Originally Posted by LeonK
I have 96 Runner and I noticed 2" crack on the rear bumper's chrome. Rust bleeds out from the crack and there's rusted stain around it. ... What can I do to fix it?
I had the same thing happen (rear bumper, to about the same extent) on my old '93 Yota pickup warhorse. A little over a year ago I was rear-ended (medium-intensity hit) at a stop light, and it _destroyed_ the bumper... The ol' rusty bar took the entirety of the hit, twisted radically, and literally _tore_ in the middle. Not until it was ripped open did I fully realize how eaten up it had been inside, 'cause from the back / outside and all angles / underneath it looked 'nominal'.
...So my advice -- unless you can prove to yourself it isn't already eaten up inside, replace it.