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    Is it possible to repair a hole in a bumper? I'm talking about a hole, say the size of a parking sensor LOL. Just had an email from a friend back home who's tried to fit his own parking sensors. I wont mention what he drives, but I'm pretty sure the bumpers are the same sort of material, colour coded etc as our lot.

    He's put the sensors too low in the bumper, and they just go off full stop, no use at all! His bumper angles down so he cant aim the sensors to offset this. So it looks like he'll have to try and get the holes filled.

    But, firstly, is this possible??? Can you realistically fill a hole like that in a bumper? Would it be a solid repair (Assuming that the person doing the job was a top quality guy) etc, unlikey to crack etc?

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    "Can you repair a hole"

    Wish someone would repair my hubbies, the backfire is killing me

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    I'm sure you can, it would require plates been put behind the bumper covering the holes and then filled with the appropiate filler on the outside, then sprayed up.

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbon7000 View Post
    I'm sure you can, it would require plates been put behind the bumper covering the holes and then filled with the appropiate filler on the outside, then sprayed up.
    Hard/expensive job???

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    you ould also give plastic welding a go. get some donor bits of bumper from a scrapyard
    cut bits out the shape of the hole
    then just "solder" them in with more bits. need a very hot implement tho. they u can just sand it down and put a light covering of finishing filler on it and paint

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    i'd use a few of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_hudson View Post
    Hard/expensive job???
    I would say quite easy to do. having the bumper sprayed is gonna be the expensive bit

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    most places charge about 100 pound to paint a bumper so might be best to try and get a new bumper for that car in the orig colour depending what car it is ect, ebay is always a good start

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    i have done a simalar thing, i used a soldering iron on the crack then a skim of filler

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    think he is on about holes the size of parking sensors not a crack or am i wrong, norm with cracks ona bumber your best to drill a hole at the end of the crack to stop the stress makin the crack continuing then smooth over with filler, or use some fiberglass at the back of it to make a back plate then fill and prime as per, to me seems a lot of messing about for four holes, sure you could pick a bumper up cheap of ebay, what car is this bumper problem on

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