Rear bumper guard repair

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  1. Harvey5

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    F447E19E-40CD-493B-A765-96C15ABE15DC.jpeg E724C1F4-EC63-45E3-B9B2-567CE3698F79.jpeg What’s the best way to repair these rear bumper guards? 1970 Fury Convertible. Thanks!
     
  2. bluefury361

    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    NOS.....….!
     
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    commando1 Mr. Natural FCBO Gold Member

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    IMHO, you can't.
     
  4. Harvey5

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    I wish. Have not found any.
     
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    MOVE N UP Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Make a silicone mold, and repop with epoxy might be worth a shot!
     
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  6. '69FuryIIIConvertible

    '69FuryIIIConvertible Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    You would have to fill and smooth the original piece for a master, other wise you will just be casting flawed copies, also I don't think Epoxy would hold up or look right, you would have to look toward a urethane or flexible but rigid material.

    It is a viable option, just not an easy one.
     
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    Pete Kaczmarski Senior Member

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    Look at Jan. 2020 magazine "Auto Restorer", there is an article on making rubber gaskets and plastic bushings.
     
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    For my front bumper inserts on my '68 Polara, I couldn't find any NOS or replacements. I ended up buying the spray Plasiti-dip. I would spray a couple of coats, let it cure and settle into the cracks, then sand. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat until most of the cracks are gone. Mine have been in place a year now. So far so good. I will see if I can find the link or pictures.
     
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    Remove them and put them in the scrap bin where bumper guards belong.
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    try nigel for used ones.
    National Moparts
    rubber holds up better in northern climates
     
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    Thanks everyone for the input, even the scrap bin! Bumper has been re-chrome and looks great so I don’t want to plug the holes where they go and have to re-chrome or scrap bin would be an option. I think I can come up with something.
     
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    will be patiently waiting! Would love to see how they look.
     
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    What about spray/dip and cure, and once it’s sanded and formed, THEN mold?
    It would be in proper form
     
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    That's a reasonable option, as I said, you want the master nearly perfect otherwise your just casting equally flawed copies
     
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    That doesn't mean they aren't out there. They will pop up sometime, keep looking. I still haven't found a replacement for a damaged wheel opening molding on my 67 Polara, but I will......! These are 60's C body's, not 34 Packard's.
     
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    Here is the final product after plasti-dip spray and sanding. repeat ... And before at the bottom. (Proof I posted it in a thread somewhere) Not perfect but much better.
    Soaked a couple of days in ammonia, supposedly it is supposed to bring the oils in the rubber back out to soften it up.

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    A friend of mine restored the front rubber guards on his 1970 GTX some years ago. I'm not sure if they were in as tough shape as yours are though. I'll be seeing him on Saturday and I will try to remember to ask him about what he did.

    Jeff
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    That's so good results in my opinion.
     
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    DA5895E2-BE96-4444-BC25-360150CFB659.jpeg Here’s the finished product. I’ll take more pics when installed on the bumper. So far I’m pleased.
     
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    @Harvey5 share your secret. What did you end up using? It looks great.
     
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