Bumper repair - Help needed

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  1. blade1889

    blade1889 Read Only Funster

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    Do you have any experience, suggestions or recommendations on how to repair a damaged plastic bumper?

    Yep I inadvertently reversed twice into a foot high wooden post.....result 2 major cracks down the height of the bumper.

    Has anyone had one repaired or recommend a repairer/welder.

    A new one is £500+

    Any suggestions gratefully recieved:
     
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    sometimes can be repaired from behind with glass fibre filla on face n respray .i would try to fiond a good friendly body shop who might be able to direct you to a specialist plastic repairer they can do wonders sometimes without removal. or try your local yellow pages .google plastic repairers .they come to you use coloured resin cant see repair. or put a sticker on the damage . smile we all do it.
     
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    I've repaired our Burstner rear bumper. We bought it broken. I got behind it. Cleaned it, roughted it up, backed it up with metal with two hidden screws and then slapped on a load of fibre filled car body filler. It's stronger than new but you can see the crack. One day I may organise some paint.
     
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    There are now some very clever specialist plastic bumper repairers about, generally part od a franchise and they will come to you.

    Look in yelllow pages, Chips Away, I believe have an offshoot franchise.

    Peter
     
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    A damned treacherous French tree jumped out behind me and put several cracks in the van's rear bumper.

    I removed the bumper, 11 screws and some sticky gunk, not difficult.
    Took it to a local bumper repair specialist who did a very good job.

    The technique is to 'V' out the cracks from thr rear and then plastic weld them, very similar to metal welding. Then a complete resray to finish the job. The only query was the colour code, which doesn't exist, so it was down to a proffesional colour matcher who did a superb match.
    Cost was £230 and took 3 days.

    Replacing the bumper was easy and I took the oportunity to reinforce all screw fixings with some large diameter saucepan repair washers.
     
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    Bumper repair

    Hi Blade,
    Just doing a front end repair to a Skoda including the bumper. Bought a Leister plastic welding gun, but found it hard to use as it needs practice. the main problem is getting the right plastic to use as welding rods. Seen a wonderful video of a foreign man repairing a plastic bike wheel on utube I think. He done a superb job with a large soldering iron. Then I found the best ultra strong glue I've seen so far at a Auto paint supplier in Telford. Its for almost anything, especially bumpers. Their demonstration is very impressive with a board filled will all types of material bonded together. The nice thing is it sets in 3 seconds, and is rock hard in 10. It comes in two packs Grey for aluminium, engines, computers, carburettors, being oil and petrol resistant. Also its resistant up to 180centigrade. Also includes a black pack for bumpers, radiators, fairings, door handles, clips and switches etc, the items go on. Best tool in my kit, had it a couple of weeks and fixing loads of stuff around the house as well. You V it if its deep enough, put the powder in. Drop a couple of drops on the powder, a little puff and its fixed solid. And the name of it is Q-Bond ultra strong adhesive. About ten pounds plus vat. Try it and I'm sure it will do the job, especially those wing mirrors? Rgd's Graham.
     
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    That looks good

    Consumables Express Ltd Adhesives including QBOND
     
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