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Old 06-22-2008, 11:58 PM   #1
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need help fixing loose front bumper

So the left side of my front bumper is loose since the part where one of the screws go in is broken, if that makes sense ha. I'm not sure how to explain this but here are some pics so you can see for yourself.







I was wondering if there was an easy way to fix this. In the last pic you can tell where it is broken.

I was thinking about using a washer and just supergluing it on but I'm afraid if I do the bumper wouldn't be able to fit back into the space allotted? Think it would work?

Maybe something like this..


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Old 06-23-2008, 12:15 AM   #2
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the clips will hold it fine. just tap it back on, aint gonna go no where.
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:48 AM   #3
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yeah that's what i usually do but after driving a day or two there's always like half an inch or so sticking out and it's been bothering me
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:10 AM   #4
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lol i know what ya mean. my rsx bumper used to be like that.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:14 AM   #5
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so how did you fix it esoj ?
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:14 AM   #6
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so how did you fix it esoj ?
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:18 AM   #7
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same thing happend to mine. and your pics look almost identical to how mine looked (except on the passenger side) but same hole broken and everything. I just got a screw and made a new hole next to the broken piece while my girlfriend pushed and held it in place and i jammed that thing back where it belonged.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:23 AM   #8
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so how did you fix it esoj ?
lol, i never did, I just got used to it. But a big washer could work.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:25 AM   #9
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yeah so i think imma just try the washer tomorrow and see if it works

any recommendations on what adhesive to use? or will super glue be sufficient?
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:05 AM   #10
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i just bent that black plastic clip that grip those those slit-looking things so that it holds my bumper better. i don't know if you know what i mean, but if you take off the bumper or bend it back a little, you'll see a black plastic piece. i bent it up a little so that it holds the bumper more.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:11 AM   #11
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Same thing happened to me, what I did was I made a new hole by where it tore off, got a zip tie, put it through the new hole and then on to where the bumper would screw into. Ghetto? Yes, Effective? Yes
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:26 AM   #12
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yeah so i think imma just try the washer tomorrow and see if it works

any recommendations on what adhesive to use? or will super glue be sufficient?
No way super glue will hold. You need some JB Weld for that. The better solution would be to drill a hole through the bumper and fender and put a screw with 2 washers and a nut to hold it in place. You might want to use some loctite to make sure it doesn't come loose.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:30 AM   #13
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On the inside lip I drilled a small hole and took a ziptie and rigged it. Works great, can't see the ziptie unless you are looking for it
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:59 AM   #14
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i got it, put the washer UNDER that area, so it sits flush w/ da fender
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and i thought i was the only one with that problem, i pushed mine back in and its been over year and it hasn't come out but it bothers me cause i know its there
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it looks like your splash sheild is fucked up to bro
good luck on the fix man
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:54 PM   #17
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yeah it is but it doesn't bother me that much ha

and i think imma just go with the hole + ziptie solution, if i put the washer it, it doesn't seem like i would be able to push my bumper back in, if that makes sense..
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:48 AM   #18
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had the exact same problem. plastic zip ties are the absolute best way to go.
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:38 AM   #19
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plastic zip ties. ghetto, but effective
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:08 AM   #20
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lol, i never did, I just got used to it. But a big washer could work.
Your bumper is still like that.
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:33 AM   #21
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i tried the washer trick... it didnt work. the um.. "clamp like thing" thats in that black plastic piece by the fender wont clear even the thinnest washer. ghey.

i did try to also just super glue the washer to the bumper, but yah.. it didnt work out. as far as the zipties go, well, i havent had a chance to like make new holes like one suggested on here, but in theory it may work. im gonna give that a try.

i hate this problem with our front bumpers...
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #22
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i drilled a hole in the underside of the bumper and one on the fenderliner and ran a ziptie through it worked fine then i hit a deer
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i tiger kneed my shit back in and it very rarely pops back out...but if it keeps coming out id just do zip ties like everyone else is sayin...
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:04 PM   #24
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anyone got pix on where to drill hole? i havent had a chance to do it yet. but yeah, i need to do this fix. heh
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:20 AM   #25
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bump for an old thread but im having this problem right now and like ^ he said does anyone have a picture of where to drill the hole and where to connect the zip ties to?
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