mine has now been snagged and torn to the point that it needs to be replaced. I found one on eBay for a fairly reasonable price.
Has anyone ever removed their original bumper cover themselves before taking the bumpr cover to be painted and installed on their vehicle? Was it difficult to impossible? Is it something that someone with a little (and I mean little) mechanical aptitude can handle or should I just skip it and take the whole issue to a body shop? Has anyone posted any pics of the proccess by chance? I'm guessing that they won't mind painting and installing it even though they haven't sold it to me? Money is money right?
Thanks for any and all advice and input!
 

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Hello All,
First post here so bear with me! I have a 1999 Smoke Silver LWB S420 that I have loved owning for the last 4 years! Been a great, great car except for the Front air dam. Absolutely despise how it hangs down so low and seems to catch on everything, curbs, concrete tire stops, everything! Very frustrating when you are trying to keep a car in pristine shape.
Mine has now been snagged and torn to the point that it needs to be replaced. I found one on eBay for a fairly reasonable price.
Has anyone ever removed their original bumper cover themselves before taking the bumpr cover to be painted and installed on their vehicle? Was it difficult to impossible? Is it something that someone with a little (and I mean little) mechanical aptitude can handle or should I just skip it and take the whole issue to a body shop? Has anyone posted any pics of the proccess by chance? I'm guessing that they won't mind painting and installing it even though they haven't sold it to me? Money is money right?
Thanks for any and all advice and input!
look at the front end of the mud flap of the front wheels, you ll see three 10mm bolts, remove them.

remove the lower shield.

remove the 2 covers at the lower side, look for two 13mm nuts, remove them with a deep socket and a extention.

pop your hood, look for the 2 bump stops at the lower end behind the grill, remove with an open end wrench.

pull the bumper away from the car.

if the bumper is stuck at the sides, you may need to loosen up the side adjusters (after you remove the lower shield, stick your head there, and look behind the side of the bumper, you ll see what I am talking about.)
 
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