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06 SLK55 Front Bumper fixes

I have been to several body shops, and been told that the material that MB used to make the bumper out of, is nothing that any of the shops would want to attempt to fix. They say they can make it look great (want to fill the front license plate holder holes), but one bump, and the repair would be cracked and not be under warranty - all due to the material the bumper is made out of and not having correct material to plastic weld, etc . . .

Has anyone gotten their bumper fixed ?? Or found the correct material to fix the bumper with ???

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I removed my front bumper yesterday when I installed new head lights.

It is torn on the lower side directly in front of the right wheel well, probably from ground contact the car had when still with the previous owner.

I have contacted several specialist repair shops and will let you know about their feedback. At the moment I'd expect tears in the bumper can repaired as long as they are not in areas critical to structural integrity.
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You can get this front bumper cover repaired . I had mine done early this year they use plastic weld & other tech , I had damage & cracks all over the bumper it looked a right mess before & looked like new after , Until I ran over the wheel on my wheelie bin D'oh , so now I have a 3" crack low down on the drivers side . Keep looking for a garage or paint shop that does this type of work .


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You can get this front bumper cover repaired . I had mine done early this year they use plastic weld & other tech , I had damage & cracks all over the bumper it looked a right mess before & looked like new after , Until I ran over the wheel on my wheelie bin D'oh , so now I have a 3" crack low down on the drivers side . Keep looking for a garage or paint shop that does this type of work .


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Got the same feedback as Andy - it's definitely fixable. Maybe look for a smart repair workshop that does dent removals, wheel refurbs, leather repairs etc. There could be a good chance they also do plastic repairs.
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