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jon-valver
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7th Jun 10 at 17:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wanting to smooth my bumper and respray, is bodyfiller all the way along the best way to do it? and any1 got any pics of a good smoothered bumper

[Edited on 07-06-2010 by jon-valver]
mattk
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7th Jun 10 at 17:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

welding is your best bet mate, filler will crack and look bumpy
jon-valver
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7th Jun 10 at 17:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

bugger. cant weld lol
mantamark
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7th Jun 10 at 18:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

plastic weld mate, not like normal welding.

Basically, the groove in the bumper is too deep to fill with fibreglass / filler.

You could try fibreglass matting over it, but it would sink over time.

Plastic welding is basically using something like a soldering iron & some plastic (probs from another bumper), heating it up & melting it onto your bumper, that creates a solid base, then you can sand it down & may get away with a very light skim & paint.

And you can also pay companies who specialise in plastic welding to do it for you.

[Edited on 07-06-2010 by mantamark]
jon-valver
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7th Jun 10 at 18:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much would i be looking at?
Ingham
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7th Jun 10 at 18:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Save your money for your 1.8 SRi.
corsabsonny
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7th Jun 10 at 18:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ill do you one for 75 in primer if u supply the bumper
ed
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7th Jun 10 at 19:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fibreglass filler will be fine if you do the job properly.
corsabsonny
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7th Jun 10 at 19:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will crack of in minutes, can cut the recess of and use fiberglass matting but it isnt worth it
Bonney
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7th Jun 10 at 19:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can get a special bumper filler that is made especially for plastic. It's made by isopon and its called bumper fill.

Only problem is, As said before it may sink over time.
Twitch
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filler or fibre glass is fine if you do it right and wont look bumpy unless your shit at smoothing it down. if you leave it a week it will give it time to sink ( if it will ) after that you can paint it and good as new
mantamark
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7th Jun 10 at 20:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

And while you're at it, you could paint a straight line along the side of your car.
Chris x
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quote:
Originally posted by mantamark
And while you're at it, you could paint a straight line along the side of your car.
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connollygt30
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How do you smooth a standard bumper?

Same way as you...Put throttle bodies on your 1.6 while your astra gsi is sitting next to your corsa c sri...FUCKING GOBSHITE!
jon-valver
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7th Jun 10 at 21:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

LOL calm down
Twitch
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7th Jun 10 at 21:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Make judgements about my car after you have seen it and just in a picture thank you. And on a serious note if you want to also smooth off the number plate recese ( just thought ) some tiger seal
and an old number plate woks great or even plastic weld the plate on. After that a light skim and paint less chance od it sinking then.
AndyCorsaSport
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Fibreglass will be fine, anyone that says fibre glass will crack obviously didnt do it right. I did one 2 years ago, fibreglass, then thin skim of filler over top, prime, paint, i even scuffed the bumper on a wall and it didnt crack, just took the paint off. Lasted over a year then i sold the car with it on.
jon-valver
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8th Jun 10 at 00:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

where can u get all the matirials needed and how much for?
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quote:
Originally posted by connollygt30
How do you smooth a standard bumper?

Same way as you...Put throttle bodies on your 1.6 while your astra gsi is sitting next to your corsa c sri...FUCKING GOBSHITE!


Or the same way you fuck people about as you are a timewaster.

FUCKING GOBSHITE.
2ltrjim
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8th Jun 10 at 01:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by jon-valver
wanting to smooth my bumper and respray, is bodyfiller all the way along the best way to do it? and any1 got any pics of a good smoothered bumper

[Edited on 07-06-2010 by jon-valver]


look in my garage mate i think mine was nice and smooth till some clumsy old man reversed into me
2ltrjim
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8th Jun 10 at 01:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

but in all fair ness if you havent a clue then you wont be able too
manudave
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9th Jun 10 at 08:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fibreglass filler but...dont do it all in 1 ...layer by layer so you dont have a huge thick layer ....im doing the whole bumper so its 1 strong skin
jon-valver
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9th Jun 10 at 09:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how much is this fiberglass filler to buy and wer from?

 
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