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Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vermilion Ohio
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Decided to try and repair one of my bumper pads that had fallen off. All of the studs pulled out of the bumper pad and were hanging in the bumper. I cleaned the area where the studs were molded into the rubber. I then used an epoxied in M8 bolts with a washer as a base. Once the epoxy was dry, I filled the surrounding areas with gorilla glue. I then bolted the bumper pad back on and while it doesn't sit entirely flush due to what I believe is a metal reinforcement expansion (due to rust), it still look ok and will serve the purpose until I can replace it with a new pad.

Here's the pad ready to go on:

What I started with on the bumper:

Bumper prepped for pad install:

Pad installed.Note the small gap in the second picture due to the rusty internals of the pad:

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Old 07-25-2014, 11:54 AM
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