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Old 04-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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Little bumper crack...

Ight so my rear bumper has a little crack in it on the drivers side down at the bottom right above my muffler/exhaust. (You might be able to see it in the pic I attached)
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The crack is literally like 2 inches long, from the previous owner before me I'm assuming, its not from me. But a few weeks ago I did the whole putting RTV silicone on the headlight seal trick to keep the condensation from getting in and building up in the lenses of my headlights. I was wondering if I could maybe squeeze some of the same RTV silicone in the bumper crack and then touch it up with matching paint? I've already touched it up with a zinc yellow paint from Ford and you can't even see the crack unless you're standing off to the side of the car. It's not like a crack and theres a whole, its just a little slit crack. What do you guys think? Do you think the silicone and touch up paint on the silicone would work and hide it better? I figure it wouldn't hurt to try...its the whole "my car is clean but one little imperfection drives me crazy but not crazy enough to pay $500+ to have a new bumper painted to match and installed" lol
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U could get a GT bumper new for 250 and install is very simple I'm
Doing it now. Don't forget a bolt like a did and have to go back and it's simple.
And take it to macco and have them
Match it and paint it. Shouldn't be but 350. And then u have the cut outs for dual exhaust.

Or use a plastic body work material.
Like bondo is used for metal.
Patch it up and paint it.
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I would let it go man. Right now after three years of my bumpers looking bad I'm going to change them out and paint. I tried little repairs and nothing really worked they are cheap plastic. Body work is different
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U could get a GT bumper new for 250 and install is very simple I'm
Doing it now. Don't forget a bolt like a did and have to go back and it's simple.
And take it to macco and have them
Match it and paint it. Shouldn't be but 350. And then u have the cut outs for dual exhaust.

Or use a plastic body work material.
Like bondo is used for metal.
Patch it up and paint it.
I like the bondo route sound better. Where do I get that from? I wouldn't mind getting a GT bumper but that's $250 like you said, $350 with paint, then another $800+ temptation to do dual exhaust on a V6 with 142k already haha. I'm pretty much done with mods, just looking to touch up a few things keeping it cheap as possible.
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I like the bondo route sound better. I wouldn't mind getting a GT bumper but that's $250 like you said, $350 with paint, then another $800+ temptation to do dual exhaust on a V6 with 142k already haha. I'm pretty much done with mods, just looking to touch up a few things keeping it cheap as possible.
Cut into the y like this. And add what ever muffler and u have urself a custom H-pipe. And dual exhaust. Shouldn't cost but 200-300 at a shop.
But it would be a good investment as long as u don't badge it like a GT. I have 92K on mine and I plan on supercharging and outing down 350-400 rwhp. And calling it quits
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Re: Little bumper crack...

Do I want bondo for body lightweight filler or fiberglass/plastic resin jelly filler?
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Bondo is for metal. If u know how to fiberglass that should work.
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Bondo is for metal. If u know how to fiberglass that should work.
If I know how to Fiberglass?
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If I know how to Fiberglass?
If you know how to use fiberglass and resin. If you don't know then I highly suggest NOT trying to learn on your daily driver. Find something crappy to practice on.
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If I know how to Fiberglass?
Fiberglass is easy to learn just don't do it on ur DD.
Go to a junk yard and get something to practice on, I've learned from my step dad but it is still difficult and messy.

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I have my black v6 bumper and I'd just give it to u if it weren't for how much the shipping was.
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You mean no flat rate box. Just kidding. You'd have to ship freight, usually PayPal has good shipping rates for that.

Many experiences shipping that stuff.
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Fiberglass is easy to learn just don't do it on ur DD.
Go to a junk yard and get something to practice on, I've learned from my step dad but it is still difficult and messy.

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I have my black v6 bumper and I'd just give it to u if it weren't for how much the shipping was.
How much? And I'll just use the regular body bindo. I'll try it out on my sisters intrigue first lol.
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My freight cost me 75 from AM but maybe less other places
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My freight cost me 75 from AM but maybe less other places
So $75 for black bumper shipped?
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Well today I had to take a bracket off of it, unless u have a rivit gun or tool and could reuse an old bracket it's useless
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Well today I had to take a bracket off of it, unless u have a rivit gun or tool and could reuse an old bracket it's useless
You lost me. I'll stick with bondo!
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Should work, but bondo is for metal. Idk how well it will work on plastic. They have a putty meant for plastics but idk what it is. Tell me how that bondo works
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Plastic and bumper repair kit. The bondo will crack cause the bumper flexes and moves. You can get the kit at any parts store.
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