Getting Your Buick Rendezvous Bumper Covers Back in Shape
Usually made of plastic and painted with colors that match your vehicle, Buick Rendezvous bumper covers primarily serve as decorative coverings for bumpers. Most people would probably think that these fixtures absorb most of the impact, but in fact they only provide a minimal amount of protection for the bumpers. And despite being made from sturdy materials, bumper covers can still be easily damaged. Here are some of the problems that car owners usually encounter with their bumper covers and what you can do to restore their form:
Dents are very common in bumper covers. This type of damage usually results from collision, and its repair is not a very complicated procedure. You can fix this deformity by making use of a heat gun and therefore eliminating the need for a replacement. Simply warm the dented area with the heat gun. Just remember not to overheat the area of the bumper cover you are trying to repair. Too much heat could only damage the paint, and you don't want an additional task to take on, do you? While warming the damaged part, make sure that you push out the dent from the backside of the bumper cover.
There are times when your bumper cover is damaged to the point of being gouged or torn already. It can still be fixed, though. There are patch kits available for this kind of damage, or you can opt for plastic welding. You can apply body filler into these cracks as well, and then let it dry for about an hour. Don't forget to sand the edges of the torn area before patching it up. Sand it again after the filler has dried to smoothen the surface of the bumper cover.
Get rid of scratches on your bumper cover by repainting it. Sand its surface and clean the dust away before applying the automotive body filler. Dust particles tend to create bumps in the paint, which will prevent your bumper cover from having a smooth finish. Also, you must coat the bumper cover's surface with primer before spraying it with a thin layer of color coat.