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So I came up with an idea and so far it is working. Nothing is more frustrating and annoying then the famous broke bumper tabs!! :firemad::firemad::firemad:



So I went and bought a new bigger soldering gun with a big flat tip designed for smoothing in mind



Here is the really bad side you can see is completely broken...



first step is remove the paint around the tab. I just melted it off. Now I'm using plastic I cut off from the bottom of the bumper where you can't see. This bumper is so cut up from the intercooler we'll never notice lol


basically I just cut a slit of plastic and I'm going to use it like a solder stick!
I start melting both side of the tabs and melting my stick of plastic





Now it will look crazy at first!


but we can keep melting it down and shaping it and forming it.



You need to though take breaks and let the plastic reharden and form. Then keep melting it into shape


I also on the other side melted over the hole so to fix that I use a nail


then kept working around it






but basically I just fused the plastic together and shaped it and smoothed it and kept the original shape as best as I could. Let it cool down and harden and you could feel the strength. We tested it out and taking it on and off it still breaks from pressure but once we put it on we went out driving and she never broke once.




So if you plan on pulling your bumper all the time like me plan on probably heating up the plastic a couple of more times. But it does work as a great solution if you do it once and leave it alone!!
 

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Lol I did this a long time ago and it worked just fine(you just gotta properly let it cool down), but then I found out they made plastic welder kits, which I got from Eastwood Co. and it sure does repair wonders on all kinds of plastics:thumbsup:

Good Diy as always though:thumbsup:
 

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Also, for even more strength, you can add a thin wire mesh around the damaged area add melt the plastic rods or in your case plastic pieces:p on top of the wire mesh:thumbsup:
^good idea on the wire mesh.... will attempt on my bumper next
+1

used mesh/screen on one of my motorcycle fairings with some epoxy to stop movement of a crack.
 

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I'm thinking this could work for broken headlight tabs too...that would be amazing:giggity:
 

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i dont have any broken tabs but this is how my bumper sits..its not cracked or dented or anything..just sags a bit.
anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

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take a zip tie and insert it through one of the clip "loops" you see showing and zip tie around the plastic bumper spacer.
 
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