How to Replace a Front Bumper Cover


Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Front Bumper Cover. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Buffing Ball
  • Bumper Clip
  • Bumper Cover
  • Sealant
  • Screwdriver
  • Clip Remover
  • DA Sander
  • File Set
  • Scraper
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
  • Scraper Blade
  • 1/2 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $543.34 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $838.77 parts and labor

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Instructions:

Follow the directions given below to replace the front bumper cover easily:

  • You have to take the front wheel well liners off so that you can access the bolts holding the bumper.
  • Take a new front bumper cover and make sure that it is pre-primed because it is stronger against corrosion and possesses strong paint adhesive properties. If you choose an unprimed bumper cover, you need to paint it first before installing.
  • You may need to sand the whole bumper cover to make it free from debris, dirt or other contaminants. Use 600-grit wet sandpaper for this task.
  • Now use a basecoat of paint on the whole front bumper cove and leave it to dry for sometime.
  • Once the basecoat is dry, apply the clear coat of the paint.
  • Once the paint is dry, examine the surface for any nibs or dirt particles stuck in the paint.
  • Use the razor blade to remove the dirt particles from the paint surface.
  • Take a spray bottle and fill it with soapy water. Spray on the surface where dirt is accumulated.
  • Now, take 1500 grit sandpaper soaked in soapy water sand the surface by applying slight pressure.
  • Use circular motions while sanding the surface. Replace the sandpaper with 2000 grit soaked sandpaper and repeat the circular motion.
  • Now mix some alcohol with water and use this mixture to clean the surface.
  • To remove the swirl marks of sanding, apply compound polish to the surface.
  • Now you are ready to install the bumper cover back to its position. Replace the damaged clips and retainers.

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