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Old 08-06-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
Mickp

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Bumper repair...what type of plastic is it made of ?

I need to do a repair on the panel below the front bumper where the fog lights are on my 1998 323i.

Ive had success with motorcycle fairings in the past but most of them have been ABS plastic.

Can someone tell me what type of plastic BMW make this part out of.

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Old 08-15-2010, 03:54 PM   #2
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Well it looks like Ive answered my own question!!!

After doing some paintwork on the front grill panel I decided to take the bumper off the car to do the repair.

Although the material is an ABS type it did not react the same way as other ABS plastics Ive worked with to being glued together with ABS cement.

So in the end it was a case of welding the plastic together with a soldering iron and using some spare ABS plastic as a filler.

This pic shows the paint repair in progress(red tape to protect paintwork)
and you can see damage to panel in lower right of pic.



Paintwork progresses further...






This pic shows job done,looking much better and no hanging bodywork.(car is on axle stands,bonnet open.)

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