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Old 04-21-2015, 09:42 AM   #1
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2011 STi EFR 7163!
07 GT30 WRX sold :/

Default Low temp + high bolt sticking out of parking curb = cracked bumper. Cheap repair

So I am one of three goons, 2 Subaru and 1 evo who have cracked their bumpers on a Parking Curb with a big ass bolt sticking up! It is at a Chipotle! I did mine when it was like 30f outside so the crack is actually very clean and when I press it together I can barely see it. I have a bunch of chips and what not in the bumper but I do want to reinforce that crack. It is about 5 inches long on the passenger side front and goes vertical.

What is the easiest cheapest solution? Are there fiberglass tapes out there or good epoxies for this?
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:26 PM   #2
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In before "buy a new bumper/car/house/wife".

Most people here are not actually fans of DIY unless theres a detailed step by step but fixing with fiberglass kits is pretty simple. With a $20 Bondo fiberglass kit from autozone and about 3 hours of work I put my bumper back together (2011 WRX) when it drove into the earth on a small incline. Cracked one side and the other side had a 8-12 inch chunk snap off. Sanded down behind the bumper, applied the resin and smushed the fiberglass repair fabric into the resin. Also drilled a few holes under the bumper to create a shoelace look for resin on both sides of the crack. Held up for two years through 30+ automatic car washes until I traded it in. I would not recommend an epoxy alone.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:28 PM   #3
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I had two cracks in mine. My cracks propagated horizontally though. I used a loctite plastic epoxy (on the inside of the bumper) a few weeks ago and it is still holding up. I used a small piece of color match vinyl (outside) and you can barley notice.
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