Fix A Vehicle Bumper

Fixing a van bumper depends on how severe the damage is.

It is viable that provided you own a vehivle lingering Sufficiently, you'll excite a minor ding or scratch on the bumper. Van bumpers were once metal or chrome, manufacture them ponderous and cumbersome. Plastic replaced the chrome bumper to access aerodynamics and abbreviate the weight of the motorcar. Plastic bumpers, although weaker than their chrome counterparts are easier to repair when limited scratches or bumps are mythical. Bumpers can not be repaired provided they are split or severely dented, such as when the bumper is split all the bag completed.


1. Stare at the bottom of the bumper to catch away the type of plastic it is fabricated of. PP (polypropylene), PPO (polyphenylene oxide) and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) smudge when ground or device sanded, while PUR (polyurethane plastic exhausting) and TPUR (thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer) turn to dust when sanded.

2. Gem a plastic filler that works for the type of plastic your bumper is untrue of. The packaging honour Testament present this.

3. Spray the surface of the bumper, near the crack or scratch with a plastic prep solvent and rub it with a rag. Clean the inside of any deep scratches or cracks to remove dirt and oil. Grind a V-shape into the solvent using a rotary file to give the adhesive something to grab on to.6. Mix together hardener and the repair adhesive needed for your type of plastic on a piece of cardboard.

Allow the solvent to dry.4. Sand the solvent with an 80 grit sandpaper until smooth.5.

7. Apply the adhesive to the bumper using a body filler squeegee. Allow it to harden for 20 minutes. Sand it with 80 grit sandpaper until smooth.

8. Apply a matching plastic paint to your bumper according to the instructions on the label.