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Old 11-17-2019, 05:29 PM   #1
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Front Headlight Bezel Replacement

2014 Georgetown had slight damage to plastic, Driver side headlight bezel while stored in warehouse, picture attached. Contacted FR about replacement, told to contact local authorized dealer who then contacted FR. Was told Black/Chrome bezel has been replaced by Chrome bezel meaning I have to order both driver and passenger side. Quoted to me by dealer as $189.93 ea. Asked about labor as they appear to be "glued" on. Ask for quote on labor - 2 hrs each side @ $135/hr for total of $540. Plus $316 for bezels (Service only marks parts up 50% while the Parts dept mark them up 80%). Anyone have info on alternate source for these bezels and how or type of adhesive used to attach them?
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:16 PM   #2
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I have the same bezel in plastic and the chrome coating has worn off.
I'm considering removing them and paint them with good quality Chrome paint for plastic.
May be cheaper to fill in and paint with chrome paint for plastic.


This is what I plan to use on my bezels.
The chrome is gone and the black under the chrome is showing thru.


Best stuff around if you spray lightly and use a hair dryer to dry between coats. only 3.5 oz can but worth a quick fix for me.
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Old 11-19-2019, 12:34 PM   #3
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You can fill in the holes with this 3M product that is used to repair broken plastic parts.
https://www.zoro.com/3m-semi-rigid-p...40/i/G2178434/


Unique formula bonds a variety of semi-rigid plastics
Fast-curing urethane chemistry enhances productivity
Adhesive reinforces two-sided repairs
High-performance adhesive creates a lasting bond
200 mL dual-syringe cartridge system makes application easier
3M™ Semi-Rigid Plastic Repair effectively repairs both one-sided and two-sided damage on a variety of automotive plastic components. This adhesive is commonly used for backside reinforcement repair, as well as general bonding. We recommend our high-performance, two-component urethane adhesive for repairing damaged bumpers and re-building tabs.


3M™ Semi-Rigid Plastic Repair is a specially formulated urethane adhesive that will create a strong, lasting-lasting repairStrong Adhesion for Semi-Rigid Plastics
From reinforcing the backside of bumpers to re-building tabs, 3M™ Semi-Rigid Plastic Repair is a specially formulated urethane adhesive that will create a strong, lasting-lasting repair. Our product is an excellent choice for bonding, back-side reinforcing and cosmetic filling of plastic parts because of its extremely fast work time and strength. We formulated our product to offer strong adhesion over a range of temperatures. It's also highly effective for bonding dissimilar material s such as plastic, fiberglass and metal.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:39 PM   #4
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Thanks Iggy for the information and options to consider. Right now I'm leaning toward buying a new chrome bezel and painting it black since I prefer the black look over the chrome. Of course, I will have to paint the other bezel also. My next quest is trying to find out the type of adhesive they use and how to remove and reattach the bezels. The damaged bezel is loose on the end and appears to have broken loose from the impact. You can also see the adhesive underneath.
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Let me know how it come off when you do it.
Take a few pictures because I may take mine off and repaint them off instead of attached. That's if it possible without breaking them.
Like to see them in black paint.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:33 AM   #6
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So you getting the bezels from Forest River or someone else?
What is the part number and who did you contact at FR to buy them?
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