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    Default Bumper crack repair but can I have parking sensors fitted?

    Hi guys, I bought the car with bumper and boot damage

    Which I had repaired, Looks good but I'll need to replace the boot trim.

    Anyway the body shop advised me not to install parking sensors as the repair would shatter and the bumper would fall to pieces.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thinking about it now, I should have gotten a replacement bumper but at the time I was looking for a cheap option.

    Thanks

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    Why don't you use a small thin piece of wood where the sensor would go. Stick it onto the back of the bumper then drill through the wood then position the sensor that way.

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    what about this no holes needed bit pricey tho

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/No-Drill-N...item27c61c9b72

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    Im going to speak to another body shop about the wood idea thanks! and thanks for the help Dan Danz but its a bit out of my price range but I love the idea of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan danz View Post
    what about this no holes needed bit pricey tho

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/No-Drill-N...item27c61c9b72
    i like the look of that , has anyone on here tried it or are using it ?

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    a good body shop will be able to sort the weak point and allow the standard style sensors to be fitted.

    plenty of body/plastic adhesives on the market

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    sounds like they have bodged the repair and it will crack/fail when you drill holes for the sensors

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatplace View Post
    sounds like they have bodged the repair and it will crack/fail when you drill holes for the sensors
    Well the guy who did it told me that it was a massive crack on the inside of the bumper so he had to use a shed load of body filler but who knows lol, you never know unless you watch them do it

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    defo bodged then, if repaired properly, the biggest crack on a bumper will only need a thin skim of filler

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