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how should i fix my bumper?

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Appearance & Entertainment' started by SchwaebzGT, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. SchwaebzGT

    SchwaebzGT What?

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    as some of you may know, i got into an accidnet not to long ago, and my bumper got messed up, but im suprised on how well it took the damgae. the thing is, im not sure how to fix it, since i first thought i was gonna half to strip the whole bumper, then repaint, but i dont think i need to do all that much work.

    what would my options be?, since i plan to do this myself
     

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    MAX97V6 HYUCK...

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    -Sand probably 6" around the damaged area with 320 grit sandpaper.
    -Cut a beveled edge around the crack.
    -Buy a plastic welding kit and weld the crack from both the front and the back.
    -Sand the plastic weld with 220 grit since its more like rubber.
    -Blend prep the rest of the bumper with gray scotchbrite, water and sanding compound.
    -Prime spot repaired.
    -Block primer.
    -Repeat previous two as many times as needed.
    -Paint.
    Good Luck.:thumbup:
     
  3. tjames

    tjames Project Car/DD 238 FTW!

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    might be better to just buy a new one. max97v6s instructions do not sound worth the trouble
     
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    slipk911 New Member

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    1. take old one off
    2. buy new one.
    3. screw in the 8 screws.
    4. you're done :D
     
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    A Gruesome Time Needs wheels.

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  6. mysteed

    mysteed is back!

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    Replacing the entire thing would be easiest.
     
  7. Duke

    Duke God

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    that's no fun. Besides, he could use the knowledge and experience from this little scuff to fix other defects he may have. It would be cheaper to do it yourself rather than get a whole new bumper.
     
  8. SchwaebzGT

    SchwaebzGT What?

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    that wat im looking to do, since im low on cash, and it just needs a fiz there, and some paint
     
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    mysteed is back!

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    You can get a new bumper from a junkyard for less than $50.
     
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    Duke God

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    assuming he gets the same color, in better condition.
     
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    mikest1989 Lives with Mom and Dad

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    Fiberglass saleen body kit time... FTMFW
     
  12. mikest1989

    mikest1989 Lives with Mom and Dad

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    That is asuming you have access to Expandable foam, fiberglassing materials, sanding materials, air compressor and paint sprayer, and the know how to reinforce the Front bumper.