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DIY Car Bumper Maintenance

Car paint damage can be caused by a number of variables. Car accidents, kid accidents, poor parking practice, and other mishaps are all causes for a mark or two on your great paint job. While scratches do detract from the visual beauty of your car, paying a body shop for a new coat of paint or even a small touch-up can be an expensive task.


How to Fix Car Bumper Scratches

Fixing damaged plastic bumpers involves grinding, sanding, sculpting and painting. But it’s worth the effort for repairs that would cost less than your deductible.

There ought a be a law: If there’s a post in a parking lot—any post—it should be high enough to see when you’re backing up. Unfortunately, the law we usually see applied is Murphy’s, and the resulting body-damage repairs will cost just a few dollars less than your insurance deductible. And that’s precisely the scenario we were faced with after trying to maneuver our trusty Honda Civic out of a tight space in a crowded mall parking lot.

A lot of people would first try to do what you shouldn’t: Head to the local auto parts store for some el cheapo body filler and a can of matching spray paint. Surprise! The technology of auto body parts has changed—and you’ll need a completely different array of supplies to repair painted plastic parts than you would use to repair sheet-metal. Fortunately, there are a number of companies making repair and refinishing materials for plastic bumpers, as well as plastic fenders and door skins made from sheet molding compound.

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Do you have a bumper cover dent? A lot of auto shops can be very costly if you have them professionally done. Below are a number of methods in which anyone with a dent in their plastic bumper can do that will help repair or fix the dent out of the bumper cover.

By: Author Matthew Wright.

How to Install Front Bumper


You were minding your own business, driving down the road, when something jumped right in front of you and you smashed up the front of your truck. Maybe it didn’t happen exactly like that, but in any case you need to replace a bent and squished front bumper so your friends and loved ones will stop giving you that look all the time. You know the look, that “you are a screw-up because you’re driving a wrecked truck” look. In the case of this truck, however, something did jump right in front of it – a six-point buck chasing some you-know-what. At least his final thoughts were pleasant and hopeful.

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Different vehicle types are best approached accordingly. If your car permits you to get below the car and heat the area of the dent, use that tip. If there is no squeeze room to get underneath the bumper or under the car, use the way that involves detaching the bumper cover from the vehicle. But if all else fails we at Guanella will offer you a permanent and professional, price competitive solution.


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