removing teeth from RC bumper

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removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:46 pm

So has anyone removed the (teeth) place support from the RC bumper? Did you fill it with anything? I have considered removing these from my new bumper cover.

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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby Droptop93 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:59 pm

I would guess to grind then down then fill with fiberglass and sealer...I've never seen one up close though only in pics.
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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby pintoBC_3sgte » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:05 am

if i didnt have to run a front plate i'd be in your situation as well.. lol not a fan of those (teeth) on the bumper
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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby Tazka » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:44 pm

At the same time you could cover the license plate holes up from the bar.
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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby WarTowels » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:23 am

I'm currently in the process of removing the whole teeth/flat area. I'm using flexible bumper filler.

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I didn't really do much with fiber glass back when I started this, but if I were to do it again that's the route I'd go, for sure.

In fact, I might restart with fiber glass anyway.

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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:33 pm

I have been told that fiberglass is not the best solution. That there are special filler compounds based on your base material. So there is somethings that we are supposed to use based on the material this bumper is made of.

I need to find intiald93's thread where he modified his center section.
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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby WarTowels » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:48 pm

^ yes. The polyester filling is what your supposed to use.

I think fiber glass would be fine, something like two layers of glass would give a good base to start putting the putty on.

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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:09 pm

I see. I was planning on modifying the whole center section at first, but now we may move. If I move to a state that has a front license plate, I can make my own bracket if I need to to compensate for the teeth. So I am on the fence on how much I want to modify. I need to decide soon, cause now the parts are here I can send the car off to paint.
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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:50 pm

You can see pics of Dustin's car in this thread. Fixing the whole center section does look much better.
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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby WarTowels » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:55 pm

Infinitely better!

My state requires front plates for inspection, and it's a fine-able offense not to have one. But I don't put them on my DD and I've never had an issue. I got pulled over once, but was only given a warning.

For inspection I'll wrap a two 1" strips of Velcro around the bar and mount the plate for inspection that way.

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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby Toxygene » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:36 am

I'll have to check, but I don't believe mine has those teeth.
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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby WarTowels » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:42 am

Toxygene wrote:I'll have to check, but I don't believe mine has those teeth.


How would that be possible without modification?
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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby CelicaGT4 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:05 am

I did mine. It's all smooth...looks like it came from the factory that way.
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Re: removing teeth from RC bumper

Postby jonstew » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:13 pm

Some fairly close up pictures of a modified RC Bumper cover. On a black car I don't think it makes nearly the difference it does on a lighter colored car but it still looks considerably better.

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