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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 06-14-2011, 10:53 AM
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torn my front bumper!!

Caught it again on a curb and tore it. Any suggestions on fixing it other than buying a new one? Pretty clean tear but hanging under the front. looks sad. If anyone has a 645 Mineral Silver bumper they don't use any more maybe we could figure out a price but I was really not looking forward to trying to take all the wiring etc out. Not exactly a mechanic. Thanks guys
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:41 AM
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How far under is it? I had the same thing happen, it caught several times until I had a 4" wide piece hanging down. It was from the back of the underside of the bumper so I just cut the piece out with a hacksaw. You can't see the cutout unless the car is jacked up or you stick your head under the car.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:50 AM
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it's pretty visible. Right in the middle bottom but it is about 8 inches from the back to the front and some is hanging down. I was thinking of fibreglassing the backside and doing a quick job but it kills me to think that my car is getting old and beat up. It's a pretty clean tear meaning the two pieces fit back into eachother.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:56 AM
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Ouch, mine was only a couple of incehs from the back to the front so much easier. That is a pretty good rip. Fiberglass it yourself, not that hard to do. Just take the front bumper off, it is not that hard from what I have heard...

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fiberglass + super glue!

Mine was Mineral Silver, and I'm sure it's sitting in a junk yard somewhere, ready to be picked...

Makes me sad just thinking about it!
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You could also look into plastic welding. Since the crack is on the bottom you could weld from behind only using metal gauze and a plastic welding rod.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:38 AM
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Plastic welding sounds good. Not a DIY project I am assuming. Maybe a local shop. That may have saved me some time, hassle and dinero. Thanks
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:21 AM
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Caught it again on a curb and tore it. Any suggestions on fixing it other than buying a new one? Pretty clean tear but hanging under the front. looks sad. If anyone has a 645 Mineral Silver bumper they don't use any more maybe we could figure out a price but I was really not looking forward to trying to take all the wiring etc out. Not exactly a mechanic. Thanks guys
Not sure where in California you are located, but if you are south near San Diego, try a company called Buimper Doc - they specialize in this type of thing. Otherwise, there are shops around (or mobile guys - ask a dealership) who repair bumpers. They use plastic welding on the back side and then IR lights to heat the bumper so they can massage it back into shape. Then once back together, they respray the repaired area. Of the ones I've seen (probably 20 or so), if it is done right, no one will ever know unless they pull the bumper off to look behind it. My best guess is about $400 range to fix and repaint the repair area. Good luck.
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