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Help!:Fix bumper or replace?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by silvr07taco, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    silvr07taco

    silvr07taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello all, forgive me if i put this in the wrong place..
    My question to the TW world, relates to anyone with prior body-shop work, and or experience in painting auto body parts.

    Recently a member of my family drove my truck and accidentally hit a wall mis judging the bumper on the front of the truck while parking.
    The bumper has seen better days, but when they hit the wall the plastic buckled up, and it ended up with a large bump. I used a heat-gun and tried to flatten the bump out(from behind), which worked but it isn't very good looking.I also used touch up paint. Is there a way to use some type of plastic bonding material and sand it out/paint or is that a waste of my time and money?

    Someone i know gave me a bumper a couple of months back, but its a base model black plastic bumper with a couple of scuffs. I would get it painted but i have no idea what a reasonable price is to pay to get a detached bumper painted? Anyone in the Pomona, Ca area ever used a body-shop that they were happy with, and had reasonable prices?

    Any and all feedback would be great, i appreciate it.

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  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    Plannerman99

    Plannerman99 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not an expert, but I'd say that bumper is not reparable.

    I used Pacific Auto Body, or Pacific Collision, or similar located in Ontario, just off Vineyard several years ago. They did a very nice job with my black Cherokee.
     
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