Sleazy front bumper appliqué

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  1. jaqueh

    jaqueh Active Member

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    This video makes you really wonder why they chose acrylic over poly.

     
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    Mendel Leisk Lapsed Cargo Cultist

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    Easy: do nothing.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Lapsed Cargo Cultist

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    Third gen has a somewhat similar design fail: the rear bumper clips aren't up to the job: the bumper starts to sag, the gap at edge goes from zero near the wheel well, to about 1/4" (or more) at the rear. Some people have cobbled up shims you can put in that might remedy, but most of us just drive around in our "flagships", with our saggy butts.
     
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    Mine does that also but it’s the too-thin edge of the bumper cover that is wavy and doesn’t grab the bumper clips (which were revised, btw).


    iPhone ?
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Cover it with vinyl. I did this to the inner section of the Sonic's bowties after the front one got cracked by a rock.
    Car Wraps | Vinyl Wraps | Films | Sheets
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_5_6?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=3m+vinyl+wrap&sprefix=vinyl+%2Cautomotive%2C154&crid=5MML1I31AC3D&rh=n%3A15684181%2Ck%3A3m+vinyl+wrap

    Most bumpers and other trim pieces are ABS. Wonder why Toyota didn't use it.
     
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    Personally, I would not care much on those cosmetic damages as long as it is functional and structurally sound. I enjoy a brand new car while I can, but hate to pay to fix or keep up the new look on something that is going to depreciate value no matter what. That said, I do carry no-deductible collision/comprehensive policy for something that need to be fixed.
     
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    There's a lot of "squeaky wheels" in life, stuff that's hopelessly poor design, preposterously expensive to fix, and guaranteed to soon need another fix. As long as it's not flapping in the breeze, leave it be, or come up with a make-shift fix.

    On one of our Accords we had a power antenna that extended EVERY time the radio was turned on, retracted every time it was shut off. Didn't take long before it was stuck at half-mast. A coiling flexible plastic rack gear was just not up to the task.

    We must have thrown close to $400 in dealership repairs at that piece of %$*+!!. I even tried wiring in a manual switch so that you could defeat it, leave it down if playing a tape (yes, antenna still went up when playing tapes, or at least tried to...).

    Eventually I pulled it out and put in a solid whip-antenna, no moving parts. Should have saved the grief and $'s, done that in the first place.

    To this day I'll notice that gen of Accords tooling around, all with their antennas stuck at half-mast, or with replacement whip-antennas.
     
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    What's a tape? :)
     
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    I think that is the stuff in post 26 to cover blemishes on your car.
     
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    This is a great idea. You can get as creative as you want in your design. I would plug the hole first to create a smooth surface, then wrap.
     
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    I'd try to get to back of the hole with some duct tape.
     
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    Yep, duct tape, some filler puddy and your all good!!
     
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