Common Problems with the Chevrolet Colorado Bumper Covers
Built from the most durable and highest quality of materials, Chevrolet Colorado bumper covers meet and even exceed OE specifications. Aside from protecting your bumper against dents and scratches, the cover improves the overall look of your truck. It gives your Chevrolet Colorado a meaner, tougher look that it deserves. Since bumper covers are designed to shield your truck's headlights, fog lights, and grille during front-end collisions, it's prone to scratches, cracks, or dents. Once you notice these signs of damage, it's time to do some troubleshooting. Below are the most common problems encountered by Chevrolet Colorado owners, and the possible culprits behind them:
Loose bumper cover
When you notice a gap between your truck's bumper and its bumper cover, the supports may be loose. This is one of the most common problems encountered by truck owners who have bumper covers installed on their vehicles. Over time, the fasteners, clips, or bolts may have come loose due to vibrations, loose threads, or minor fender-benders. Also, if the truck owner installed an ill-fitting bumper cover, it will eventually come loose. This problem can be easily resolved by making sure that the screws, fasteners, or clips are secured properly. For corroded metal screws or fasteners, remove the old ones and then buy a new set to fasten the bumper cover properly.
Dents, cracks, and scratches
Since bumper covers are designed to protect your truck's bumpers, scratches, dents, and cracks are a common sight on the covers. It can affect the overall look of your truck and be a real eyesore. These problems are usually caused by front and rear fender-benders, parking mishaps, and other driving accidents. To fix these dents, you can either use a heat gun (for plastic bumper covers) or a rubber mallet (for metal bumper covers) to restore it to its original form. You can apply small amounts of body filler to smoothen out scratches on your bumper covers. Cracks, on the other hand, need polyurethane bonding agents to properly bind the broken plastic together. Flexible body filler is also used to smoothen out the rough edges after filling the gaps. A good spray of paint is recommended to restore its original color.