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2006 Mustang V6. Front bumper. Need Help!

I've noticed that since the clearance of the mustang is only inches under the front bumper, when i pull up to parking stops or curbs it rubs up against my bumper. When i back out of the parking spot it rips off the bottom front grille. Due to that my whole bottom part of the front bumper looks like i took sandpaper to it. What do i do? Is there any plastic peice i can put there or how can i prevent this from happening?

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Don't know of any way to fix it other than a body shop or replacing the bumper.
There is an '06 GT bumper in the classifieds for $75, might be cheaper to get that and have it painted than have a body shop fix yours.
If it is only on the underside edge a cdc chin spoiler might hide it.

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OK. I may get the chin spoiler. Is it possible to sand down the bumper and repaint it? what do i need to do to get the bumper back to normal?
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sounds like your car is trying to tell you to give it a whole new facia

But, then you still have the problem of knowing where your car's nose is and hitting curbs. Try a body shop and get their opinion, that doesn't cost anything

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dont park on top of parking stones. or you could get a chin spoiler to hide it instead of all new paint

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Chin spoiler is the easiest way if you dont want to paint it...you can sand it down and have it repainted but if done right it would require a large portion of it being repainted if not the whole bumper.

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ok. I was thinking about getting the chin spoiler but would that defeat the purpose because isnt the chin spoiler even lower to the ground than the actual bumper?

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That definately proves to be an issue. As I said, its a cheaper fix but not the smartest because as you said it is lower. You basically have to be more careful and if you dont want lower, just fix the current bumper. The best solution for the future is to just stop a few inches before, just to be safe.

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ok. I was thinking about getting the chin spoiler but would that defeat the purpose because isnt the chin spoiler even lower to the ground than the actual bumper?
I believe the V6 CDC Classic chin spoiler is no lower to the ground, but it does stick out in front quite a bit. That makes it more vulnerable to sharp driveway shapes, but no more than the regular bumper cover as far as parking buffers. I've scraped mine a few times, but the spoiler and bumper cover are both flexible enough that there isn't any damage beyond the gutter rash on the edge.

I did get a bit of a scrape from a parking buffer when I braked and the front came down as the spoiler passed over it.

I suppose it's a matter of learning to be careful.

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This has happened to me on my 07 vert. I used a Nissan dealership (recommended by my insurance company) and they didn't put enough plasticizer in the paint and it started spiderwebbing after 6 months. Ford needs to install their sonar buttons on the front bumper cover of the Mustang.
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Don't know of any way to fix it other than a body shop or replacing the bumper.
There is an '06 GT bumper in the classifieds for $75, might be cheaper to get that and have it painted than have a body shop fix yours.
If it is only on the underside edge a cdc chin spoiler might hide it.

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Since my bumper cover has been resprayed on several occasions, the estimator stated it would be less expensive to replace the cover and sprayed it than to sand down the existing cover and spray it.$792.00
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That definately proves to be an issue. As I said, its a cheaper fix but not the smartest because as you said it is lower. You basically have to be more careful and if you dont want lower, just fix the current bumper. The best solution for the future is to just stop a few inches before, just to be safe.

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The CDC spoiler isn't any lower to the ground, but if you are already rubbing the stock bumper you will rub the chin spoiler as well. You have to watch how close you pull up to the curb stops.

I have the CDC and have adopted a "park it back just a little bit further" attitude.

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I would def learn to be careful when pulling in to park. I have a 08 v6 but it has the CS front bumper which sits a bit lower than the stock v6 bumper. I watch the parking block beside me when pulling in somewhere and if it looks like im pretty close with that one then i know im close with the one im parking by. But in your case i would def just get a different front bumper or chin spoiler. would def be cheaper than having a body shop fix yours.

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The CDC spoiler isn't any lower to the ground, but if you are already rubbing the stock bumper you will rub the chin spoiler as well. You have to watch how close you pull up to the curb stops.

I have the CDC and have adopted a "park it back just a little bit further" attitude.
thats what i do, i make sure i`m not gonna hit anything by staying back a ft. or 2

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