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Bondo on plastic bumpers?

Post by tpirsig on April 6th 2010, 2:23 pm

Is Bondo going to be flexible enough to stick to my plastic bumpers? '98 Volvo S70. I've got them off the car, so most of the flexing will be when reinstalling. I need to fill some heavy scratches and so on.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 6th 2010, 4:51 pm

not sure about Bondo but Evercoat does.
http://www.evercoat.com/productDetail.aspx?pID=8
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Post by retired plumber on April 6th 2010, 7:31 pm

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I have used bondo on 3 bumpers before with no problem but they make special stuff for them now but I don't know the name of it. Also I did not use a flex agent in the paint for the bumpers either. My paint guy told me I didn't need any and there was no problem for me but your mileage may very. Actually I didn't have to flex the bumpers hardly at all when reinstalling them.
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Re: Bondo on plastic bumpers?

Post by RoboGeek on April 6th 2010, 8:41 pm

it also depends on what the bumper is made of - you can tell by the backside - theres a triangle with the info there..
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Post by tpirsig on April 7th 2010, 1:55 am

Thanks! Now I'll figure out if I just want to go with what I have, or make the trip to town for the special stuff Very Happy
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Re: Bondo on plastic bumpers?

Post by RoboGeek on April 7th 2010, 7:00 pm

some plastic you can 'weld'
some you can get fillers for

You can repair just about any kind of plastic - its just a matter of figuring out what to use
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Re: Bondo on plastic bumpers?

Post by tpirsig on April 8th 2010, 3:32 pm

I got lazy & went with what I had on hand, "3M Lightweight Body Filler" -- and it seems fine, as far as sticking and so on.
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Re: Bondo on plastic bumpers?

Post by retired plumber on April 8th 2010, 10:56 pm

I just put some regular old bondo on a 2 year old scratched Mustang bumper for a friend . Went on fine and sanded and primered good. Next week he will paint it so I will hear if the bondo stayed on then.
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