[V8] Bumper cover plastic repairs

Peter Golledge petergolledge at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 12:58:59 EDT 2006


Ingo's Steamboat efforts certainly were memorable.  I am still amazed how
the bumpers on the LT-1Q are holding up to the abuse handed out.  I hit snow
banks hard enough to push the rear Qtr in 4 inches and the bumper is fine.
One 30+ "side slide" into a bank pushed in the rocker panel and the bottom
of both doors but both bumpers just need new mounting clips.  The V8 bumpers
are Glass (at least at lows temps) in comparison to the 5K items as Ingo
demonstrated very effectively. :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Brandon Rogers
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 10:30 AM
To: 'Ingo Rautenberg'; 'Kneale Brownson'
Cc: v8 at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: RE: [V8] Bumper cover plastic repairs

LOL- Only some of us know how funny your response was, Ingo.


-----Original Message-----
From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com]
On Behalf Of Ingo Rautenberg
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 9:21 AM
To: Kneale Brownson
Cc: v8 at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] Bumper cover plastic repairs


That's a tough one for the V8, as it's the first Audi to use (for lack of a
better word) a polycarbonate-type cover.  The older Bumpers were
considerably more resilient as are (comparatively-speaking) the later model
ones.  If anyone has found a good way to specifically repair V8 bumpers, I'm
very much interested -- though my bumper- cracking/destruction experiment
this past February at Steamboat Springs would make a repair totally
unfeasible.  Sometimes replacement is the only option.

Does not apply to yours, of course, Kneale.

On Jun 27, 2006, at 8:56 AM, Kneale Brownson wrote:

> Any suggestions for repairing the plastic in a V8 bumper cover?   
> See the
> yellow circle and arrows at http://www.pbase.com/kneale_brownson/
> image/62568448
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