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bumper repairs

Post by benifotrem1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:19 pm

I'm sure that this question has been asked umpteen times BUT what is the best way to repair the bumpers on my bx gt? Each bumper has a split on the corner apx 3cm long.

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Re: bumper repairs

Post by Mothman » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:31 pm

To be honest bud, we do need to see pictures, they tell a 1000 words. If you also want a really honest answer, new bumpers.


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Re: bumper repairs

Post by benifotrem1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:37 pm

I would love to post all my pics but I am having difficulty uploading the photos!
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1985 BX19 GT
1970 SEAT 124 ESTATE (same as FIAT)
1971 HONDA PC50

MODERN CARS:

2005 AUDI ALLROAD 4.2
2000 SKODA FABIA 1.9 TDI ELEGANCE

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Re: bumper repairs

Post by benifotrem1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:39 pm

I would prefer to keep the original bumpers and the split is high up and not to big.
Up want to keep the car as original as possible.

Ooh and thanks for the quick reply.

Loving this site.
Benifotrem1

1985 BX19 GT
1970 SEAT 124 ESTATE (same as FIAT)
1971 HONDA PC50

MODERN CARS:

2005 AUDI ALLROAD 4.2
2000 SKODA FABIA 1.9 TDI ELEGANCE

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Re: bumper repairs

Post by benifotrem1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:40 pm

Sorry for any spelling mistakes, it's my spell check on the phone!!
Benifotrem1

1985 BX19 GT
1970 SEAT 124 ESTATE (same as FIAT)
1971 HONDA PC50

MODERN CARS:

2005 AUDI ALLROAD 4.2
2000 SKODA FABIA 1.9 TDI ELEGANCE

Mothman

Re: bumper repairs

Post by Mothman » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:44 pm

Try BX chat, its posted as a sticky as how to post pics. And as how to repair plastic bumpers, well, replacement is really the only way.


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Re: bumper repairs

Post by Defender110 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:13 pm

Use a soldering iron to melt and weld it back together then light filler , sand and repaint.
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Re: bumper repairs

Post by citsncycles » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:15 pm

If you have smooth finish bumpers then they can be repaired as above. You can get kits of plastic rods and a hot air gun to repair larger areas, but I've never tried it myself. The difficult part is if you have textured bumpers like Mk1's and earlier Mk2's as recreating that texture can be difficult.
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Re: bumper repairs

Post by benifotrem1 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:07 pm

It's a series 1 with unpainted bumpers! Oh well looks like I will have to get looking for some bumpers!
Thank you all for the info
Benifotrem1

1985 BX19 GT
1970 SEAT 124 ESTATE (same as FIAT)
1971 HONDA PC50

MODERN CARS:

2005 AUDI ALLROAD 4.2
2000 SKODA FABIA 1.9 TDI ELEGANCE

Mothman

Re: bumper repairs

Post by Mothman » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:21 pm

Said so first off as i knew you had a MK 1.

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Re: bumper repairs

Post by Defender110 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:59 pm

Take them off and plastic weld them from the inside leaving the outer finish.
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1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
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Re: bumper repairs

Post by citsncycles » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:07 pm

That's probably the best bet until you find some. Dunno about out there, but Mk1 bumpers seem thin on the ground here, with certain MK2 ones not much better.
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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!