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    Repairing a hole in my bumper as practice for my dash install...

    My wife put a nice round hole in my bumper reversing into a fire hydrant. I'm considering repairing it using the same type of stuff used for custom dash installs - partly so I can sell the car off and partly as practic using that kind of stuff.

    Will the same type of stuff work for repairing a bumper?
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    Depends on what type of material the bumper is. If its plastic, Dynatron (by Bondo) makes a "Flexible Bumper Repair Kit" which has been used successfully like here.

    When I went to pick up the Dynatron kit, the body shop supply place didn't have it but said the SEM 39768 "Problem Plastic Repair Material" was similar. I used it to mold a lilliput into my dash bezel. It wasn't the most professional job because it was my first try and their were some problem inside corners and tight spaces. But, I can tell you this stuff sets up FAST and sands relatively easy...certainly easier than fiberglass.

    This thread talks about the difference between the SEM and the Dynatron products.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arathranar
    My wife put a nice round hole in my bumper reversing into a fire hydrant. I'm considering repairing it using the same type of stuff used for custom dash installs - partly so I can sell the car off and partly as practic using that kind of stuff.

    Will the same type of stuff work for repairing a bumper?

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    Thanks. Those were very useful links. I'll post a piccy shortly of the damage and see if anyone has any cunning suggestions for how to deal with the depth of the hole. Currently I'm thinking of somehow squeezing some thin plywood into the foam just behind the plastic of the bumper to give me a surface to work on.
    Progress: 80% - Permanent install left.
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    Vista, Bu-535 GPS, RoadRunner, MPT2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quack
    Depends on what type of material the bumper is. If its plastic, Dynatron (by Bondo) makes a "Flexible Bumper Repair Kit" which has been used successfully like here.
    I was going to suggest turbocad's bumper repair kit method as well. DK888 was telling me he has also used it and is happy with the outcome.

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