DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

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DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby idreamofdrifting » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:33 am

My bumper has seen better days....

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Nasty holes by the previous owner...

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Time to do something about it!
On a field trip I got the following;

Autozone trip $7
3M Glaze Putty x1
3M 400 grit Automotive Wet Sand for Putty Glaze x1
(Skyflakes was free courtesy of my pantry. Optional in case your hungry LoL!)
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Home Depot trip $20
Flat Gray Primer $3 x3
Flat Black Paint $3 x4
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Any ordinary random water bottle spray
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Ok,'ready, steady, go!

Step 1

Wet sand the surface area of the scratches, and then wipe and let dry. (see pics above for reference)

Step 2

Using the 3M glaze putty, fill in the spots. But be careful not to put too much. Let dry for 45m-1hr.

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Step 3

Time for an ice cold beer! Some grub, and or just a cup of coffee and a packet of Skyflakes LoL!

Step 4

Spots you filled should be now dry.
So start wet sanding....

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After sanding is done and your satisfied, let it dry.
If you make any mistakes, no worries, just repeat the steps.

Step 5

Primer time!
Quick short bursts, don't go crazy, and be trigger happy LoL

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Live, and let dry! Let it cure overnight if possible, but few hrs should be enough!


Step 6

Paint Time!
Again, for best results do quick short bursts!
Let it cure overnight NO EXCEPTIONS!

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And walah!
It is finished!
My JDM Zenki Front Bumper is now refreshed, sratches free, and holes free!

This is dedicated to all the countless people here on club4ag for all the help
they've contributed, and keep contributing. Just doing my part. Hachiroku for life! ganbatte ne!!!

A very special shout-out to AE86Kai, who inspired me with his DIY bumper repair years ago!
"If my Memes bother you, you're taking life way too seriously!"
~Me~

"RICE=Racing Inspired Cosmetic Enhancments"
~ga_goosh~


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Re: DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby morgan » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:06 pm

im interested to see how the glazing putty hold up over time, since they do make a specific filler for this, plastic body filler, which can handle a bit more flex than the glaze putty. overall however, it does look nice now.
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
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Re: DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby idreamofdrifting » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:20 pm

morgan wrote:im interested to see how the glazing putty hold up over time, since they do make a specific filler for this, plastic body filler, which can handle a bit more flex than the glaze putty. overall however, it does look nice now.


Yes, it says on the application that it is for both metal, and plastic...I'm curious to see as well... :?:
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Re: DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby Phoenix Down » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:03 pm

About to get a Zenki front bumper. Hopefully this goes well!
Yay, Restoring...

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Re: DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby ga_goosh » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:07 am

morgan wrote:im interested to see how the glazing putty hold up over time, since they do make a specific filler for this, plastic body filler, which can handle a bit more flex than the glaze putty. overall however, it does look nice now.



the glaze is a lot better then bondo in durability. i worked at a body shop for about a year and all the body guys prefer the glaze on plastics. it is some good stuff.

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Re: DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby morgan » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:38 am

Well thats news to me, and good to know. In that case it should hold up and looks great
haha cali...i got one of your 86's and you're not getting it back.
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Re: DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby Brendoninhawaii » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:09 am

Helpful post! any update on how its holding up?

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Re: DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby idreamofdrifting » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:56 pm

Brendoninhawaii wrote:Helpful post! any update on how its holding up?


Thanks.
It has held up pretty well.
Better than expected.
So far so good!
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Re: DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby saiGone » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:15 am

Pics are starting to disappear!
Club 4AG member since 05 (Formally SaigonsSon)

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Re: DIY: JDM Zenki Front Bumper Repair!!!

Postby norbertopy » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:50 pm

nice work..
thanks!

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