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      04-10-2014, 06:09 AM   #23
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      02-19-2015, 03:15 PM   #24
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Hi Joe.
Not ignoring you.
We are in the middle of a cold snap with very cold temps right now.
The Zed is parked in an unheated garage with a trickle charger.
If there was going to be any problems with the hole fills I'm sure it would have happened by now. When it gets above freezing, I'll take a close look for yah.

As you might have seen, for my repairs, I tried to used as much 'doner' material as possible, and minimize any filler to contour use. I got the doner from a local Ford Dealer on a Sunday when I had my choice from the dumpster.
The reflector ports were almost totally filled by filing two opposite bevels on the repair disk. They just popped in, and with an additional chamfer for adhesive and fill actually worked better than I expected.
The washer ports - Well they are supported by a hard plastic nozzle bracket. If you look to can see that there is an opportunity to slip in repair mesh between the bumper and this hard plastic. That's what I did. Then filled the port with doner material before the final contour coat of filler.

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Ill do my Spring inspection soon I hope
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      02-19-2015, 03:22 PM   #25
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..oops missed the question above.
from the OP you can see that i completed mine in April 2013.
There have been zero cracking issues in that time.
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Hi BJoe
I wasn't ignoring you.
I was just waiting for Spring to return allowing me to do a proper evaluation over one winter season.
The Zed spent most of its time in an unheated garage.
My hole fills showed no signs of cracking.
I think by using a doner bumper to provide filler material similar to the Zed Bumper, that stress cracks are avoided.
Plus the expanded metal mesh heps in supporting any adhesive / filler you need to apply.

Good luck with your project.
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The bumper repair kit you can buy from any Napa store includes several fillers and adhesives. I tried to limit the use of filler by using donor bumper plastic when possible. Plus there are self adhesive wire mesh patches available for additional support.
My bumper shows no cracking of the repairs, except where I have scuffed the fangs on driveway approaches
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I have had no issues with the bumper and filler after 4 years. And that includes Canadian seasonal temperature swings and two extended tours totalling 4000 kms.
No cracks or splits and I admit two misadventures with curbs which gave the fangs a significant whack requiring cosmetic fill and refinish (only the fangs).
So that means the bumper repairs have performed without flaw.

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Timely. My fangs need TLC this spring as well.......
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just completed the fang repair thanks to the information contained herein. topped it off with finally getting around to installing the mustache 2 that's been in the garage for a few years.
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I'll see if I can dig up the pics that Photobucket messed up
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Someone needs to make a thin carbon fiber fang cover that slips over the damaged fang and bolts on from the underneath. I think they would sell like hotcakes
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Nice work, Hedward. Did you use the Bondo epoxy filler or go with something different? My car is in the shot for vanos work, but once I get it back, I really need to touch up my fangs. BTW, I like the M stripes on white. Looks good.

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Yes, the same Bondo epoxy as referenced by inTgr8r.
I was unsure about the stripes, but everyone (except my wife) think they go well on white.
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