Protecting Against Bumper Scuffs

by:Yourijiu     2020-06-30
If you have a tight garage to get your car in and always find yourself touching the walls or sides of the garage when parking causing unsightly scuffs and scratches on the bumpers or doors, read on for here are some preventative measures to stop this happening. First thing you can do is to measure the distance from the back of the garage and where the rear wheels will be when the car is in the garage, then safely fix a piece of wood to the floor at that point. So when reversing into the garage your wheels will touch the piece of wood on the floor when you are in as far as you can go. Alternatively place sections of carpet or padded material on areas on the wall where you are likely to hit when reversing or forward parking, this will minimise scratches or scuffs on vulnerable panels like bumpers. Concrete or lime on the car Sometimes when you're driving through a construction area or even when you're parked you can sometimes get small concrete lumps on your car. If not removed carefully the concrete can damage the panel enough to warrant a panel re-spray. The best way to remove the concrete lumps is to get some lime scale remover, and spray over the concrete, leave until soft then carefully remove with a cloth. You might have to reapply the lime scale remover if the concrete is not soft enough. The same process applies with any other form of product that contains lime. Cracks on Bumpers If you get a crack on your front or rear bumper and do not get it repaired straight away the crack could start to increase in size. The best thing to do while you decide on a repair that is best for you, is to buy some duck tape, duck tape comes in numerous colours and you might find one to match yours. Place the duck tape on the crack so it is completely covered and gentle but firmly push down on the tape to make sure the tape adheres to the plastic bumper, this will stop the crack from increasing in size and if you can get a colour to match will look better too. Dents on Plastic Bumpers Plastic bumpers are very flexible, so when you get a dent on one there is a good chance that you can repair it yourself. First you need to make sure you have access to the area behind the plastic bumper, if you haven't then unfortunately you will have to get the bumper repaired by a professional. Heat up the bumper dent with a hair drier, this will make the damaged section more pliable. Once the bumper is at a sufficient temperature, (ideally hot enough to touch but not hot enough to burn) push the dent out from behind slowly but firmly while holding a cloth. Once the dent has come out to a sufficient degree pour water over the area which will hold the bumper in its new position and stop it from folding back in.
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