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2017 Accord has a 1 inch tear in the rear bumper.

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Old 03-23-2019, 10:36 PM
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Default 2017 Accord has a 1 inch tear in the rear bumper.

Can it be fixed? If not, where is the best place to buy a replacement rear bumper?

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Al
 
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:14 AM
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I've seen kits where you melt plastic into the damage with a heated spatula, but haven't used them myself. I'd probably make a messy gob of plastic & end up with an ugly repair, requiring a lot of sanding & finishing. Have a go at it & let us know - I'd be interested to know how difficult it is. I don't think it can do any further damage to prevent replacing the bumper skin.
 
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:21 AM
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Default Thanks for the suggestion

Given my current situation, it may be worth trying. If it doesn't work I am still in the same boat. If it does work it will save me 1K.

Thanks for the suggestion,

Al
 
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:28 AM
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I think it'll be easy to make a functional repair. It'll be difficult to make a perfect (cosmetically invisible) repair. I've done something similar with bondo but its not flexible so I wish I had known about those kits at the time.
 
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