|1999 Rover 800 825 V6 Coupe Rear Bumper Brackets.|
Car: 1999 Rover 800 825 V6 Coupe
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So far we have managed to remove the rear bumper, and the rear bumper brackets.
Here is the rear bumper after it has been removed from the car.
Notice the rubber/foam/sponges around the two support/mounting bars.
If you remove these remember to put them back on before you refit the rear bumper (...like i never do!!!).
Undo the two bolts if you want to seperate the inner and outer parts of the bumpers.
The inner part of the bumper is what provides the strength. The outer part of the bumper is to make the car look good, but it also contains a foam block to help absorb any initial impact.
While the bumper is off the car it is always a good opportunity to clean it up and to paint any rusty parts of it.
Here the inner bumper is in the process of having all the loose and flaking rust removed.
All of the loose and flaking rust has now been removed and the bumper is ready for painting.
The bumper was painted with Hammerite underbody seal, here it is after the first coat was applied.
This was also a good time to combat any rust on the car that is normally hidden behind the back bumper. Any rusted bits here were scraped away.
This side was also examined for any rust or any areas likely to rust in the near future.
The rusty parts were treated to the same Hammerite underbody seal paint as the bumper was painted with, as looks did not matter!
Protection of these unseen parts was more important than how they looked.
The drivers side received the underbody seal paint treatment too, including around where the two bolts for the bumper bracket are fitted.
A second coat of underbody seal was applied to the bumper.
The bumper was allowed to dry. Although this paint never really dries out fully due to its oily nature, and so we just waited until it was not too tacky to lift.
The small side bars on the bumper are made of metal and attached to the outer bumper on a steel plate and so these were also painted up for good measure!
After the inner bumper was dry enough to handle, the inner and outer bumpers were bolted back together.
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