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Old 10-10-2005, 05:47 PM
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Bumper cover repair question

Is there any way to repair a tear/hole in the bumper covers of late model vehicles? I have a tear in one and was wondering of there was an epoxy of some sort that could be finished and painted vs replacing the whole cover. Thanks in advance.

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There's many repair materials available to do plastic bumper repair, and plastic welding is also an option for some plastics. Do you know whay type of plastic it is? Usually the bumper cover will be marked on the backside. What is the make. model, and year of the car? Bob
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Yes, the most important part of the repair is to properly identify the type of material you are working with. Most commonly, a two-part material can be used, based either on urethane or epoxy. A reinforcing material like drywall tape can be used on the back. There are specific steps to follow depending on the material. Generally speaking, if you grind the backside of the bumper and it tends to smear and ball up, you will need adhesion promoter. If it grinds clean, no adhesion promoter is required. There may be exceptions to this rule of thumb, though, and I bet you will read more about it before this thread is done!
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One thing to consider is how the damage occured. Is it a tear or a cut? A cut is relatively easy to repair with the products mentioned above. If it is actually a tear, it most likely stretched the material, and makes the repair considerably more challenging, but not necessarily impossible. Depending on the vehicle, and the quality of the appearance you are looking for, you may be better off replacing the cover.
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Bob- It's on a 03 Neon! I'll look at the back for any info and do a "grind test" tonight.
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