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Urethane front bumper
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I'm looking at the better of the 2 front bumpers I have and 1 will still need refinished. Anybody have a contact on who does this type of work? Huh

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There are a couple "how-to" threads on here, but let me know if you find someone. I was admiring Roy's last weekend.
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I had this saved ( along with a couple others, but can not seem to find them ) as mine needs repairs as well, I had to redo my 72 Mach Years ago and it was not to bad

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markmel;40192 Wrote:I'm looking at the better of the 2 front bumpers I have and 1 will still need refinished. Anybody have a contact on who does this type of work? Huh
M..I can repair those bumpers to better than new ! It should really be fitted on the car first just to make sure everything lines up. The ends have a tendency to "warp out" and & not fit so good to the fenders. I have a mod to those bumpers to correct that & prevent it from ever happening down the road. Really though who ever is painting the car should also be painting the bumper at the same time. Especially if it's a metallic color.



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#5
Hey Mark!! How are you!?? Nothing to worry about man! the urethane bumper, as Scott said is easier to fix than it looks... Search the forum because there´s a couple of us who posted the experience with it...In my case, i fixed it just using filler primer, not bondo or any other rubber filler... just the same epoxy primmer that i did use in the rest of the car... Sanding in between layers...piece the cake!

What Scott said about how the corners tends to go out of line is 100% true... wasmy mistake in my car and for sure it will be redone whenever i paint the car again, but the scratches in the surface of the bumper are easily fixable!!

Good luck!



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Anything special I need to know about sanding them down? 1 of them has had primer on it for about 4 years but is not in bad shape I just want to see under the primer. The other is peeled and scratched but I didn't want to scrap it if it's repairable. Sorry, primered one is already in the rafters and I don't want to wrestle it down for a pic.
       

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Mark, mine was way more complicated than yours to sand... I mean... i had several repaints on it that in some spots you can actually see a 2 or 3 milimiter thickness of old material... All cracked and sun burned... Awful...

I sanded it to the rubber with my roto orbital air sander with not that hard effort... I mean.. i spent a couple of hours carefully sanding it... I suppose the best thing to do is to go to the rubber again Mark... then, from that start point, you can use the correct fillers with elastic aditives to do the job right...

Let´s wait for Scott´s advice.. HE IS THE MAN!! :p



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Thanks Damian!!

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Mark,
Mine was equally as bad or worst than yours. The bent ears are easy to fix. You can simply hold the bumper verticle and lightly tap it on the ground and use the weight of it to bend it back to shape. Adjust the strength of the tap to how badly bent the ears are. It's pretty much soft metal in this area, so tap lightly at first. If gone too far in, then step on the ear and have a helper pull on it and again lightly at first and adjust accordingly. Test fit and do it all over again to get the perfect fit. I used rubber repair everything. From 3m rubber repair kit, to scratch resistant clear coat. These techniques worked for me and I think my bumper turned out great! I'm not a professional, so use my techniques at your own risk Big Grin
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You might try this http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-front...ight=bondo

It worked well for me. Chuck
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