Well I had the same problem when I bought a new bumper for my 300E. I days later, I bumped another car, It dented my pumper and the impact strip was TKO'd, I went to the parts shop and they told me that the impact strip can be taken off the bumper and replaced. I did that, its easy, just take off the bumper(4 bolts!!!) and take the strip off from behind the bumper.
Hey if you plan on getting a body kit PM me and see if we can get a discount on 2 bodykits(Iwant one!!).
Buy the strip from FastLane(Look at the banner on top of the page).
I'd get a body kit though,any excuse is still an excuse
1987 mercedes 300E
1995 e320 conversion(hated the 300e grill)
Monochromatic Paint (Custom Blue)
Flat Badged (front)
custom "carbon fiber" console
18 inch HP EVO rims
Sold! Now I drive a Monte Carlo SS