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Going to do some much needed chip repair. Here is what I have. If I am missing something please let me know.
Sandpaper 220 and 800 (planning on getting 400,600 and 1000)
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Cloth thingy (can't remember the nanme right now)
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Denatured alcohol for surface prep. You want no residue or the paint won't stick.

What's the bondo for?
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Denatured alcohol for surface prep. You want no residue or the paint won't stick.

What's the bondo for?
Dammit. Thanks for reminding me about the alcohol. The bondo is for the bumper. Its got a nice crack in it.
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Are you doing like rock chips?
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You ever played with fiberglass?

My concern is any bending or flexing the bumper might do (even a little bit would be bad) going over a pothole that catches you by surprise or on hard turns or when some dillweed thinks it would be a fabulous idea to put his foot up on your bumper (yes...more than one person has started to do so and had me yell "NO" like they were a dog about to pee on the floor. It worked, though...)

Glassing that bumper would be a better route, imo. Not to say he prepped it correctly or that you wouldn't prep yours correctly, but my future sister-in-law's boyfriend tried bondo on the doors of his Camaro until it broke off three times from him and his friends slamming them shut.

Also, with fiberglass you wouldn't have to worry about using too much hardening agent and having it bleed through and bleaching your pretty new paint later. Hell...you may be better off calling some yards and just finding the same color bumper, buying it, and installing it.
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always a good read to jog the brain.
http://www.automedia.com/Paint/Chip/...es20020901cr/1
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Going to do some much needed chip repair. Here is what I have. If I am missing something please let me know.
Sandpaper 220 and 800 (planning on getting 400,600 and 1000)
Bondo
Spot Putty
Rubbing Compound
Wax
Cloth thingy (can't remember the nanme right now)
Primer
Paint
Thin paint brushes
You can get finer wet or dry sandpaper ,Auto Zone has 1500,2000, and 3000. The finer you go , the better. After the final sanding on a recent touch up, I used a nail buffer (for fingernails) it's a small dense spongy block with different abrasive levels on four of it's sides. The coarsest is finer than frogs hair. For all but the final sanding of the clear coat, I surrounded the chipped area with masking tape to protect the good surrounding factory finish from the sandpaper.
The cloth thingy you speak of would be a Tack Cloth.

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You can get finer wet or dry sandpaper ,Auto Zone has 1500,2000, and 3000. The finer you go , the better. After the final sanding on a recent touch up, I used a nail buffer (for fingernails) it's a small dense spongy block with different abrasive levels on four of it's sides. The coarsest is finer than frogs hair. For all but the final sanding of the clear coat, I surrounded the chipped area with masking tape to protect the good surrounding factory finish from the sandpaper.
The cloth thingy you speak of would be a Tack Cloth.
Never thought of the nail buffer. What grit would that be? 3000?
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You ever played with fiberglass?

My concern is any bending or flexing the bumper might do (even a little bit would be bad) going over a pothole that catches you by surprise or on hard turns or when some dillweed thinks it would be a fabulous idea to put his foot up on your bumper (yes...more than one person has started to do so and had me yell "NO" like they were a dog about to pee on the floor. It worked, though...)

Glassing that bumper would be a better route, imo. Not to say he prepped it correctly or that you wouldn't prep yours correctly, but my future sister-in-law's boyfriend tried bondo on the doors of his Camaro until it broke off three times from him and his friends slamming them shut.

Also, with fiberglass you wouldn't have to worry about using too much hardening agent and having it bleed through and bleaching your pretty new paint later. Hell...you may be better off calling some yards and just finding the same color bumper, buying it, and installing it.
This is just a temp fix until I get around to replacing the entire bumper.
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Not sure why you talk of fiberglass. Your bumper if stock is not fiberglass. Its plastic I thought. Or do you have a body kit? Even those I thought were plastic.....
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Well...I figured that fiberglass > bondo as far as plastic repair. My main point was that fiberglass is semi-flexible and bondo (when hardened) is not so flexible.

Just throwing ideas out.
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You would need a polyurethane or the acrylic cat hair crap for the bumper. Bondo will crack then peel off and fiberglass will make the whole thing stiff then from the vibrations it will pop off in one chunk. Unless you put a coat of fiberglass on the whole bumper.
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http://drcolorchip.com/

A much better way.
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You need to plastic weld the bumper. I'd ask Ross or Treppenwolf about that process.

then there's this
http://www.autobodysupply.net/auto-p...umpers-tpo.htm
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