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Old 09-01-2018, 04:20 AM   #1
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Bumper Damage Not so Bad or Really Bad?

Had a pheasant or some other kind of large game bird land right in front of my car as I was moving down the highway (dumb bird!). Once I pulled over, noticed that the overall damage didn't seem too bad, but a lot of trim pieces were pushed out of position, fog lights are pushed back, center grill came out of it's tabs.

Wonder if a more experienced eye could tell if this is mostly about taking it apart and putting everything in the right position – or if there might be enough broken tabs, etc that replacement parts might be required.

I also just noticed when I looked at these pictures that there's a crack on the inside lip of the bumper. Would trim pieces cover this up?

And yes, I'm a little bit OCD. Have been babying this car for the past two years and really, really bummed out by this freak accident.


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Old 09-01-2018, 04:44 PM   #2
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To me it doesn’t look that bad, I would try to put it all together. There’s no way to know for sure if more tabs are going to be broken.
Be extra careful with the crack in the lip, that may need to be fixed/glued...
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Old 09-01-2018, 04:52 PM   #3
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Looks bad to me. I might be OCD too.

It would bother me...
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:43 PM   #4
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Old 09-03-2018, 03:23 AM   #5
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LMAO!
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:49 PM   #6
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(Mostly) Posted by Josh/AWE. Flapper valves are open at idle, close after 1100 RPM during part throttle. Full throttle 1st-4th gear the valves open until throttle let off. 4th gear, 1500 RPM to full throttle closed, closed until 3500 RPM, then open until lift off throttle.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:22 AM   #7
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OK, so finally got around to pulling the bumper cover off. Seems like with a few replacement parts, and patching some cracks, it might be hard to spot the damage. (And save me the price of a trip to the auto body shop.)

You're seeing the bulk of the damage below. A couple cracked pieces and a nice long crack in the bumper cover along the RH fog light trim piece tabs.

Would welcome any expert advice pertaining to:

1. Recommended products for repairing cracks (they'll all be hidden behind trim. Have had good luck with 3M products – was looking at 3M bumper repair kit/epoxy). Any other suggestions?

2. What's the best tool to remove all these trim pieces without damaging the tabs? I've got some interior trim removal tools, assuming those would work?
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:54 AM   #8
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i would use jb weld.

and screwdriver.

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Old 10-30-2018, 04:12 AM   #9
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i would use jb weld.

and screwdriver.

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JB Weld over 3M?

Curious why?
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:41 AM   #10
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i just use it a lot.

no experience with 3m.

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Old 11-10-2018, 12:21 AM   #11
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That fender piece can't be that expensive. I'd replace it.
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