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Old 12-06-2019, 03:58 PM   #1
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Anyone know a cheap fix for this front bumper?

My paint is crap, I just bought the car for a track toy so not trying to spend on a new front bumper. I was thinking double sided tape possibly but its pretty thick and there will be a gap. Anyone else fix this somehow?

The mounting tabs broke so they no longer hold onto the clips.

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Old 12-07-2019, 12:40 PM   #2
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I just used some gorilla glue. Non expanding glue


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Old 12-07-2019, 12:44 PM   #3
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I just used some gorilla glue. Non expanding glue


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Thanks! I think I decided on some quick release buttons. They seem to work well according to the reviews.

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Old 12-14-2019, 10:35 PM   #4
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Thanks! I think I decided on some quick release buttons. They seem to work well according to the reviews.

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I just bought a 2012 SS and its doing the same thing. What are these quick release buttons you speak of?
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Old 12-14-2019, 10:43 PM   #5
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I just bought a 2012 SS and its doing the same thing. What are these quick release buttons you speak of?
My car is still at the mechanics so I havent ordered them yet. But these are what I was looking at. Need to pull the bumper and see if there is a tab or something for them to mount to.

STETION Quick Release Latch License Plate Lock Clip 1.25" Diameter Aluminum Alloy Car Hood Pins Lock Clip Kit for Bumper Hood License Plate (2 Pack - Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HFXR4W7..._2TA9Db8K19AXR

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Old 12-15-2019, 03:17 AM   #6
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Mine is doing the same thing, so this must be a common issue? I plan on gluing
it, or just replacing the side retainer bracket.

I may install a stainless hex bolt with anodized aluminum cupped washer. If there
is something to install a riv-nuts into behind it.

I am replacing the tail light cover fasteners with these:



I have aluminum riv-nuts and insert tool:














I have replaced just about every plastic fastener in my Mustang with these.


Just drill out the hole the size for the Riv-Nut, then rivet it into the hole,
then you have a threaded hole for a bolt. Many sizes too, and they're
cheap, as is the tool.
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:09 AM   #7
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I didnt want to glue it since removing it would be a pain if needed. Those rivets are interesting though. I think behind that spot on the bumper is only a bolt going into the upper fender and a little loop tab that surrounds the vertical bolt.

Not sure any of these fixes would work actually.

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Old 12-15-2019, 10:59 AM   #8
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i noticed mine looking a little stressed. is this another quirk that the camaro has?
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:11 AM   #9
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i noticed mine looking a little stressed. is this another quirk that the camaro has?
Happens to any car that is low. Hitting a driveway or something on a lower car pops the sides out.

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Old 12-27-2019, 02:45 PM   #10
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I am trying this free mod first but because of the leverage on that corner I'm not so sure it will work or not.

If not then I will get these quick release buttons. My top screw hole was already ripped and needed to be redone anyways.

Only took me a few minutes to do with a drill. Maybe it will solve the problem for someone else.

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Old 01-06-2020, 07:37 PM   #11
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Little update. My free mod fixed the passenger side but the drivers still pops out.

I suggest trying it. Could fix both your sides.

I need to decide on s fix now

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