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how would i fill in the bump strips on bumper?

on the punto bumpers they have a bump strip section, they dont actually come out, there re just 2 indents making a strip, how would i fill these in? would i use filler? would the filler stick to the bumper? would it crack? thanks
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Re: how would i fill in the bump strips on bumper?

i know that but this is for plastic not bodywork.
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I am planning to get a sporting bumper set and fill in the rub strips on them soon. If there are any very very flexible area on the bumpers then you WILL need to strengthen them from behind with probably a mixture of metal fibreglassed in place on the back, but this method can be used on the front also, as you can filler over fibreglass. I am going to remove the rub strips off the side of car when i do this, as it will not look right. Even if the rub strips stick of ruther than the bumper, you can cut into them as they will be hollow, and fibreglass the major gaps the finish them with filler as it will stick to both plastic and fibreglass (if you use metal to fill the gap it will also stick to this obviously)
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Re: how would i fill in the bump strips on bumper?

P.S. filler cracks when its basis of adhesion is shifted or warped (e.g. a low bumper grinding out on a speedhump). or when it is left to collect moisture for along period of time. SO, when you work on filling the strips (if you do) then always remember to primer over them when you are finished working on them and are going to leave them for any period of time over a few hours.
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you can get resin based fillers which are flexible and will be less prone to cracking
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Re: how would i fill in the bump strips on bumper?

I find resin based ones reali hard to rub down. Anybody else? they do work deffinatly, just anyone actually have any easy methods of rubbing these down like the perfect grit as ive tried from 40 until 1200 wet and dry for hours (gets the muscles pumping )
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