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sjb6741

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PostSubject: Bumper Filler Replacement - ABS or Fiberglass   Tue May 01, 2018 4:04 pm

My '87 Electra Estate came to me with no salvageable front or rear bumper fillers.

I am trying to decide which material makes a better replacement.

The ABS folks say that theirs wont crack like fiberglass;

The Fiberglass folks say that theirs won't UV embrittle and crack/disintegrate in another 30 years.

The car will likely be 100% garaged from here on out; so UV exposure is not really a big concern.

Any wisdom from folks who've already rolled down this road would be appreciated.

Also any advice on vendors as I have found a couple via ebay and google searches; but if there's a GOOD one I'd rather know the truth.

Many thanks to those in the know!!.

Scott B.
1987 Buick Electra Estate
1966 Thunderbird Town Hardtop
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1993 Roady-man

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PostSubject: Re: Bumper Filler Replacement - ABS or Fiberglass   Tue May 01, 2018 10:12 pm

Most newly reproduced bumper fillers nowadays has better UV protection.

Side note do you need any NOS front end parts for that wagon of yours? I may have grille, grille surround and maybe even headlight bezels.
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PostSubject: Re: Bumper Filler Replacement - ABS or Fiberglass   Tue May 01, 2018 10:22 pm

1993 Roady-man wrote:
Most newly reproduced bumper fillers nowadays has better UV protection.

Side note do you need any NOS front end parts for that wagon of yours? I may have grille, grille surround and maybe even headlight bezels.

I’ll have to let you know once I’ve looked at the front end more closely.

We pulled it into the garage the night we brought it home and have yet to back it out again.

I installed a right rear tail light and two new bulbs tonight and bolted her new VA Antique plates.

I have a new pair of low beam headlights to install, the current ones have moisture in them.
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1993 Roady-man

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PostSubject: Re: Bumper Filler Replacement - ABS or Fiberglass   Wed May 02, 2018 6:16 am

Just let me know and if you need them I'll do some digging.
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PostSubject: Re: Bumper Filler Replacement - ABS or Fiberglass   Wed May 02, 2018 9:22 am

scratch Who wants dirty ol' trim pieces that have been buried? What a Face
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sjb6741

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PostSubject: Re: Bumper Filler Replacement - ABS or Fiberglass   Wed May 02, 2018 9:49 am

Andebe wrote:
scratch  Who wants dirty ol' trim pieces that have been buried? What a Face
1/4 cup dawn to 1 cup of white vinegar - follow with buff up of wadding polish. Old looks new!!
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1993 Roady-man

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PostSubject: Re: Bumper Filler Replacement - ABS or Fiberglass   Wed May 02, 2018 6:58 pm

Now Andebe, did I say in dirt Very Happy
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fuschnicker

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PostSubject: Re: Bumper Filler Replacement - ABS or Fiberglass   Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:30 pm

Is there a source you can recommend for the bumper filler? I can't find one in Germany... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Bumper Filler Replacement - ABS or Fiberglass   Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:04 pm

https://replica-plastics.com/

There's your source. They make the 3 piece rear fillers for GM B-body wagons from 1980-90.
Friend has had business with this company for his '88 Buick. Great success.
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