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    As seems to be the trend at the minute, I have also coded my bumper strips. They were that funny shade of grey and its something Ive wanted to do for a while. Thanks to the guys that have done this recently and posted pics of their work, gave me the courage to give it a go!

    I went a slightly different route from a couple of other guys to get the bumper off. I went underneath the car and removed two 5 inch bolts that hold the bumper onto the mounting brackets. This and about 6 push pin clips is about all the holds the bumper and the wheel arch liners to the car. I was naive thinking the bumper would come off and it was just plastic, its not, its the whole metal mounting frame inside it too. Awkward to free and support the weight so Id recommend a bit of help. Anyways, posted a couple of pics cos there arent many pics with bumpers off - might help someone for some other job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcrossan View Post
    As seems to be the trend at the minute, I have also coded my bumper strips. They were that funny shade of grey and its something Ive wanted to do for a while. Thanks to the guys that have done this recently and posted pics of their work, gave me the courage to give it a go!

    I went a slightly different route from a couple of other guys to get the bumper off. I went underneath the car and removed two 5 inch bolts that hold the bumper onto the mounting brackets. This and about 6 push pin clips is about all the holds the bumper and the wheel arch liners to the car. I was naive thinking the bumper would come off and it was just plastic, its not, its the whole metal mounting frame inside it too. Awkward to free and support the weight so Id recommend a bit of help. Anyways, posted a couple of pics cos there arent many pics with bumpers off - might help someone for some other job...

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    thats how i removed mine, what a differance it makes looks gooooooooood
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    look good mate. done mine on friday too. well the parking sensors since the rest was done earlier. now its time for the calipers!
     
     

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    yeah defo looks good, i wanted to do it but the interest in my compact has faded, i've had her nearly 3 years so its bound to i guess.
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    looks 10x better

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    Looks much better mate! Why did you take the bumper off tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by compact_td View Post
    Looks much better mate! Why did you take the bumper off tho
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    Had to take the bumper off to get the parking sensors out. Ive got small enough hands to unclip all the wiring that feeds the sensors but theyre a nightmare of a job getting them clipped out of the bumper. Id actually say impossible without seriously risking bled knuckles and broken sensors. For the sake of two T45 bolts and the few clips Id deffo go that route again.

    (Incidentally, from your avatar Im assuming you post on E46zone? If so, then thanks to you too cos yours were some of the pics Id seen and wanted a piece of!)
     
     

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    Ohh right, had mine sprayed in the bodyshop so they must of done the same!

    Yeah I'm on e46zone and posted before and after pics of my compact colour coded, what a difference it's makes... Probably one of few "mods" that will add money to the sale of you car lol

    bet your glad you got urs done looks so much better!!

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    Looks good mate - I can't belive what a difference it makes to the cars.

    I'm planning to do mine in a few weeks when I have a week off.

    Did you do them youself?
     
     

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    ive thought about doing mine but think it looks better as it is what you think
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