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      Okay fellas! When I start this project I'll make sure to take lots of pictures and document my steps as I go. I plan to pick up a kit like below from amazon.
      https://www.amazon.ca/Machine-Plast...2G4N1Y42966&psc=1&refRID=PQZ0027VR2G4N1Y42966
      I was also going to use my Dremel and probably buy a fiberglass/bondo repair kit. I will use the Dremel to do the cutting and shaping of the plastic and use the plastic welder and plastic welding rods to piece everything together. When it comes to filling in the marker lights and anything else I decide to fill, I will use the fiberglass/bondo repair kit.

      The top and bottom grill will be cut horizontal in my design where it goes across the top and bottom of the bar with the Chevrolet symbol. I was going to try and cut these and use these pieces with the Dremel to shape and plastic welder to fill in the vertical spots where the bar used to be, then make sure it's secure and one piece and sand it down make it a nice finish and have it painted. I feel like this will be very easy to do it's make sure you have the proper measurements and getting it all lined up properly.

      If you have any ideas or suggestions, I would gladly love to hear them!
      I have not used the plastic stapler that you linked to, but I have a Polyvance 5700HT Mini Weld Model 7 Airless Plastic Welder and a cheaper version from Harbor Freight, an 80 Watt Iron Plastic Welding Kit that is almost as good.

      I have considered getting this as well: 1300 Watt Plastic Welding Kit with Air Motor and Temperature Adjustment

       
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      I have not used the plastic stapler that you linked to, but I have a Polyvance 5700HT Mini Weld Model 7 Airless Plastic Welder and a cheaper version from Harbor Freight, an 80 Watt Iron Plastic Welding Kit that is almost as good.

      I have considered getting this as well: 1300 Watt Plastic Welding Kit with Air Motor and Temperature Adjustment

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      I just realized I posted the wrong link, I was looking at a few different things. I was debating on going with the more expensive $200 kit but I figured this should get the job done. It's a 80w iron plastic welder.
      https://www.amazon.ca/Chicago-Electric-Welding-Systems-Plastic/dp/B00B1FKCGA/ref=sr_1_9?crid=2GTP5N2JEG3NA&keywords=plastic+welder&qid=1555438227&s=gateway&sprefix=plastic+welder%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-9


      these are the sticks I was going to buy with it
      https://www.amazon.ca/50PCS-Plastic...B068N2X9Y63&psc=1&refRID=WGGXZKGQ6B068N2X9Y63


      Do you notice a huge difference in the larger model then the harbour fright one for smaller projects? Do you think the 80w will be powerful enough for the trim pieces around the grill? That's really all I will be using it for to make the complete and was thinking when I put the mesh in to add tabs on the back to hold the mesh. Besides that the bumper itself will probably just need to be filled in and cut in certain places.
       
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