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Old 12 Jan 2004, 09:23 am
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Default Bumper repair kit

Guys,


I remember reading in this newsgroup some posts about bumper repair
kits. I need one for my white Civic LX '97 and was wondering if
someone could recommend one.

I found this site
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/autobody...pairkits1.html. Anyone
used any of these kits?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12 Jan 2004, 12:28 pm
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Default Re: Bumper repair kit

WHAT exactly is wrong with the bumper? i have a small nickel-sized ding in
mine, and the dealership AND a few body shops told me it was not repairable.
just some info for you before you decide to spend money on a repair kit.

ps - nice name *smirk*

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Old 12 Jan 2004, 01:01 pm
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Default Re: Bumper repair kit

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:28:51 GMT, "agent smith"
<agentsmith@UNDIES.the-c0re.tk> wrote:

>WHAT exactly is wrong with the bumper? i have a small nickel-sized ding in
>mine, and the dealership AND a few body shops told me it was not repairable.
>just some info for you before you decide to spend money on a repair kit.
>
>ps - nice name *smirk*


Well, there's a ~5 inch crack directly under the left headlight (if
I'm making any sense I have a gut feeling it can be glued back
together fine...

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Old 12 Jan 2004, 01:30 pm
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i understand. probably could be. you might wanna consult a body shop. they
would probably make it look new for fairly cheap. the glue would only be a
temp solution (but if youre like me, you want your car looking decent all
the time ((no cracks or dents at least ), but should suffice.



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Old 12 Jan 2004, 02:28 pm
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Default Re: Bumper repair kit

Bumper covers are typically made from polypropylene or some other a low
surface tension plastic. This means that most glues will not stick.
Regular epoxy will not work.

3M has a two-component acrylic epoxy specifically made for bonding to
these difficult plastics. It is called Scotch-Weld DP8005
(http://cms.3m.com/cms/GB/en/0-169/ikeckFR/view.jhtml) and it works very
well. I have used it to repair the bumper cover on my '94 Civic. You can
get it from industrial supply houses like R.S. Hughes or from Grainger
(http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/pro...mId=1611777266)

The way it is packaged makes it unsuitable for manual mixing and
dispensing so get the applicator tool (reusable), plunger (reusable) and
a couple of nozzles (disposable) also if you go this route.

I embedded two layers of fiberglass reinforcement in the joint.

Before it cures, the glue smells really, really foul so work outdoors.


Agent Smith wrote:
>
> On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:28:51 GMT, "agent smith"
> <agentsmith@UNDIES.the-c0re.tk> wrote:
>
> >WHAT exactly is wrong with the bumper? i have a small nickel-sized ding in
> >mine, and the dealership AND a few body shops told me it was not repairable.
> >just some info for you before you decide to spend money on a repair kit.
> >
> >ps - nice name *smirk*

>
> Well, there's a ~5 inch crack directly under the left headlight (if
> I'm making any sense I have a gut feeling it can be glued back
> together fine...

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Old 12 Jan 2004, 04:39 pm
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Default Re: Bumper repair kit

Randolph <trash@junkmail.com> spake unto the masses in
news:40030374.2F2660F3@junkmail.com:

> Bumper covers are typically made from polypropylene



They're polyurethane. Body shops repair cracks in PU all the time.

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Old 12 Jan 2004, 08:43 pm
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Mine is polypropylene.

"Tegger®" wrote:
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> Randolph <trash@junkmail.com> spake unto the masses in
> news:40030374.2F2660F3@junkmail.com:
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> > Bumper covers are typically made from polypropylene

>
> They're polyurethane. Body shops repair cracks in PU all the time.
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Old 13 Jan 2004, 10:51 am
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Randolph <trash@junkmail.com> spake unto the masses in
news:40035B4F.17D0F9C4@junkmail.com:

> Mine is polypropylene.



How do you know? (Not a flame, but a serious question).

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Old 13 Jan 2004, 12:50 pm
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Default Re: Bumper repair kit

There is a code stamped on the inside of the bumper cover identifying
the material. It is similar to the triangular shaped recycling symbol
you see on the bottom of plastic bottles etc. Mine ('94 Civic front
bumper cover) says PP for Polypropylene.

You do have a good point in that bumper covers can also be made from
polyurethane. The DP8005 glue I suggested is not suitable for
polyurethane so the original poster should take off the bumper cover and
find out what material it is made from before trying any kind of glue.



"Tegger®" wrote:
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> Randolph <trash@junkmail.com> spake unto the masses in
> news:40035B4F.17D0F9C4@junkmail.com:
>
> > Mine is polypropylene.

>
> How do you know? (Not a flame, but a serious question).
>
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