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Minor bumper crack, any suggestion?

Found this tiny/minor crack on the bumper next to the front wheel well liner(hard to notice), I believed it's already there before I purchased the car, any suggestion how to fix it? My idea is to use gorilla super glue to glue it, and apply 3M Automotive tape to tape the back/inner part to prevent further damage, will this work?

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I had the same crack (although it was the tire store's fault) and it was repaired by an outfit that my local MB uses (paid for by the tire shop). Do a search on bumper repair and within the thread is a link on DIY for bumper repair.

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Great to include fotos! Any damage underneath?

Not familiar with Gorilla - is it clear? If so should work. Tape is also a good idea.

I understand your reticence to take it all apart to repair it for something minor and out of view. We have a 4" crack that's under the chin and out of site - still wears the original piece of 300mph speed tape I put on it in OKC 14months ago.


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We had a crack in ours that the previous owner had used silver duct tape to hold together. A little tacky (no pun intended) for my taste so I cleaned everything up and used the 3M clear vinyl used for bras. No problems and invisible.
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Thanks for all the useful information you guys provided, I will soon use 3M tape and tape it on the inner part! there's no underneath crack, just the surface about 1.5 inches long!

I'm glad to hear that many forum members had the same issue too haha! that makes me feel a lot better

Thanks etyu I just found the DIY information for minor bumper repair!

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Gorilla Glue may not work...

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I have a similar crack on my front bumper - fortunately it is hidden by the hood. The bumper is fiberglass and I tried to use gorilla glue - it didn't work, it didn't seem to form a bond. Maybe becaus it is fiberglass? So i scapped it all off and just let the hood hide it.
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Mike, does the 3M come in rolls of various widths or just large sheets?


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Mike, does the 3M come in rolls of various widths or just large sheets?
3M Company 1/2X5 Molding Tape


many people use this to mount aftermarket rocker molding, pretty durable.
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