HOW TO FIX CRACKED BUMPER, AMAZING REPAIR
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In this video we will show you how to fix cracked bumper cover. The bumper cover on our 2014 Mercedes was cracked and instead of buying one we decided to fix and show you how good it can look again. If you are missing a whole section of the bumper the repair is possible as well we have the video on the channel. If you do not want to waste money on a new bumper cover because your bumper cover is cracked then this video is for you.

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    • Auto Repair Guys
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      about 11 months ago
    • Gurvinder Parmar
      Gurvinder Parmar

      Wouldn't small soder sticks work better than zip ties? You could melt them across the cracklines on the backside and would have zero bumps on the front side.

      about 12 days ago
    • Matt Mckay
      Matt Mckay

      Brilliant work! These guys are great, quality video

      about 25 days ago
    • Raymond Quadros
      Raymond Quadros

      There are a many mistakes here. If viewers are looking fro a pro job then listen to me. If you want a Cheap job, learn from this video.

      1. Before you start to Zip tie, you must sand the area's, both in and out.

      2. You MUST also sand inside the cracks, so as to remove all the flaking, jagged and loose particles, (this is very important) this creates a 1mm gap for the EPOXY to get a good clean bond.

      3. Make sure you use a Glue or 2 part Epoxy that works with PLASTIC, or it will not bond. Plastic is a strange substance, and very few glue's and Epoxy's work with Plastic.

      4. They did not blow off any of the dust during the whole process after sanding. I did not see them use any air hose to blow off anything. Dust inside the cracks is a major problem here, specially because they forgot to sand before they zip tied.
      5. Its much better to glue both sides at one time. This Epoxy glue is not so thin that it will run, so I can't understand why these amateurs did not glue both the sides at one time. I have been doing this for 41 years. So I know.

      6. Using Bondo is not the Best, Bondo works good on Metal, but not for plastic. But there are certain kinds of Bondo/Glaze Putty specially designed for Plastic like

      EVERCOAT 411 Poly Flex Flexible polyester glazing putty. These FLEX stuff, is specially designed so it bond real good to plastics. BONDO WILL ONLY BOND TEMPORARILY. A slight hit and the Bondo will crack.

      7. DO NOT WET SAND BONDO, bondo is very porous and tends to absorb and retain moisture, and worse for these guys, as they have no no AIR HOSE to blow it dry.
      8. These guys are real DIY guys, as they are wearing Dust masks instead of Respirators. If you people watching and learning from this video hoping to fix your car, I recommend you watch people working in a Auto Body Shop, and not people doing amateurish work in their garage. Whenever I work on a Mercedes, I treat all those cars with a lot of respect. These guys got overspray all on their Garage floor, you think they care.

      9. After priming these guys did not use any kind of a GUIDE COAT to help them to sand. Besides this guy sanding, ALWAYS SEEMS TO SAND EVERYTHING IN ROUND CIRCLES. Why? That FINISH 1 Clearcoat is way too cheap for a Mercedes. Trust me. This Clear coat will turn Matt in less than a year. If you are working on your own car, make sure you get some high quality Clearcoat. The Best ones are European clear Clearcoats, eg: Glasurit, Spies Hecker, Sikkens, Standox, or even PPG or Dupont of USA. Finish 1 costs about $80 a gallon with hardener, but the European and USA Clearcoats cost around $500 a Gallon.

      All in all, this is nice DIY VIDEO. Only for people working on their own cars. This guy talking here seems to have a Czech accent, I wonder if I am right? I Love that little country.
      Regards from San Jose, California

      about 29 days ago
    • blank
      blank

      Hi, could you post the website to the place where you can find the paint for your car? You talked about it in the video, but I can't find the link.
      Thanks!

      about 1 month ago
    • Mohammed Zafir
      Mohammed Zafir In reply to blank

      http://www.automotivetouchup.com/index.htm

      about 1 month ago
    • Tommy Miller
      Tommy Miller

      How would that work with metal

      about 1 month ago
    • Isa tak
      Isa tak

      What is the repair cost and how much new bumper cost?

      about 1 month ago
    • alek vodka
      alek vodka

      That stuff is call fiberglass cloth !!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Chris Hale
      Chris Hale

      great job guys

      about 1 month ago
    • Newman Tractor
      Newman Tractor

      Great video brother! It's really incredible what you can do with resins and epoxies! It came out looking amazing! We just did a super similar video on a fiberglass bumper this week! Thanks for sharing your experience and keep em coming!

      about 1 month ago
    • Ray G
      Ray G

      This is amazing work. What body filler do you use on that bumper so it doesnt crack when it flexes?

      about 1 month ago
    • Huang Zonghao
      Huang Zonghao

      why do you need to put that one extra layer when you glue the gap?? That seems to be really interesting.

      about 1 month ago
    • glassblastcollision
      glassblastcollision

      The best way to fix a crack is to plastic weld it from both sides, I take one inch pieces of coat hanger that are ground with a course disc to give them tooth, Then with a pair of needle nose pliers I grab and heat the small piece of wire with a heat gun or propane torch and while its hot I push them into the back of the bumper across the crack every 1/4 inch or so and let the plastic melt around them. This is a skeleton, then I fill it with epoxy and sand it smooth. Much stronger! Im a body man .Check out my car https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsZkZi0ybi8&t=53s

      about 2 months ago
    • Alpha P_
      Alpha P_

      I will definately try this, thumbs up subscribed!

      about 2 months ago
    • Gabriel Paduraru
      Gabriel Paduraru

      Well this is not a DIY job for an amateur, this is for pofi workshop ! If you buy a new bumper the sanding, primer, painting and all is the same so the price is double for a new bumper.

      about 2 months ago
    • Mike K
      Mike K

      Nice work....but never glass up plastic...weld it...lasts longer and much less mess

      about 2 months ago
    • Radostin Pehlivanov
      Radostin Pehlivanov

      Само един Българин може да си разтвори боята в кофичка от Данон хаха браво момчета хубаво видео

      about 2 months ago
    • jublywubly
      jublywubly

      You guys did a brilliant job!

      about 2 months ago
    • George Daws
      George Daws

      Good video and I like how you keep reinforcing the use of safety items and working safe as well. Pretty good work.

      about 2 months ago
    • Malcolm Lane-Ley
      Malcolm Lane-Ley

      Thank you, I now know how to fix the crack in my SL320 front bumper, brilliant job you did and i should save £400!

      about 3 months ago
    • illusionzfg
      illusionzfg

      Thanks for this video

      about 3 months ago
    • Paul L
      Paul L

      Benches???
      we doan need no steenking benches.

      about 3 months ago
    • Nite Flyer
      Nite Flyer

      clean clean with clean water...

      "R" ( clean water) "seems to be a clue"

      about 3 months ago
    • Jack Harris
      Jack Harris

      I have bumper with cracks like your video.  I will wait toll it gets warmer and repair it like yours.  Very good idea.  Thaks for the method.

      about 3 months ago
    • SPK A
      SPK A

      You own a workshop with all tools and kits. It is a very complex process. Can u simplify it.

      about 3 months ago
    • Bruce MacKinnon
      Bruce MacKinnon

      Special bumper stuff? Has to have a bit of flexibility.

      about 3 months ago
    • Bruce MacKinnon
      Bruce MacKinnon In reply to Bruce MacKinnon

      Not same as on car body. More expense.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mike Courteau
      Mike Courteau

      Your videos are get well made and are a pleasure to watch.

      about 3 months ago
    • kirill massey
      kirill massey

      I would love to do this myself, cause I slid into a ditch last week cause I forgot to put my car in 4WD. ANYWAYS, I went on amazon and looked at all the tools you listed.... it’s pretty expensive compared to I could just buy a new bumper and install it myself

      about 3 months ago
    • david johnson
      david johnson

      Great video! Thank tou for sharing. I subscribed after watching this. Thanks again!

      about 4 months ago
    • w0lvez1
      w0lvez1

      E6800 adhesive will produce better result. Easiest, fastest and cheapest way of fix. All you need to do is sand it, clean it, spray adhesion promoter/plastic primer then use masking tape or duct tape at the back of the crack. After applying the adhesive let it cure and then it's ready to paint.

      about 4 months ago