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So tapped a deer the other day. Just barely tagged it. enough that it cracked my bumper cover and left a few hairs on my bumper. I'll have to make bambi pay this hunting season....

Anyways. I wanted to make it pretty again, but couldn't find a used bumper locally. New ones were expensive locally and online they were priced ok, but shipping was costly. S... I went this route.

So I started with this:


Took it off:


Then fixed the cracks using plastic jbweld and sanded it down:


Primed it with plastic primer:


Then a couple coats of truck bed liner:


The finished product! I'm happy!


Now I wait for it to dry and then re install! $50 is a lot better than the $250 I was looking at for a new one online or $350-$500 from my local shops!
 

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Great work!

I'm on my 3rd so far.

First one, in '08 I was in Boston in winter.
3 degrees and I hit an empty plastic 5-gallon bucket at 45 mph.

Second one, about a year ago someone tapped my bumper while parked in a parking lot.

This past winter in Milwaukee I was a bit antsy.. couldn't avoid banging it up against some piles of frozen snow in parking-lots from time to time.
Still looks good though.
I get the impression that the later ones are molded of a more durable, more flexible material than previously.

This is one of those exterior plastic pieces I'm starting to think I may grab a spare or two to keep on hand.
 

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