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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)
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Paint
Thin paint brushes
 

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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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sexymed said:
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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W3ap0n-X said:
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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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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