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Front bumper gouge/scratch repair

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pmosin, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Feb 28, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    pmosin

    pmosin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    About 2 weeks ago some a$$hat left a big scratch in my front OEM bumper. Didn't go all the way through. Some of the burn I was able to scrub off, but the big scratch is deep.

    :itllbuffout:...not.

    Thinking of patching & painting myself. Any tips for filling the plastic? From what I've read regular body filler is a bad idea, won't stick.

    Thinking of either this:
    ISOPON Plastic Bumper Filler or this
    3M 2-part plastic repair adhesive

    Also I've read it's important to use along with a plastic adhesion promoter like
    U-POL 0799 Grip#4 Universal Adhesion Promoter
    or
    Dupli-Color CP199 Clear Adhesion Promoter

    Thoughts? Anyone have any experience with any of these products?

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  2. Feb 29, 2020 at 5:57 AM
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    bw4706 Well-Known Member

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  3. Mar 2, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    @bw4706 thanks, that's a great deal! Will have to call around to find how much it would cost to paint it.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2020 at 10:17 AM
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    I painted my own. Sand it good ! Prep is everything.
    Buy a can of adhesion promoter to spray on before painting .
    I sprayed my fender flares,bumper and grill a couple years ago. Still holing up. Good luck !

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  5. Mar 2, 2020 at 10:54 AM
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    You have a couple of thing going on here....can you tell me if the bumper has been pierced / cut through and through....with this scrape. This info will be helpful on an action plan moving forward....Can really see in the picture.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2020 at 7:18 PM
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    @IL Capo good question. Bumper hasn't been pierced...just a deep scratch about 2-3mm deep and maybe 4-6mm wide. The tire mark mostly buffed out. Would probably just do a spot fix on dime-sized fender flare hickey.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2020 at 7:21 PM
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    Nice job @bw4706 ! Love the bumper and grill color match, looks sharp.
     
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  8. Mar 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    Even better; I've used a two part body filler called "Glaze it - body glaze" and it worked great ! Easy to sand and sets up fast....the only other issue is a color match. I would recommend a automotive type paints (rattle can will work) to ensure the paint is compatable with what's existing.
    Good Luck and let us all know how you make out on your new project...take lost of pictures and post them...
     
  9. Mar 4, 2020 at 5:38 AM
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  10. Mar 4, 2020 at 6:21 AM
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    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Hilarious! . The voice narration sounds like watching old kung fu movies and total fail. Bondo would've been much easier and you won't catch a hungry stray dog gnawing on your repair trying to eat the noodles.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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    My first time blending and to top it off....silver...lol! I did a lot of YouTube watching and it came out pretty for my first time. I had to paint the whole lower half of the front fender. All of work done using spray cans. Also did the sideskirts and lower half of the front bumper.

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    This was an ‘02 with over 330,000km.
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  12. Mar 4, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    Nice Job...well done! Car looks to be in great shape
    Hello from Victoria BC to a friend in Ontario...
     

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