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antonio83 Aug 4, 7:31am - #32958 

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NEED HELP WITH BUMPER

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the thing is that i have a veilside kit and just recently noticed that my bumper is starting to get some stress marks in the bumper and also seen that it's starting to crack. It's cracking from two different place, each one no more than 3 inches, but the thing is that it doesn't seen to be cracked all the way just the surface cause i touched the back side of the bumper and it seems fine.So wanted to know what you guys would do in my case.
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isaac Aug 4, 8:13am - #32959 
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Go to a professional. Have them remove your bumper and re enforce the backside with additional fiberglass using professional-grade hardener...

this should keep things from separating any more... or at least got your bumper more strength to last longer thumbsup

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sorry I don't have any better photos, but here is an example of what re-enforcing something can do to the life of your bumper... the knick that you see at the fender-well on my bumper is pretty bad and has some nice long spider cracks within the first few weeks of the damage. 10,000 miles with the bumper after re-enforcement, nothing has gotten worse and its like it had been frozen in time thumbsup

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antonio83 Aug 4, 10:08am - #32960 

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so isaac i was wondering with yours did you just repair the crack and had to repaint the whole thing , cause i'm thinking that after i have it re-enforced i will end up repainting the whole thing due to a whole bunch of rock chips
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isaac Aug 4, 10:13am - #32961 
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nope... just did the backside. The paint was just fine.

I go through my front bumper every month or so, and use touch-up paint to cover all the rock holes. White on red isnt that bad - but white on black (when I use my Revmotion front) is realy obvious!

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IcEd blUe Aug 4, 3:54pm - #32962 

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if you know how to install and uninstall a bumper you can do this at home,get some fiberglass resin and usually you get some hardener for it,and you can just fiberglass the back a bit and your done,it will only cost you like $10 for 32oz of resin
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isaac Aug 4, 4:43pm - #32963 
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if you get it done professionally, they should use HIGH GRADE industrial materials...

...if not, your just adding more weight to the backside of your bumper and not really bonding all the pieces securely

I may be wrong - but this is how it had been explained to me...

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VSGTS14 Aug 4, 8:17pm - #32964 

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Satoshi Aug 4, 10:54pm - #32965 
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antonio83 Aug 4, 11:03pm - #32966 

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exactly likr that Satoshi but mine are about 3 to 4 inches and also have spider marks
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antonio83 Aug 4, 11:05pm - #32967 

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oh yeah forget to tell you that mine dont go through the backside of the bumper
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Satoshi Aug 4, 11:10pm - #32968 
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i got it..
like isaac said, repaint it professsionaly

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ev3 Aug 5, 3:34am - #32969 

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is that an original veilside? how come its cracking in the first place???? confused
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antonio83 Aug 5, 4:26am - #32970 

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yeah it's the real deal and i don't know why it's doing that
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