1996 Chrysler Sebring Project, Part 2: DIY Bumper Refresh.

Body shop guys may turn their nose at what I’m about to show you, but if the car cost $750, and it’s a high-mileage daily driver… why would I spend four grand on it in a body shop? This article is for those who want to refresh a beater’s bumper, and make an otherwise decent-looking car look good from more angles.

The bumper skin’s top has weathered away, it feels like a cat’s tongue. It’ll need to be wet sanded and shot with a sandable primer to flatten the surface and make it ready for paint. Read how to fix it after the jump!


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1996 Chrysler Sebring Project: Part 1

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a designer by trade, do mechanical work and light restorations on the side, and have blogged elsewhere. From time to time I come across some novelties, things I discover or really cool tips that can make a positive difference for more than one kind of car, and for other people as well. This is one of them…

Craving an older dirt-cheap convertible this summer, I had my choice of Sebring or perhaps a Sebring. You can probably guess what I bought. Yes it’s not the most stellar model to roll off the assembly line, it has its quirks and shortcomings but on the whole I have no regrets, keeping in mind I will sell it in the springtime, the next scheduled sale in an ongoing list of cars, that is my life.

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