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    The front bumper on my Siggy has quite a large crack in it from when i hit a badger. I've sourced a new (used) bumper for about £90 however, how much would it cost to get mine repaired and would it need re-spraying afterwards? How much am i looking at for a bumper respray if i were to take it off and drop it in to a spray shop?

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    You can often plastic weld with a soldering iron and cable ties!! Done this a fwe times on motorbike plastics.

    Otherwise, its a professional job.

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    Going to take the bumper off next week and have a look

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    it would need repainting after a plastic weld, if the painter is good he could just get away with doing the local area of the repair. However the repaired area may standout (as being freshly painted) making it worth doing the whole thing. I paid about 120quid last year for the whole front bumper to be reprayed on the wifes vec, i had prepped it and primered it myself though.. prices vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    it would need repainting after a plastic weld, if the painter is good he could just get away with doing the local area of the repair. However the repaired area may standout (as being freshly painted) making it worth doing the whole thing. I paid about 120quid last year for the whole front bumper to be reprayed on the wifes vec, i had prepped it and primered it myself though.. prices vary.
    hmmm. probably worth getting the bumper then?

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