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That is your actual bumper The bumper you have off is just a cover for your real bumper which is what you are describing. That bumper, the real one, is tied to your frame and is actually absorbing the energy from impact where the facade is just existing as a cover due to the ugliness of the actual bumper.


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The best option I have seen is to put an old tire (without a rim) between the cars. The tire is flexible and provides a large surface area to minimize the possibility of dents and scratches. That said, many, many cars these days are just not pushable or capable of pushing. Many "bumpers" are for looks only and won't stand up to any real force without ...


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This part is generally called the impact bar, or sometimes reinforcement bar or bumper reinforcer, and, along with the (often styrofoam, sometimes plastic, missing or hidden in your picture) absorber pad, serves the actual safety purpose of a modern bumper. The plastic piece is called the bumper cover. The absorber pad is crushed to absorb energy in a crash,...


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As @MooseLucifer said in the comment, these deflector strips are generally there for air deflection. They do two things - one, they change the air pressure under the car helping stability at speed, and two, they (sometimes) help divert airflow up to the radiator. In my experience, you always end up leaving it somewhere in the woods by accident.


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The front licence plate bracket on a Civic consists of 3 parts. The first is the part your dealing with. Inside the bumper there should be plates with nuts welded to it. Number 4 in the picture, 2 required. The only way to get at it is to remove the bumper fascia (plastic cover). In a civic this is pretty easy. There are only a hand full of bolts and push ...


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I believe this is the part you need to worry about: It is the rear bumper support and can be found under the bumper cover. As far as how imperative it is to fix, it all depends on the amount of damage which was done. You really need to take the bumper cover off to get a good look at the damage to this piece. You could probably get away with not replacing ...


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With a flat thin small screwdriver, you should be able to wiggle under it and pry up a little bit, then move to the opposite side of the same fastener and do the same thing. Working back and forth should bring it off of the pin without issue. The fastener thing may end up a little bent, but as long as the pin is okay, I'd suggest you'd be in good shape. This ...


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It will most certainly be more expensive if you get a professional to repair this bumper for you. However, it will be a safe investment on your trade-in if it is restored professionally. We cannot discuss price on this platform, but, the cost to do this yourself versus taking it to reputable shop will be substantial. If you decide to do this on your own, it ...


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The more air allowed under a vehicle the greater affect this air will have on fuel economy. The lowered front air deflector will reduce the amount of air and thereby improve fuel economy. The large over the road trucks have several new air types added in recent years for the same reason. The most noticeable has been the long skirts under the trailers.


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I believe crimping pliers for weather pack, metri-pack, or molex connectors will work. IWISS makes a tool just for those types of connectors. Alternatively, Paladin makes a crimping tool with die sets for those and other types of connectors.


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Sounds like you have the right idea, at least for a temporary repair. You'll have to remove the entire bumber assembly to do this right, and you'll need to go slow as to not break the platic clips and geegaws that hold the whole thing together like a jigsaw puzzle. Because of the special poyurethane type polymers that are used in these bumpers, one ...


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Those scratches cannot be taken out using WD-40. It's a very good cleaner and lubricant, but is not a magic panacea for fixing paint scratches. You may be able to take it to a body shop where they would have to strip the bumper and repaint it (could possibly blend the area through sanding and repaint as well). They'd have to make the call on that. If the ...


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I suspect the only two places you'll be able to get one of those is either the Nissan Main Dealer or a local breakers yard. I'd suggest giving your local main dealer a call as you may be surprised by the price. I personally always try the main dealer first and quite frequently find their prices are competitive.


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Assuming you don't do anything really stupid the worst case scenario is the bumper of the dead vehicle riding up over the bumper of the push vehicle. I have have broken more than one grill doing this. But the grill is not the big issue, you also have the radiator and other fragile parts just behind the grill. If you are hanging around the same crowd I did ...


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While I completely agree with what @JPhi1618 says as the reasons for the lip being there, I disagree with his assessment as to if you should replace this. While it's not very large, these do help with airflow through the radiator. Even the smallest lip creates a low pressure zone behind it which helps bring air down through the radiator while moving. This ...


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In some cases, it may be acceptable to do only half of the bumper. Color changes in the middle of the bumper are usually less visible than at the sides of the bumper. When I had bumper damage, my bumper was repaired and half of it was repainted. The result was entirely acceptable. No complaints about differing paint color. If the car is really old, you ...


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There are companies that specialize in doing this sort of repair. Many are mobile and can repair it in your driveway. A Google search of "plastic bumper repair" of the Bay area showed a listing for a company called "Dent Crew". They specialize in paintless dent and plastic bumper repair. This is not an endorsement for this particular company but an example ...


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If it's a scratch just in the clear coat, then you can wet sand it with 2500 or 3000 grit paper and then use a buffer with a fine polish like in this video. If it's more serious, like down to the plastic you'll need more aggressive sanding together with spot repainting. Here is a tutorial on how to do this.


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The Mk6 Fiesta was subject to a facelift in 2005 when Ford changed a number of things about the car including the headlights and grill along with the front bumper. Apparently facelift parts can be fitted on a pre-facelift car but there is a rivet to drill out and replace so make so you have a rivet gun to hand if you do this conversion. So, in summary, if ...


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You didn't say where you live, so I'm going to use the Finnish insurance system as an example. There is mandatory "traffic insurance" to pay for all damages you have caused with the exception of damage to your own car. There is also optional "car insurance" to pay for damages you have caused to your own car (with the exception of a small sum you have to pay)....


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I recommend a good buffing and using a soft rubbing compound. "Mother's" brand is what I usually use. Good luck


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There's 2 things you need to know: the damaged item in your picture is a bumper cover, it's plastic, it's only job is to make the back of your car look pretty. If you take it off, you can bend it and twist it with your bare hands. the actual bumper is a horizontal steel beam behind it, usually with styrofoam/polystyrene on it. It's heavy, it's job is to ...


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If the final paint coat is only paint then it should be possible, but if it has a colour coat finished with a lacquer coat IMO you will need to do the whole bumper. For the best finish, I would do the whole bumper - that way you don't have any colour mis-match or edges.


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Its called the.. Inner wheel arch.


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Based on your description of the accident, I don't think it was severe enough to create non-visible damage or affect the safety of your car or the other car involved. Modern vehicles have crash beams behind the bumpers which are designed to protect the chassis and safety of the vehicle in low speed accidents, and can sometimes protect the chassis of the ...


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Not for the structure. Industry regulations require that: a car's safety systems must still function normally after a straight-on pendulum or moving-barrier impact of 4 km/h (2.5 mph) to the front and the rear On modern cars, the bumper you see is a thin plastic cover. Underneath that cover is a large piece of foam or other absorbent/elastic material. ...


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Try “splash guard” is one that comes to mind. Edit: As to not having one, not a good idea - things can get wet / covered in mud or snow that shouldn’t and it can change cooling air flow as well.


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These plastic trim pieces do a few things. They help with aerodynamics to reduce drag of the air under the car, and in some instances, can help create a low-pressure area that helps draw more air through the radiator. It may even stiffen the lower edge of the bumper so it doesn't flap in the wind at high speeds. The other, more dubious purpose, is to ...


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Dependent on your country, I've heard this referred to as a chassis cross member (not so much anymore), bumper reinforcement bar and crash bar.


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Ebay is the best place to look for these little parts try different combination of names,try Amazon look up google shopping,if it is an old car, places like AAA salvage yard, u pull r parts and some used parts stores in the city, dealership is last, they charge a lot even for a screw.


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