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Cracked corner off of plastic front bumper - Toyota ist 04


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Mdobson
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Jun 29, 2017, 1:46 AM

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post icon Cracked corner off of plastic front bumper - Toyota ist 04 Sign In

Manged to clip a curb the other night parking up

Any advice on how to patch it up, fibreglass mould?

Currently in NZ first car here

Toyota IST 2004
(removed picture - way too big/wide for view)


(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Jun 29, 2017, 3:44 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 29, 2017, 3:43 AM

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Re: Cracked corner off of plastic front bumper - Toyota ist 04 Sign In

The picture has to go it's way too wide to
use this thread. I'll try to shrink it but
with pieces missing like that nothing
but a new one properly painted to match
is really going to fix that,


T



Hammer Time
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Jun 29, 2017, 6:03 AM

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Re: Cracked corner off of plastic front bumper - Toyota ist 04 Sign In

These bumpers can be repaired but it requires removing the bumper, using heat to bring it back to original form. If there are any cuts or tears, they have to be repaired from behind using a commercial epoxy that is not available over the counter.

After that they use body filler to bring it back to original perfection. Then the bumper has to be completely stripped of all lights, trim and grills and then the whole thing prepped for painting and clear coat.

Most of the time a new bumper is cheaper than all the labor it takes to repair one and the final product is better. The bulk of money is in the refinishing and that has to be done either way.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 29, 2017, 6:29 AM

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Re: Cracked corner off of plastic front bumper - Toyota ist 04 Sign In

Here's the pic HT - take it out as you see it's
way to big. Parts missing - IMO no practical
chance to even fake it if somehow
had all the bits and pieces.


Notice exposed bumper support too!
This is trouble or a duct tape job?


T

Take that back out as you see fit........



(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jun 29, 2017, 6:31 AM)


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Jun 29, 2017, 6:32 AM

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Re: Cracked corner off of plastic front bumper - Toyota ist 04 Sign In

OH, forget that. New bumper. No other option.



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Jun 29, 2017, 6:41 AM

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Re: Cracked corner off of plastic front bumper - Toyota ist 04 Sign In

Can't believe I saved the pic!
Notice - no foam crap behind it? Bet NZ & maybe AU don't require it?


T



Hammer Time
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Jun 29, 2017, 6:53 AM

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Re: Cracked corner off of plastic front bumper - Toyota ist 04 Sign In

It's never on the ends, just the face.

The bumper usually doesn't shred like that though. It usually just dents with sometimes small cuts.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jun 30, 2017, 5:42 AM)






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