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    Thread: Doing a 'blend' on a MK4 GLI front bumper

    1. 02-06-2010 09:48 PM #71
      has any one done this witha mk3 or b3 passat duck bill lip???

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      02-06-2010 10:00 PM #72
      I'd think the process would be the same... if it hasn't been done yet maybe a 'show me your blended / shaved bumper thread' should be started!

    3. 02-10-2010 09:46 PM #73
      hello, Nice work! Since i liked how yours turned out, im trying to duplicate what you did exactly- along with trying to blend kamei air duct inserts as well lol. I have an unpainted OEM front bumper, the maxim urethane adhesive and the poly-flex. I was wondering if you layed downa whole strip of the fiber mesh tape across the entire seam before applying the layers of adhesive? and also if you just used regular spray primer? thanks a ton.


      Modified by Mk4nerd at 6:48 PM 2-10-2010

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      02-10-2010 10:48 PM #74
      I did lay down a whole strip and trimmed it out around the holes.
      Sorry I didn't take pictures that step went fast! I used the best rattle can primer
      I could get from a body shop supply store. Good luck, andif you take pictures feel free to post them in this thread!

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      02-18-2010 09:42 AM #75
      Make me one?

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      02-18-2010 11:41 AM #76
      IMsent

    7. 02-18-2010 04:32 PM #77
      damn i shoulda done this with mine, great job

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      03-10-2010 04:34 PM #78
      I have a spare bumper if someone needs one built send me your lip plus $$ and I'll build you one!



      Modified by krautuner at 1:36 PM 3-10-2010

    9. 03-17-2010 03:19 PM #79
      ^^ Really?

      Im from Oak Creek...
      If I give you a lip how much?
      Do you paint also?

      Please email me at fishinboy3@wi.rr.com
      I am not on here much and Im really interested


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      03-17-2010 04:28 PM #80
      sent email, thanks! a local project would be awesome!

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      03-30-2010 02:22 PM #81
      This time I'm using an aftermarket ECS lip so I'll go into more detail as far as connecting & prep

      I put the pieces together and used a degrease prep solvent and sanded the areas with 150 grit with a random orbital sander.


      I clamped and screwed the parts together...

      trimmed off the protruding tabs...

      put some Maxim in the tab slots...

      ran a bead of Maxim around the seam...


      layered in some fiber-mesh tape with Maxim on the sides...



      Of course the edges don't line up! so I'm extending them starting with fiber-mesh tape
      anchored in with some fiberglass resin. Make sure you prep the surface by roughing it up and degrease it first!


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      03-30-2010 10:42 PM #82
      Watching this. I need to fix a little situation with my GTI bumper, and this stuff you've been doing will definitely help me fix it, and then some

      Sent from my vwvortex account.

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      03-31-2010 10:26 AM #83
      Looks like a Golf...what lip do you have there?

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      03-31-2010 10:54 AM #84
      GTI bumper + GLI valance. IM'd you a link.
      Sent from my vwvortex account.

    15. 03-31-2010 11:40 AM #85
      im ready to get this thing kerry lol

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      03-31-2010 01:06 PM #86
      I'm rock'n on it right now - waiting for Polyflex to set-up.
      I certainly hope to be shipping it this week - that's the plan!
      Thanks for checking in more progress photos from today will be posted tonight.

    17. 03-31-2010 01:18 PM #87
      thanks kerry sorry im keep bugging you

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      03-31-2010 03:02 PM #88
      Here's more work on the wheel well area...


      I've leveled and cleaned the bumper after applying the Maxim...


      Applied the Polyflex...


      After this sets more sanding with 150 to 220 paper


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      03-31-2010 04:34 PM #89

      well after some sanding I think I'm about 90% there, should be in primer tomorrow!


    20. 03-31-2010 07:18 PM #90
      HEY WILL YOU CUT THOSE CENTER BARS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BUMPER AND SMOOTH IT OUT. PLEASE ALSO HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET HERE ONCE YOU SHIP IT

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      03-31-2010 09:56 PM #91
      can-do, if I ship it out Friday you should get early next week via greyhound

    22. 03-31-2010 10:35 PM #92
      where will it come my house or bus station. if the station how does that all work out

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      04-01-2010 01:40 AM #93
      To anyone thinking about doing this....DO IT!! its actually pretty fun haha
      I'm doing one now for the first time
      It kind of looks like a big mess but im getting there
      Waiting for the polyflex to come in..

      oh btw: this project got me to buy a orbital sander....Thats the only reason my dad like the project haha..he loves tools haha

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      04-01-2010 08:25 AM #94
      glsdriver02 sent you an IM

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      04-01-2010 06:39 PM #95




      it's in black primer and ready to ship tomorrow!


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      04-01-2010 07:13 PM #96
      nice work man!
      If you're not having fun, then you're taking this stuff too seriously

      Message me if you're looking for bodywork in Wisconsin, my shop is on Horicon 53032

    27. 04-01-2010 07:20 PM #97
      looks amazing thanks man it going to look really good on my car

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      04-01-2010 08:10 PM #98
      pictures when that happens!

    29. 04-01-2010 09:18 PM #99
      ok ill get pics up after the car is painted and the front bags get put on my car

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      04-01-2010 09:27 PM #100
      Quote, originally posted by D3hd3nd »
      nice work man!

      hey man, sorry you don't get to paint this one!
      sending it off primed this time but it turned out really nice
      thanks for the compliment


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      04-01-2010 10:03 PM #101
      i did one for a guy a few months back and painted it BMP.


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      04-02-2010 01:37 AM #102
      Quote, originally posted by krautuner »

      hey man, sorry you don't get to paint this one!
      sending it off primed this time but it turned out really nice
      thanks for the compliment


      next time

      had a fun trip out to New Hampshire to pick up a corrado with 2 buddys and then after the 19 hour drive (because we stopped off at some places, including niagara falls) i made a trip to chicago and picked up some new seats for the gti she's coming together nicely but they're never done

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      04-02-2010 01:39 AM #103
      Quote, originally posted by krautuner »

      hey man, sorry you don't get to paint this one!
      sending it off primed this time but it turned out really nice
      thanks for the compliment


      next time

      had a fun trip out to New Hampshire to pick up a corrado with 2 buddys and then after the 19 hour drive (because we stopped off at some places, including niagara falls) i made a trip to chicago and picked up some new seats for the gti she's coming together nicely but they're never done

      If you're not having fun, then you're taking this stuff too seriously

      Message me if you're looking for bodywork in Wisconsin, my shop is on Horicon 53032

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      04-02-2010 08:50 AM #104
      Quote, originally posted by MyCarIsRed »
      i did one for a guy a few months back and painted it BMP.

      nice job! how did it go? any problems/surprises?


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      04-03-2010 02:39 AM #105
      Quote, originally posted by morbs_gt »
      GTI bumper + GLI valance. IM'd you a link.

      Hey morbs_gt, I just wanna see a pic of your GTI with the GLI valence, I was wondering if that would fit and if there were any modifications required.

      I also asked that question here
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