Plastic Repair
 
 

 

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In the photograph above, you can see a scuff on a plastic bumper. Because plastic trim such as this is bare and unpainted, it can't just be filled and repainted with normal car paint by your local body shop. Special products and techniques are used to give an invisible repair.

a finished smart repair

The finished smart repair.
The gouges are filled with a special resin which is then sanded smooth. The area is then sprayed with a textured paint to reproduce the stippled effect of the original plastic finish. Then finally the repair is given a coat of coloured paint. These paints are specially mixed to match the exact colours and textures of individual makes and models of car. They are seldom quite as grey as they look and usually have a coloured tint.

Dents on plastic bumpers.

 

Written by Danny Argent

  
This page was last updated on Sat, 28 September, 2013
  
 

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