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Re: Replacing Scenic front grille on damaged bumper

Thanks for the pics.

I'd say that's repairable.

I'd start with the driver's side (as that's the biggest area of distortion) and work my way over.

You will ideally need a small block of rounded wood to act as a wedge for the deep kink on the passenger side.

Really, you need to heat the plastic to the point whereby your fingers on the other side of the plastic start to get uncomfortable (but before the paint starts burning), then reshape the plastic, and hold it in place as the plastic cools & hardens.

The loose parts, I would either remove entirely (they don't appear to serve any real purpose), or would melt a hole into each and cable-tie it into position.



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