Rear bumper protector removal & cost -
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post #1 of 2 Old 08-15-2015, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Rear bumper protector removal & cost

I have a small crunch mark on the edge of the chrome bumper protector. This is just a chromed plastic part with a black plastic insert so I guessed it would be relatively inexpensive and an easy sticky tab fitment....not so!

A replacement part here in the UK is 280 and that's just for the plastic chrome bit!!!

So my next plan was to go the plasti-dip route - remove the trim and fill the small crunch mark ready for matt black paint or the plasti-dip. However, having had alittle look it's obvious that the black inner is clipped to the chrome which is also then clipped to the bumper in a way that fouls the rear aperture and rubber seal. The whole thing looks impossible to remove without damage without getting the bumper off first....

So I may have to work on it in situ, unless anybody has successfully removed the protector without damage?


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post #2 of 2 Old 08-16-2015, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so I have managed to remove the chrome trim.... Basically it is held in place with its own built in clips (ie they are not separate items) but it comes away leaving the black plastic trim in place.
To remove the chrome you have to gently prise the black trim up at one end and this will reveal the first black clip which can be pushed in which will ease each and every clip along the whole trim and once this is clear the chrome trim can be slid backwards and removed.
Now I can repair the crunch and paint or plast-dip the trim and re-fit...
Thinking it may look better in black and more functional rather than in chrome anyway but will have to see!
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