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

    1. Member krautuner's Avatar
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      12-29-2009 12:02 PM #51
      Quote, originally posted by rawbdee »
      Great Writeup, I'm going to tackle a rubstrip delete in the next few days. Any idea where I can buy this stuff online?

      here's one: http://www.levineautoparts.com/evmaboadsese.html
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      12-29-2009 12:19 PM #52
      Sorry to bug you, Think two tubes should be enough for the rubstrip delete?
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      12-29-2009 12:31 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by rawbdee »
      Great Writeup, I'm going to tackle a rubstrip delete in the next few days. Any idea where I can buy this stuff online?

      you can get it on ebay its fairly cheaper than anywhere i have looked!
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      12-29-2009 12:55 PM #54
      Quote, originally posted by rawbdee »
      Sorry to bug you, Think two tubes should be enough for the rubstrip delete?

      Doing a little research here.... That's a pretty big 'hole' to fill and I think it will take more that two.
      Wondering if there's some type of filler or foam you can use first than fiber mesh it and apply the maxim.
      I'll get back to you on this.

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      12-29-2009 01:15 PM #55
      How about this crack?
      Its an all fiberglass ABD front bumper valance.




      Modified by oopseyesharted at 1:23 PM 12-29-2009

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      12-29-2009 04:02 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by oopseyesharted »
      How about this crack?
      Its an all fiberglass ABD front bumper valance.

      that's just a fiberglass repair, very doable


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      12-29-2009 04:18 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by rawbdee »
      Sorry to bug you, Think two tubes should be enough for the rubstrip delete?

      I called Evercoat and explained what you want to do, they said to fill it with epoxy resin first.
      http://www.evercoat.com/imgs/pis/EPOXYRESIN.pdf
      If you do a build thread you may link it to mine I'd like to see how this stuff works

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      12-29-2009 05:05 PM #58
      Quote, originally posted by littlejay »
      Great DIY write-up!!!/ I was looking for this exact thread.. I just bought a used Na bumper with a Rieger lip molded to the bottom, Looks like pretty much the same work was done. I know Ply-flex was used. Problem is there is a hairline crack along the mold job and on one end toward the tire there is a 2.5 inch crack. It's not very deep. I want to fix it up before spring and get it repainted. Any thoughts on how to fix it. Can I just use Ply-flex or should I uses fusor then poly-flex. I don't want it to crack again. There is no backing mesh or anything, It's mounted with thew tabs and then screws as well. I don't think that it is not firmly mounted. It's really solid. Maybe this is just what happens over time with molding jobs. maybe it was built up too far with poly-flex already. Any thoughts??

      sorry I didn't notice you post and respond to you sooner!
      I've had that problem with some of my earlier attempts, and I swear by the fibermesh tape.
      The right way to fix it is to sand it all the way down with some 80 grit then fibermesh tape the seam use the maxim adhesive sand and fill/float it as necessary. Otherwise every time the lower valance is bumped it will re-crack there.

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      12-30-2009 12:45 AM #59
      i have alot of questions concerning a rubstrip delete on my Mk4 jetta.
      im almost done pulling the fenders, but im slowly venturing into molding and shaving my front and rear bumpers.... and eventualy shaving my door rubstrips aswell

      any tips?

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      12-30-2009 09:26 AM #60
      I haven't done door a rub strip delete, but I know that you need to fill holes in the door panels with a weld.
      The maxim adhesive repair could be used to fill a bumper rub strip void, but like I posted above that could be quite costly at $28 a tube I'd explore the option of using an epoxy resin and would be interested to know what others have used on this forum.

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      01-01-2010 08:26 PM #61
      yeah same, ive even heard of guys doing plastic welding, just adding plastic in there from an old bumper to fill the void, the using fusor for the seem

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      01-07-2010 12:45 PM #62
      I will be doing 2 GLI Blended lips in the next few weeks, if anyone else is looking for this work send me an IM or post here. I could do 4 at one time.
      I'll post up progress photos and keep this thread active.
      cheers

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      01-08-2010 02:51 PM #63
      wow who painted that looks like it came out nice, well for the most part
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      Quote, originally posted by krautuner »



      some pictures of the bumper in paint

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      01-08-2010 03:34 PM #64
      Well... the guy who painted it may have more coming in about a month.
      Nice work Justin!


      Modified by krautuner at 12:41 PM 1-8-2010

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      01-08-2010 06:02 PM #65
      sweet i'm looking forward to it. hopefully it'll stick everywhere...
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      01-10-2010 06:39 PM #66
      When you blended in the valence did you use any filler on the inside?
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      01-10-2010 10:39 PM #67
      not really, I just used some sheet metal screws on the tabs for good measure.
      All the strength came from the fiber mesh tape on the outside.

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      02-05-2010 10:50 PM #69
      check back in March I'll be posting up on this thread a GLI blend with a big center hole.
      Can't wait to get started!

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      02-05-2010 11:21 PM #70
      Quote, originally posted by krautuner »
      check back in March I'll be posting up on this thread a GLI blend with a big center hole.
      Can't wait to get started!

      I was just going to ask!!!!!!!

    21. 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!

    23. 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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


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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
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