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    Thread: Bumper Shaving Qs

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      10-03-2012 10:51 PM #1
      What would you guys recommend to use, what methods to go from this...

      to this...


      would you use like fiberglass, or 'weld' in another piece of plastic?

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      10-04-2012 06:38 AM #2
      This would all depend upon the bumper being OEM or aftermarket..

      If OEM, then definately plastic weld the holes shut, and finish off with the appropriate plastic repair products (3M, Norton, Fusor, etc).

      If the bumper is a fiberglass replica, then you would want to go the fiberglass route. And finish it off with body filler.

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      10-04-2012 10:49 AM #3
      it would be oem

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      10-15-2012 12:32 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Boo5st3dPmkn View Post
      This would all depend upon the bumper being OEM or aftermarket..

      If OEM, then definately plastic weld the holes shut, and finish off with the appropriate plastic repair products (3M, Norton, Fusor, etc).

      If the bumper is a fiberglass replica, then you would want to go the fiberglass route. And finish it off with body filler.
      ^This...

      If you didn't wanna plastic weld you could Fusor the patches in each spot with reinforcing mess on the back.
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      10-16-2012 09:12 PM #5
      Plastic welding requires a Plastic Welder. Which I assume a first timer won't have. Go on eBay. Buy a 3M two part gun and a tube of Panel Bond 8115, that will cost you under $100. You will also be able to do many other tasks with this gun. Read the directions in the bag. Gle pieces of a donor bumper"free" from body shop dumpster. Then carry on with finish work.
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      10-19-2012 04:14 PM #6
      Some of the materials used on new bumpers are not plastic weldable. The rear R32 I did was that.

      I personally used Fusor for this. I ended up doing it twice and had no experience. Had it painted twice.

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      10-19-2012 09:12 PM #7
      ^
      what exactly did you use and how did you go about it?

      did you like cut a piece of bumper out the same size of th hole?

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      10-19-2012 09:45 PM #8
      ^^ yeah, I used scraps from an old passat bumper. It was black plastic too. The R bumpers are this wierd, I wanna say abs but I don't think it is. I had a DIY thread but my pics are dead.

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      10-19-2012 09:51 PM #9
      gotcha, thats what i planned, think we could resuscitate that DIY

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      10-22-2012 11:54 AM #10
      If you search my name I have a bumper shaving DIY using Fusor on a mkV gti front bumper. Should be a pretty similar process for what you ate looking to do.
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      11-03-2012 10:02 PM #11
      I simple soldering iron can be used for plastic welding...
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      11-06-2012 11:24 AM #12
      Yes but you have to have the right type of plastic for it to work without being a major PITA. Fusor and patches work the best IMHO, quick and easy.
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      11-06-2012 01:40 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Forty-six and 2 View Post
      I simple soldering iron can be used for plastic welding...
      Not on the R bumpers material. Certain materials are not plastic weldable.
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