Have you been in a fender bender and need someone to complete some much needed bumper repair work on your car? No need to look any further. Chippewa Auto will take a look at your bumper and assess the damage. Then we will let you know if the whole bumper should be replaced or if our repair technicians can utilize a method of bumper repair to fix the problem. Although it is much easier just to replace the entire bumper, most times your plastic bumper can just be repaired. So stop by and see us today to find out how we can help you!
Our technician will assess the damage to your bumper prior to making a decision of how to proceed. He will then make the decision if the bumper can be saved or if a new one must be ordered. If a bumper repair can be made, there are three methods to choose from.
- Heat and Pop Method – This is the preferred method to repair a bumper. It preserves your paint and the structural integrity and is for minor bumper dents where the paint is left intact.
- Sand, Patch and Repaint Method – If your bumper shows more serious damage, such as dents, scratches, scuffs or cracks, then there will be a bit more work involved. The bumper will need to be sanded down, primered and repainted. In some cases an application of bondo to the damaged area is needed.
- Plastic Weld Method – If your bumper has a crack in it, it may still be possible to repair using a plastic welder. This process is similar to welding on metal. This is a practical approach for small cracks, but larger cracks will require a bumper replacement.