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Old 03-13-2007, 11:00 AM   #1
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Rear bumper cover repair...

I had a small piece of tree branch kicked under the Boxster by a truck in the adjacent lane. It wedged between the muffler and the bumper cover, cracking the edge of the bumper. It is about 5 inches long near where the lip curves up near the muffler, so it is not really visible except from under the car. I would like to mend it to keep the crack from spreading. Any idea what would be best to bod the crack with?

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Old 03-13-2007, 12:10 PM   #2
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Do you have pictures? Pictures always help.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:59 PM   #3
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I will try to take some this evening. It will be hard to get w/o getting the car on a lift. I haven't actually seen the damage yet myself, just felt it when I pulled the offending tree branch out.

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Old 03-13-2007, 02:51 PM   #4
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If the crack can't be seen from normal angles and the intent is to stop any spread, you have a wide choice of repair methods. Fiberglass resin and the matting it comes with will stick to the urethane just fine...
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:37 PM   #5
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Looks like I was wrong...

I think that the edge of the painted urethane cover is just abraided at the edge not cracked. Here is a pic I took by pointing the camera under the car...let me know what you think.

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Old 03-14-2007, 04:24 PM   #6
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It's very tough to tell from the pic you posted but it does not look like there is damage that is going to spread. There is a product for Boxsters called the boomerang which essentially is a bumper cover skid plate, you could consider that but I don't think you need it either. I know how passionate we are for our Porsches, maybe you should drop by a local body shop to ease your mind, personally based on the pic, I'd just leave it and be thankful it wasn't worse.

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