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    Well my new little project passed it's mot. It failed on a few silly things at first like

    Rear brakes, 95% worn
    Front wipers, streaking
    Rear indicator bulb was clear and not orange

    Very happy it's passed it's mot, weird mot at that, as they now look different from the old style mot's. I had my car moted at Vauxhall. I have bought a second hand rear door the same colour as my car, so that saves on half the work thats needed doing to repair the car. I am not sure what to do with the back bumper, get it repaired or buy a new one? I think it might be alot of hassle trying to remove the XP2 rear splitter and BTCC from the damaged bumper. The bumper thats on now is split on the top just under the drivers side rear light.

    Damage to my bumper:


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    Might be able to find a body shop to do s plastic weld an then fill an paint bumper mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark2.2 View Post
    Rear brakes, 95% worn
    Wasn't aware that brakes could fail simply based on visual inspection of wear
    Presumably it failed on efficiency and the cause is they are at the end of their life

    As for the bumper
    Get two or three quotes (should be around £150 to £180) and include full repaint
    The light cluster is easy enough, just buy the part and swap (unless the repairer is willing to perform this for free and included in the above)

    My personal opinion is they are bumpers so will take some abuse over time, and I don't bother with minor damage
    I tend to use a paint stick (for small blemishes) or arrange for a rebuff (my local bodyshop charges £25 for rear bumper and £40 for front bumper)

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    I hope it does repair up ok as I tried gluing it yesterday, and as I fitted the bumper back on again but it gave away in the same place. In the end I drilled a hole either end of the split and put a cable tie through it, you can't see the cable tie very much as it's under the new rear light I bought for it. As for the car failing it's mot on the pads the check list Vauxhall do with your car had the rear brakes in the red box, not 100% sure if it was a fail but I had them changed. My girlfriend took the car for the mot. Anyway here is how it looks now till I get the bumper painted in the body shop...



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    thats nowt that - half hour repair easy, are you confident at body repairs? just sand bumper around back to the plastic (not too course as it goes furry) and fill with some plastic filler sand prime and paint. you could always try heating the bumper from the back with a heat gun then pushing out the damage with a screwdriver tip (taking care not to puncture the plastic, using this method you may just end up sanding the bumper to the correct shape. give it a go - like you say you were thinking about buying another bumper anyhow, it really is easy though £30-£40 tops, if it has split buy a cheap soldering iron and melt the rear together (you can buy special plastic glue too which uses mesh too) make the crack into a v shape first before using any gle or filler etc (more surface area to bond to)

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    Quote Originally Posted by northern lad View Post
    That looks interesting stuff. Cheers. I will still let the body shope sort it out for me, and I have damage on the other side of the car that needs sorting. I have bought a second hand door the same colour as my car, so not that much work needed to make it all good again..



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    Well done on passing though mate

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