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Question hit someone, need to fill bumper (thinking about spraying black part of front bumper)

Hi,

Hit someone in a traffic jam at around 10mph earlier this week, ive got a 5" crack to the right of my bumper in the black area. Im going to fill this in - what should i use? just some polyfiller?, while ive got the bumper off i think im going to spray the black part blue, ive already got the trophy blue spray... but can't find any pictures anywhere of a TF with this done? Im also thinking of doing it to the back black section aswell? any pics?

My car is a TF 135 2003 in Trophy Blue, the colour code on the can is JFV - is this right?

Thanks in advance
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I did this to my TF in Royal Blue, along with the chrome grill looked fab!!! I haven't got any decent piccies and I haven't got the car anymore. There are deffo pics around as i asked this question when I was deciding.

I've tried to find my thread but can't seem to come across it. Hopefully someone will be able to help in a min.
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Thanks for the reply, did your paint match? Im thinking that mine will have faded slightly and it wont?
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Hi,

Hit someone in a traffic jam at around 10mph earlier this week, ive got a 5" crack to the right of my bumper in the black area. Im going to fill this in - what should i use? just some polyfiller?, while ive got the bumper off i think im going to spray the black part blue, ive already got the trophy blue spray... but can't find any pictures anywhere of a TF with this done? Im also thinking of doing it to the back black section aswell? any pics?

My car is a TF 135 2003 in Trophy Blue, the colour code on the can is JFV - is this right?

Thanks in advance
IIRC the TF bumper is ABS plastic so realy needs to be 'welded' to form a proper repair, just filling the split will only crack again due to the flex in the plastic..

You can buy a solvent 'weld' type glue as part of an ABS repair kit from most Bike (Motor) shops as these use the same type plastic.... or as a cheap alternative use a soldering iron on the back of the bumper and 'melt' the split together which is similar to what an ABS welding gun does..

I would think you would be unlikely to just paint the repair and get a decent match with a metalic, you would realy need to paint and laquer the whole bumper..
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