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W211 Front AMG Bumper issue!!

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by thefibreguy, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. thefibreguy

    thefibreguy Active Member

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    Guys,

    Got my W211 AMG Bumper a few weeks ago, to fit to my W211 E72, :rolleyes:,took it to the bodyshop yesterday to get it sprayed, prior to fitting. The eagle eyed spraying chappie noticed that the new bumper did not have the cut-outs for the headlight washers:shock:!!!!

    Did not even think to check when I got it, the bumper is original Merc, & does have W211 stamped inside!!

    Can either bin it, or one of you clever chaps can come up with a plan!

    Regards.
     
  2. Naraic

    Naraic Moderator

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    Sell it.

    Use it...but no washers.
     
  3. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    A bit drastic to change the headlamps back to Halogen, for you would soon need another bumper as you would not see where you were going:(
     
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    Damn FB that sucks fella ! I feel for you, as there are so far & few between AMG jobbied w211s....

    I must admit, mine is HIDs as standard & I assumed that ALL AMG kitted would have been !

    Only way would be to "buy the flaps", then retrofit to the OEM bumper, BUT that WILL need painting...

    else, just fit as it, your headlights will still work, and any MOT place I've used wouldn't even notice it ....

    All you do it blank off the hoses to the bumper ( but again, it's a pain ).

    Soz to hear it, as I'm sure your mota would look so pukka ! :cool:
     
  5. jibcl500

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    I think if you look on the inside of the bumper there should be a shape indent to that of a washer.

    jib
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    The washer covers are held with wire springs, if the moulding on the rear is there, a little channel each side, and the 2 pegs that the cover swings on, then OK you could cut them out
     
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    FB should have come to me and would have modded for you
     
  8. Xtractorfan

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    As JB & Benworx, there should be a lined cut out on the underside, fairly easily modified..
     
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    must be a import bumper as xenons were standard on all W211 AMG`s!

    i dont think cutting out will work as the covers are spring loaded and attached to the bumper.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Thats what I think, it needs the pegs each side that the cover swings on
     
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    Just had a look on the inside, no cut lines!!!!:confused:
     
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    I really want this bumper to work. I have options:

    1. Fit without washers.

    2. Let Clive at Benxworx loose on it with his chainsaw, polyfilla, & paper mache.:shock:

    3. Fit static, nipple type, universal washer jets.

    I think I will try option 2, as i feel "its better to have tried, & failed, then never tried at all"

    Regards
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    without any lugs /post for the door to swing open on,,, this is done by the washer jets coming out and pushing the doors open it will be a very delicate operation
     
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    its a right botch job you are planning, but it is your car. I would find another bumper and sell the one you have.
     
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    sell it and go back in search for the one you need, better to get some money back on it than loose everything on a hack job, (No offence intended BenzWorx, I'm sure you would do great work).
     
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    A good bodyshop with a skilled craftsman would be able to either plastic weld or use special 2-pack epoxy to 'graft' in the washer jet apertures from a damaged bumper from ebay or a breakers. In this day and age it is possible to repair/modify plastic panels the same as metal panels, even easier! The top section of standard Mercedes bumpers are normally the same as their AMG counterparts. Polyurethane bumpers cannot be welded so it is necessary to use the epoxy to bond them, it's super strong stuff and flexes with the plastic. There are even special flexible fillers to use on bumpers so any modification can easily be blended in.:)
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Having had the pleasure of replacing washer jet covers it would take a very clever man to fabricate the 2 pegs that the covers swing on, plus you have less the 1mm clearance all round the aperture
     
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    If you had a donor bumper with all that you require to transfer the washer assemblies then nothing needs to be fabricated from scratch except plastic welding/bonding, surfacing and paint required. It can be time consuming work and the costs involved need to be compared to the price of an AMG bumper with washer jets - if one can be found!
     
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    so trash a donor bumper to use the flaps, surely the labour\skill involved will not be worth it! if you get the flap in the wrong place then your screwed.

    hell of alot easier getting a new bumper!
     

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