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 1 year ago
    • lalo 26
      lalo 26

      Thanks

      about 2 days ago
    • jordan zuniga
      jordan zuniga

      Why not just use a plastic welder

      about 6 days ago
    • Frank Valencia
      Frank Valencia

      Love ya guys!!..thanks so much for all your help!!..you guys have helped me so much in all of my projects and I really appreciate all your help!!

      about 11 days ago
    • Black Phase
      Black Phase

      you're not doing the hardener right eier notice the clear liquid that came out first before the blue cream that's separated chemicals you need to remove the cap get the air out put the cap back on then kneed the hardener tube to mix it before adding it to the filler

      about 16 days ago
    • *LA KISSES*
      *LA KISSES*

      But what about a custom paint job?

      about 18 days ago
    • Om Prast
      Om Prast

      Bro, are you Russian? Where is Boris and Vodka?

      about 1 month ago
    • Keith Balante
      Keith Balante

      great tips thanks!

      about 1 month ago
    • Allen Wilbur
      Allen Wilbur

      Where is the paint provider link?

      about 1 month ago
    • Laura Brewer
      Laura Brewer

      Just want you to know I followed this video step by step and fixed bumper on mu suv. I’m waiting for clear coat to dry and then put it back together and put it on. Thank you sooo much. It looks great!! I am female 58! I’ve never attempted such a task. Ty ty ty ty

      about 2 months ago
    • chris
      chris

      A metal grinder on plastic....really!! why not use a flapper!

      about 2 months ago
    • Jose Flores
      Jose Flores

      Thank you very much great video

      about 2 months ago
    • kampretciet ciet
      kampretciet ciet

      Use glue No need zip ties

      about 2 months ago
    • Steve McCormick
      Steve McCormick

      The body shop guy is wearing the red string bracelet which is an amulet used when studying the Jewish Kabbalah. It has a name but I can't remember it. Lots of Hollywood types wear it to signify their belief. Some call it a type of Jewish magic. If I'm wrong, the channel owner can make a reply. He would know.

      about 2 months ago
    • JASON KAM
      JASON KAM

      Great work

      about 2 months ago
    • John Z
      John Z

      Excellent video. We appreciate your mentioning SAFETY,, very important to wear safety glasses, dust masks AND I would recommend wearing strong leather gloves when working with the 4" angle head grinder and cutting wheel. I've experienced the grinder getting away from my grip when it grabbed an edge because they spin at around 7,000 to 10,000 rpm and has quite a lot of torque. Had I not been wearing gloves it "could have" ground into my fingers. Wear good quality LEATHER gloves when using these grinders, they can cause severe damage to fingers!

      about 2 months ago
    • SoooGood1975
      SoooGood1975

      Incredible job! Wow!

      about 2 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 3 months ago
    • Matt Mckay
      Matt Mckay

      Brilliant work! These guys are great, quality video

      about 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago
    • Mohammed Zafir
      Mohammed Zafir In reply to blank

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

      about 4 months ago
    • Tommy Miller
      Tommy Miller

      How would that work with metal

      about 4 months ago
    • Aaditya kaak
      Aaditya kaak

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

      about 4 months ago
    • alek vodka
      alek vodka

      That stuff is call fiberglass cloth !!!

      about 4 months ago
    • Chris Hale
      Chris Hale

      great job guys

      about 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months ago
    • Alpha P_
      Alpha P_

      I will definately try this, thumbs up subscribed!

      about 5 months ago