Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Bumper
Tips in Cleaning and Caring for the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Bumper
Cleaning and maintaining the bumpers of the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 on a regular basis should be a no-brainer, but you'll be surprised at how many owners tend to neglect these parts of the vehicle. Harsh weather, rough roads, and the passage of time can take quite a toll on the bumpers. But with proper care, you can keep them looking vibrant in spite of these factors. Below are some cleaning and maintenance tips you can use for the Chevrolet Suburban 1500 bumper:
- Use the right type of cleaner.
A lot of people tend to use dish soap or other types of detergent that have lying around their house, but this is actually not advisable. Aside from being ineffective in removing dirt and mud from the bumper, household detergent can actually strip the protective wax on the bumper's surface, giving it a faded appearance as well as making it more vulnerable to scratches and scuffs. Instead, use a car shampoo that's specifically designed to clean automotive body panels including the bumper. Some car shampoos even come with a polishing agent, which adds a coating of wax to the bumper surface.
- Use a wash mitt or a soft cloth to wash the bumper.
A wash mitt or a soft lint-free cloth is gentle enough not to leave small scratches on the surface of the bumper, unlike brushes. For the same reason, it is also not advisable to have the vehicle cleaned in an automatic car wash, as they tend to use large brushes with hard bristles.
- Fix minor dents with hot water.
Whether it's caused by a botched parking job or a traffic mishap, dents on the bumper is a common and unsightly problem. But if the dent is small and did not penetrate the paint, you can still nix that trip to the auto body shop with a kettle of boiling water. Simply pour boiling water onto the dented area and reach out from behind the bumper and push the dent outwards. You can also use a plunger if you are unable to reach the dent, although make sure that the head of the plunger is larger than the damaged area. Once the bumper pops back into its original shape, pour cold water over the area to prevent it from sinking back.