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    Thread: 20th Replacement Bumper

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      05-25-2012 01:33 AM #1
      Hows does Vortex feel about the FK Racelook bumper cover from ECS? I cracked my front valance and don't feel like buying just a new valance For the price one of those things costs, I'd rather just get a whole new bumper, so I'm up for suggestions. Every time I see a parting out, the 20th valance is always sold...

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...per/ES2535287/

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      05-25-2012 02:42 AM #2
      PLEASE DONT....


      You own a 20th, so please keep the stock bumper and find another 20th valence. Vortex and myself will hate you forever.

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      05-25-2012 04:24 AM #3
      ^
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      05-25-2012 05:06 AM #4
      Please no.

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      05-25-2012 07:49 AM #5
      Time to sell the 20th and buy a Honda
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      05-25-2012 09:01 AM #6
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      05-25-2012 10:19 AM #7
      Its you car dude, do what you like! me personally, i wouldnt..... but i dunno why everyone complains about someone doing something like this to their car, if it makes yours ugly it just makes theirs look better! lol who knows installed and painted may look awesome.. but i would not be the one to find out.........

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      05-25-2012 10:24 AM #8
      and hey! if you just want a lil dif. look to your car i really think the r32 bumpers look great! thats just my opinion though...

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      05-25-2012 02:07 PM #9
      I actually never considered the R32 bumpers, I may look into one of those. I've been trying so hard to find a valance for a reasonable price...they're either snatched up immediately, or almost 300 new. It's just very expensive for a valance.

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      05-25-2012 02:27 PM #10
      Conversely, how difficult will it be to try to glue the crack back together and just repaint the valance myself?

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      05-25-2012 02:34 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by HykosisFury View Post
      I actually never considered the R32 bumpers, I may look into one of those. I've been trying so hard to find a valance for a reasonable price...they're either snatched up immediately, or almost 300 new. It's just very expensive for a valance.
      oem r32 bumpers run alot more than a 20th valance. and then you have to pay for paint.

      suck it up and buy a new valence.

      pics of the damaged valence to answer your last question.

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      05-25-2012 08:39 PM #12
      Ya, either way it'll cost ya. And your not gonna want to paint it yourself. The pros have a hard time matching these colors, unless of course u are a pro... But ya.. Im sure if it's just a crack u can glue it and sand it down. Just take ur time then go spend a lil money to have it painted. That's prob. What im about to do with mine... Damn possum! hit it right after I had a respray!

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      05-26-2012 12:23 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by BRANT#2766 View Post
      Ya, either way it'll cost ya. And your not gonna want to paint it yourself. The pros have a hard time matching these colors, unless of course u are a pro... But ya.. Im sure if it's just a crack u can glue it and sand it down. Just take ur time then go spend a lil money to have it painted. That's prob. What im about to do with mine... Damn possum! hit it right after I had a respray!
      That's actually what happened with mine, hit a woodchuck. However, it looks to me like the damage may be a bit too extensive to sand down and repaint. Looks like a few of the tabs are broken as well.



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      05-26-2012 04:26 PM #14
      Yo man, get your hands dirty, buy some fuzor and filler, fix the crack, and mold the entire valence to the bumper itself. Sand it and smooth it, paint it, and then maliciously chuckle about how much money you just saved.

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      05-27-2012 03:41 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub Ken View Post
      Yo man, get your hands dirty, buy some fuzor and filler, fix the crack, and mold the entire valence to the bumper itself. Sand it and smooth it, paint it, and then maliciously chuckle about how much money you just saved.
      Is that doable by myself? I'm fairly inexperienced in the ways of fixing plastics and such.

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      05-28-2012 11:33 AM #16
      It's not terrible. You're basically just reinforcing the crack with some adhesive and sanding it down again to smooth it out.

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      05-28-2012 02:17 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub Ken View Post
      It's not terrible. You're basically just reinforcing the crack with some adhesive and sanding it down again to smooth it out.
      Sounds reasonable. I think I'm worried about how I should be molding it to the existing bumper.

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      05-29-2012 12:05 AM #18
      I just recently fixed my valence and it was pretty simple. granted mine wasnt as bad as yours but it is definitely doable. Just mold it together with some bondo and take your time sanding it until you get it where you want it.
      Its not hard just do it

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      05-29-2012 08:33 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by dhudak818 View Post
      I just recently fixed my valence and it was pretty simple. granted mine wasnt as bad as yours but it is definitely doable. Just mold it together with some bondo and take your time sanding it until you get it where you want it.
      Its not hard just do it
      Sounds reasonable. I will definitely give it a shot if it saves me a bit of dough in the long run. Cheers folks

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      05-30-2012 12:11 PM #20
      damn! that woodchuck musta been a good bit bigger than the possum i enountered. i got out with about a 4" crack and chipped paint... good luck!

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