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Old 05-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Default How bad does this bumper look - RBII fiberglass bumper

Will these cracks in fiberglass resurface if repaired?
Is this worth buying? If so, how much would you pay? New, they are $395.




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$100, not a cent more than $150.
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$20.
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$50 at most. To get that bumper right, you are looking at a ridiculous amount of work.

It's not something an amateur would be able to get right*, although perhaps I value my time more than others.

*: Close enough, no doubt, but not right. You have some serious work involved in repairing the hole(s).
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$200 w/o holes.
$50 as is.
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Isn't it just a matter of scuffing, putting that mesh stuff over it, adding resin, and filling with some sort of filler?

Never done resin work before, but have watched some vids of it.
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It depends on if you're a perfectionist or don't care if your car looks mediocre at best.
mesh+resin+filler and lotsa sanding/re-filling/priming to get that sucker into ok shape. Personally I absolutely despise body work, there's a reason why people that do it charge an arm and a leg for good quality work. If you value your time, you'll keep looking for a good condition one, otherwise be ready to be frustrated repairing that thing. Just my .02
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Not bad at all. I've done glass work and that is all a pretty easy fix. But I would hype it up to the seller to get it cheap
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just give him the Rick from Pawn Stars line:

it's going to cost me xyz to fix, I'll give you 20 bucks
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a couple hours on sat and a couple hours on sunday and you should be able to get it looking good. the materials and tools cost money. I could see spending 70 bucks at the store for ---- you need to fix it.

in contrast to what others say, it is a new skill. if you like diy and want to try go for it. it can be a dusty job but it is not that bad, no worse than sanding anything.
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a couple hours on sat and a couple hours on sunday and you should be able to get it looking good. the materials and tools cost money. I could see spending 70 bucks at the store for ---- you need to fix it.
I certainly hope you aren't including paint, tools, and time to paint in that $70 and a few hours over two days, unless you just rustoleum your ----.

That's a few hours a day over a week job for an okay job, plus cost of paint/time/tools, not two days if he does it right - the OP has to paint and prep it as well, unless he just rustoleum's like you.
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