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    Cheap s3 bumper I got but corners are missing. Repair help

    Okay I managed to get hold of an s3 bumper off a guy local on eBay . Bought bootlid and spoiler off him. Offered me an s3 bumper for 100. Couldn't say no. But I got it home an had a closer look. It's all intact other than where the bumper meets the arch. Here's a pic of my sline bumper corner to see te difference



    Now I'm guessing this bumper may have been stolen as I don't see any other reason as to why the arch brackets would be completely gone. But how would I repair this? I'm a sprayer not a repair specialist but I'll give it a go.

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    I was thinking maybe the best way is fabricating a metal plate and fibreglassing around it? Or getting a cheap standard bumper and removing a section to plastic weld to the s3 bumper. The guy I bought it from said he was unaware the corners were missing.
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    im confused! did you go and physically pick this up? that damage is quite bad dude, imho... definately stolen (ripped off by the looks of it (the bumper i mean))

    i wouldnt know how to fix that id say try and sell it for as much as poss and find another??
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    Yeah I did pick it up but was in a rush. Had to pick up the gf. There's less than an inch of plastic missing from either side. If I had a spare bumper any spec standard split grill etc I could have removed a section to plastic weld to this but I don't. Unsure as to wether it can be fibreglassed to a point?
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    Also the guy seemed genuine enough bought the spoiler off him before etc he has a 60 plate s3 tbh I'm assuming it's stolen so don't want to sell it on. As it feeds they're habit
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    yeh just like the pr1ick i bought my Recaros from... driving a ibis 59 S3... looked proper then reliased after the transaction they total c***s

    with regards to welding the bumper i wouldnt have a clue but im sure someone will be along soon to help.. good luck!
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    Yeah mate. I think his is a rep. But still. Really want to get this repaired tbh
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    What is it made of? Your idea of making a metal plate then fibregalssing is a good one if its made fromm fibreglass but if it's genuine and therefore ABS it wont properly adhere. If it is ABS then you will need to plastic weld it.

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    Looks like I'll have to plastic weld then lol
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    plastic welding is prob your best bet buddy
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    I'm going to fabricate a L shaped plate to the curve of the arch and build around it with body filler this will enable me to keep the structure and screw it into the car still as you can see the clip has broken away.

    I will start this tomorrow morning. With the help of my dad who is an ex f1 Ferrari mechanic and fabrication engineer he is going to make me the bracket I need and we are going to countersunk rivet the plate to the bumper and work over it.
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    yeah thats prob the best way matey should be nice and strong then
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