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cloder
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Sep 4, 2010, 5:38 PM

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Buick Century Bumper Repair Sign In

So I was shopping and when I returned to my car I saw that someone had hit-and-run my car. I came to the parking lot to find that the back bumper of my 2000(? maybe 2002?) Buick Century was dragging on the ground on the left side. On the back left side it is detached on the side and half-way towards the rear of the vehicle, under the trunk. I'm a college student so I can't really afford to replace the bumper right now. I have been using duct tape to secure it but whenever I go on the freeway or anything the wind and the rain tend to cause the duct tape to detach and the bumper starts to drag. Is there any sort of glue or taping technique that I can use on this? I will have to replace it eventually but for the time being, I really just need to keep it from flapping in the wind and dragging on the ground. Is there anything I can do about this? I'm tired of making the hour drive into town, only to stop at least 3 times off the freeway in order to tape it back up.
Thanks!


chickenhouse
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Sep 4, 2010, 5:57 PM

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You might want to try laying on your back under the bumper and see where/ why it has become detached. You may be able to use some wire to hang it until you get it repaired properly.


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 5, 2010, 5:14 AM

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Cloder: As CH said you need to see just what and where it's broken. Just FYI there are zillions of grades of duct tape - check that out.

Some other neat "fake it" stuff is "mechanics wire" - those wire tie zip things come in several lengths and you can add them end to end for the length you need. Maybe even huge worm clamps which can also go end to end can secure it?? They have those that are HUGE for like a clothes dryer duct. Your eyes to see what's what with it.

Hey - of course this has to get fixed but if it's falling down now it probably will break off the other side and be gone! Not safe to allow that.

Really sorry that was a hit and run. It suks and happens. I just wish people would own up to what they did and many do but not this time apparently.

You'll be shocked at what the proper repair will end up costing!

T



Hammer Time
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Sep 5, 2010, 7:39 AM

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Duct tape? Mechanics wire?

Why do you know so much about this stuff Tom.....................LOL



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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 5, 2010, 8:21 AM

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Yes! I know tons about it! There is just about steel belted tapes about a strong as seat belt meterial.

I'm NOT looking at this car but it needs be safe and repaired soon. It all depends - there absolutely are way to secure parts better and stronger than some OE crap Crazy

T



Hammer Time
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Sep 5, 2010, 8:26 AM

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Hahaha............

I was just bustin ya about having duct tape and mechanics wire in your tool box.



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Sidom
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Sep 5, 2010, 10:40 AM

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Look!!! If duct tape can hold a fender on a 200mph+ funny car for a couple of passes then it will work fine for my uses!!!!

Leave miy duct tape, zip ties, wire & bubble gum ALONE!!!!! Mad Tongue Sly Sly


Hammer Time
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Sep 5, 2010, 10:54 AM

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Maybe we can find a great deal on mechanics wire and open up an exhaust shop Brian



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Sidom
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Sep 5, 2010, 12:17 PM

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Funny you say that....... I may just be exploring the different options available to me......Sly


Damn with just rent & coat hanger as overhead????? We'd have killer margins on all our exhaust work...................I'd bring my paper clip so we could do OBD I GM diags if it got slow....


Hammer Time
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Sep 5, 2010, 12:37 PM

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Lots of repeat business too...................LOL



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Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 5, 2010, 7:01 PM

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All due respect HT - don't think you know what "mechanic's wire is" as you can't cut it with Oxy/Acet as melting point is over 3,000F!

Find parts stores that deal with mechanics and not car wax - LOL,

T



Hammer Time
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Sep 5, 2010, 7:04 PM

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I know, it makes great muffler hangers.
The duct tape is great for replacing glove box latches too.



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