Common Causes of Dodge Ram 1500 Bumper Trim Defects
Your Dodge Ram 1500's bumper trim is slim but it is capable of reinforcing your pickup truck's defense. Since it is located at the front side of your vehicle, it is frequently exposed to harmful elements that will wear it overtime. If you think your truck's bumper trim is no longer fit to do its job, then you had better step out of your auto and troubleshoot to check for signs of wear and tear. Listed below are some of the Dodge Ram 1500 bumper trim defects and their causes.
Flaking paint job
If you have noticed flakes of paint falling off your truck's bumper trim, then you might need to check the type of paint used or the type of bumper material your trim is made of. You see, most trims are made of plastic and rubber. Painting them would require a less time for sanding and drying. In fact, signs of flaking and peeling paint are a result of improper painting or failure to allot time for drying. These symptoms are usually seen in newly painted bumper trims. Luckily, you can easily detect a faulty paint job by just looking or by wiping the trim with cloth. So, if there are flakes falling, then it means you may have chosen the wrong paint, or you did not set enough time for drying.
Hard and brittle bumper trim surface
If visually inspecting the bumper trim surface and you find signs of cracks, scrapes, and other types of deformities, then it means your trim is already weak and fragile. You see, you do not need to be an auto expert to know that bumper trims with cracks are already worn out. This early degradation could be a result of poor maintenance or your bumper trim has exceeded its life service. You can simply diagnose a brittle bumper trim by observing the paint job. Brittle bumper trims usually have fading paint jobs.
Dented bumper trims
Failing to notice other cars while parallel-parking can cause unwanted dents or impressions on the bumper trim. It should easily be noticeable because of the shape distortion. Even though the damage may be small, you should immediately find time for a repair or replacement to strengthen your car's weakened defense. In attempting a DIY repair for the bumper trims, be sure to park the car on a flat surface to prevent the pickup truck from rolling towards you.