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Questions tagged [bumper]

A bumper is a part of a car designed to reduce damage to the car in the event of a minor collision.

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Repairing bumper paint. Use Dr Color Chip in this situation?

I got sideswiped along the back of my truck. Some paint was removed and it looks like I have some paint transfer as well. I plan on using a little compound to remove the transfer and then was ...
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Do I have to prime plastic bumper?

This is my first time painting my car's plastic bumper and of course I made a mistake. I forgot to put on a layer of primer before the base coat. Now the base coat is already on, should I sand it off ...
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Toyota crown body tune up

Is it possible to upgrade exterior looks of cars ? i.e. Upgrading the front look of a 2007 toyota crown to 2013 toyota crown From this look To this look Is there anywhere online where i can buy ...
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Any idea where this chrome bumper is from.

This old bumper was found wrapped and tucked away in a corner of the attic of the garage. I am curious if anyone has an idea where it comes from. I have no idea how old it is. It is 65 inches across.
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Bumper on 2008 Nissan Versa hatchback

Any advice on fixing a bumper or lifting a sagging one for a 2008 Nissan Versa hatchback? Looking for a cheap solution. Thanks!
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How to repair plastic texture?

How can I repair the texture of the plastic? Got a little hit here on my rear bumper.
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Grit Needed for Sanding Bumper

I am trying to remove the paint off of my front bumper, and just leave it the matte black plastic color that it was originally before painting. I have already tried with minimal success using paint ...
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What damage can you cause by a parking lot collision without visible dents?

Couple of days ago my car was parked in front of another car. Given that I needed more space to get out of the parking spot, I drove backwards and hit the front of the car behind me. I got out of the ...
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Is there a special way to repait fiberglass bumper?

My fiberglass bumper has cracks and is white. This cars value is not much and I dont need it to be perfect. Im quite happy to just get it back to black with all the cracks and leave it at that. ...
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What is best way to fix this loose bumper?

Under the passenger side headlight of my car you can see the front bumper is hanging loose as a result of hitting humps. I've seen youtube videos of people just gluing it back or using strings. Is ...
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How to repair my fiberglass front bumper?

The paint has come of my front bumper(fiberglass) and you can see dots and cracks. You can see all the white fibers. Since it's fiberglass is repairing it different from normal bumpers? As a DIY job,...
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What is the name of the parts that cover up the wires in front of the front wheel?

I bumped into a box when I was in the highway and my bumper is damaged. After that I went to a body shop nearby and he re-attached my bumper back but then I realized the parts that cover up the wires ...
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What type of crimping pliers do I need for these connectors

I have to run some cables in the bumper and I want to use waterproof connectors housing. The problem is that I don't have any crimping pliers and I don't know what type should I buy for this type of ...
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Kia Rio - is lip under front bumper actually needed for anything?

On my 2013 Kia Rio, there is a plastic strip underneath the front bumper that has been almost entirely torn off - undoubtedly due to the occasional times I've pulled up a bit too close to a curb (this ...
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fixing a hole in a bumper cover

I have a crack in the bumper cover of my car (photo below) that I would like to fix myself. This is my first car, and I have no prior experience of car body work. Because of this and financial ...
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What's the best way to re-paint only a corner section of a bumper?

I've got a bit of damage in the corner of my car's bumper I need to repaint. Would you repaint the whole bumper, or is there some way to 'fade off' the spray effectively?
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Bumper squeaking on new car

If I push against the front bumper, near the top of the bumper, I can hear a distinct squeaking noise. I also hear this noise all the time when the car goes over bumpy roads at specific speeds ~ 40 ...
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Lincoln MKX 2013 Front Bumper Mystery

I purchased a certified 2013 Lincoln MKX on 9/14/15. I noticed cracks in the front bumper 2 weeks after purchasing this car. The front bumper has been replaced 4 times since and is still cracking/...
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What is the large metal bar that sits behind the bumper?

I've seen a few vehicles with their plastic bumpers off recently. They all seem to have a large metal crossbar sitting in front of the radiator. What is this called? Update: And a sideview of the ...
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Rear Bumper, Reinforcement?

My car has been bumped into and in need of a new rear bumper. I'm trying to go the least expensive way possible regarding the repair. I don't want to get ripped off because I lack knowledge in the ...
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How to repair a cracked plastic bumper

My wife's brand new bumper cracked from some road debris (image): Body shop quoted her something ridiculous like $1100 (a $280 part plus a ton of labor, to replace the whole thing). I know there ...
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How to seal / repair large crack in bumper

A car was in a collision and the front bumper is dented inward and cracked, I'm guessing up to an inch wide. Is there a way to either fill the crack with some type of foam? (Sophisticated tools and ...
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Why do trucks have a plastic flap under the front bumper?

I've noticed today's trucks have this 3-4" plastic guard that runs along the bottom of the front bumper. It strikes me as something that would hinder ground clearance or otherwise brush into things. ...
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Minor scratching on plastic fender/skirt

I have minor scratching and smearing on the front skirt of my car which is the plastic part below the bumper. Is there a way to repair this without replacing the whole skirt? The image below shows ...
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Nissan Micra 2015 (K13) - Missing front bumper vent

Someone has crashed with my wife's Micra while she was at work, and we have just noticed that the vent is missing, I'm unable to find a replacement online, do I have to get a new bumper?
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How to remove the clips of the Honda Emblem. Safely

Can someone suggest me how to remove the clips/pins behind the emblem of the front grille of a Honda Civic 2014 EX Sedan. I wanna replace the grille because it's cracked. I saw many tutorials in ...
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BMW 1 Series (2016) Bumper Repair

I recently got a new BMW 1 Series 116D (2016) on a 4 year PCP deal. A week in, I've managed to scratch the bumper. Although it's a minor dink, I don't want there to be any risk of it devaluing the ...
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Bumper cracked after 6 months being repaired at bodyshop [closed]

I took my car in to have a front bumper repaired on a 2010 Nissan Rogue. The bodyshop took almost 3 weeks before they actually got it right. The paint was off and from the original from the ...
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Where can I find the little snap-on fixtures that hold my Yaris bumper in place?

I hit a pot-hole the other day, and the bumper on my Yaris lost some of it's snap-on fixtures. I checked with Advanced Auto Parts, and they rudely informed me that they can't possibly stock every ...
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What are some good options for bumper pushing

What is a good way to push with your bumper without ruining the body of the car you are pushing (paint scratches do not matter.
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Mounting front license plate?

Recently moved to a state that requires front and back license plates. I have a '96 Honda civic (old but good), it did not have a front plate when I bought it. There are four pre-made holes in the ...
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Front of the car(sedan) hitting speed bumps when approached at right angle

The front end of my sedan hits on bumps if I approach at a right angle. The mid/rear portion of the car doesn't hit bumps and mid/rear clearance is decent however the front clearance is poor. My doubt ...
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Should I be worried about bumper reinforcement condition after being rear ended?

Recently a car rear ended me at about 10 mph. Cosmetic damage to my rear bumper is not that bad and because of that I am considering to let the other person get away without making claims to his ...
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Putting a Different bumper on my car

Okay so i have a ford fiesta zetec mk6 1.4 orange and just wanted to know if I could put a ford fiesta s bumper on my car because the zetec s bumper looks a bit more sporty then mine and mine has a ...
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Scratch front bumper white car

I have scratched my car tonight reversing in the garage, when I turned the wheel I scratched the front to a concrete column. My car is a Subaru Impreza Wagon 2007, white This is a link to a photo. ...
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Do I need to paint my bumper?

I am replacing a rear bumper cover on my 2004 Subaru Impreza, and the cheapest deal I can find is a brand new, unpainted unit. My question is whether it is important to paint it, they way it would be ...