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Front Bumper Repair

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Kailey Jo, May 14, 2011.

  1. May 14, 2011 at 6:14 PM
    #1
    Kailey Jo

    Kailey Jo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Liam
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    09 Access Cab TRD
    On Monday I got front ended by an F-150 after pulling him out of a ditch. Buddy said he would call me, but he didn't even have insurance, so I'm not counting on it. The long term plan is to build/buy a plate bumper, but for now I did a patch job on the bumper.

    Here is the damage (no pictures of it still on the truck):
    [​IMG]


    So, the tools I used are:
    -Drill
    -Orbital Sander
    -Misc. hand tools

    Consumables:
    -Grinding wheel
    -Mix pack orbital sandpaper (80, 120, 220)
    -Hand Sandpaper (100)
    -Bumper repair kit
    -Paint
    -Beer

    Step 1:
    Ground down around the affected areas and sanded the area.

    Step 2:
    Applied epoxy and waited for it to dry.
    [​IMG]

    Step 3:
    Sanded down the epoxy (took a while, patience and beer)
    [​IMG]

    Step 4:
    Cleaned, de-greased, and sanded the rest of the bumper in preparation for painting.
    [​IMG]

    Step 5:
    Paint. I rattle canned with VHT high temp header paint (liked the texture.)
    [​IMG]

    Close up of the affected areas, I'm not to happy with how it turned out (need more sanding) but I'm happy enough with the temporary fix.
    [​IMG]

    Step 6:

    Re-assemble.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]





    -To do-
    Wax, and paint the fender flares to match. (if the rain ever stops)

    Over all I'm happy with the way it turned out, so I plan on doing the fender flares and hubcaps black. I'll dress Kailey-Jo up yet.
     
  2. May 15, 2011 at 4:20 AM
    #2
    Kailey Jo

    Kailey Jo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Liam
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    09 Access Cab TRD
    So, due to a lack of research before hand, I've now decided plati dip is a much better way to go. Seems like a project for next weekend...
     
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