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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwe36violet View Post
    there mate thats good idea saves alot of mess for him too and atleast saves loads of messy fibre glass
    I cannot use fibreglass for sh1t so this works excellently for me.

    I was able to hold the end of the cracked piece of bumper and just literally add use the tip to melt dots along the crack which cooled very quickly which then meant I could let go and go about the rest of the repair.

    I use a draper gas soldering iron now which I also have different attachments for

    This is also a neat trick if you have a little accident when removing interior trim too
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYM View Post
    Have you got an electric soldering iron?

    This is the best way to repair plastic bumpers, trust me I did mine

    Also, browse youtube using "plastic welding" as your search title

    I repaired mined from the back and then the front and sanded it back so that a touch of filler and primer could be added before it was sprayed
    i have indeed a soldering iron but not a thin end like the vids show, thats a good idea, think im going to try that first, I can always fb glass after if I cant get the hang of plastic welding
     
     

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    RYM - would i need to apply more plasic as it welds together or just melt each side of the cracks on the bumper together?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rel View Post
    RYM - would i need to apply more plasic as it welds together or just melt each side of the cracks on the bumper together?
    it shows on video about adding plastic but if doing so try not to get high m8
     
     

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