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How do I take off these plastic buttons that are attaching the shroud to my car?

I need to get a closer look at my headlight assembly, but there is a plastic shroud/guard covering it. It's attached with little plastic buttons.
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Is it possible to plastic weld a bumper with a heat gun?

I have a 1500 watt heat gun with 12 settings from another project (the Wagner 3500, if anybody is curious.) I have an acquaintance that managed to crack their bumper, and I was hoping that I could ...
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In a clip, what does the “Stem Length” mean?

I am currently trying to find replacement fender clips for my car. The OEM part numbers are 01553-09321 (Nissan), 90044-68320 (Toyota), and MR328954 (Mitsubishi). I have the hole size (7.7mm), and ...
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Why do car manufacturers use plastic parts in the car?

Those plastic parts are so weak. They get broken all the time. I specifically saw this problem in My Renault Twingo 1995 and VW Beetle 2001. Are there any cars that use metal instead of plastic?
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Integrity of plastic welding for car rear bumper

I have a 2010 Toyota Camry and I was involved in a minor bumper crash last week where the one of the tab that holds the bumper to the car broke off. I went to two body shops and body shop A told me ...
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Is it possible to repair the lower engine cover assembly?

Has anyone ever successfully repair this part with epoxy, or a heat gun (melting the plastic) or anything that lasts? Mine is pretty screwed up, but it seems like a relatively insignificant part. I ...
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Appropriate epoxy to apply to air dam on 2011 F-150

I am looking to epoxy a GoPro mount to the upper forward slanting part of the air dam on my 2011 F-150. I was wondering what kind of epoxy would be best because I understand that some adhesives can ...
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Identify Plastic Bolt Like Part on 2004 Saturn Ion 2

I am looking to purchase a replacement for the following two parts. These parts attached the front air dam on my 2004 Saturn Ion 2 to main body of the car. It seems to be made of plastic or a similar ...
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Plastic damage from throttle body/carb cleaner

I didn't realize carb cleaner was so damaging to plastic and unfortunately left marks on my car's plastic grill. Notice how the matte-ish black plastic looks shiny like water was spilled on it, but it ...
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Would JB Plasticweld work well for radiator repair?

I have a small crack in the plastic part of a radiator. I first applied JB Waterweld, and that didn't work because it didn't bond to the plastic very well. So, I removed the Waterweld by scraping it ...
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How do you replace the cupholders in a late 90's (1999) model Toyota Corolla?

The cupholder mechanism in my 1999 Toyota Corolla broke on the bottom and on the sidebar and they need to be replaced. How would I go about doing that? I assume the center console has to be taken ...
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2010 Ford Taurus glove compartment parts won't fit

When I open the glove compartment there are 2 sticks that look like they should be connected to hold the door. But I didn't find a way to connect them. Are there any directions how these two things(...
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I want to attach some hooks inside my car

Want to: attach some hooks on the inside of my car, so I can hang stuff on them. The problem: The inside of my car consists of hard plastic panels. But when I try to get a screw in them, it gets ...
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Removing wax from motorcycle plastic fairing

What's a safe way to remove wax from a plastic motorcycle fairing? I may have used an inappropriate cleaning product in the past, and UV may have made it worse. I can remove some of it with friction (...
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Sideskirt repair

During the winter period, a driver on the other side of the road crashed into his predecessor. A bumper was launched from that point and smacked right into the lower left side of my car, resulting in ...
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What kind of lube for plastic applications?

I need to fix a noisy lock drive motor. I suspect the linear actuator to be sticky. Both nut and lead screw are made of some technical plastic (PA66 if I recall correctly?). Could somebody recommend ...
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What is the name / code for this plastic piece?

It is a plastic support for this pair of ducts on the engine of Dacia/Renault Duster 2.0. I need the name or the piece code.
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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 ...