Ford Fusion Bumper Cover
How to Keep Your Ford Fusion Bumper Cover in Top Condition
One of the first things that people notice in your car is the bumper cover. Aside from literally being the first part to catch attention due to its position in the vehicle, it's also your first line of defense during a front-end collision. So to keep your Ford Fusion bumper cover sturdy enough to protect you, simply form a habit of doing the following maintenance steps:
- Spray adhesion promoters on the bumper cover.
If you notice peeling on the bumper cover of your newly-bought car, then it's probably due to an adhesion problem. This can easily be solved using an adhesion promoter. Formulated from a mixture of chlorinated polyolefin (CPO) and conducive resins, the adhesive promoter makes the surface of the bumper cover more conducive to paint. This way, the paint can stick better to the bumper cover and peeling can be prevented. Take note that you have to scrutinize the paint manufacturer's specifications when applying coatings, such as paint or primer, to the bumper cover.
- Repair scratches or gouges as soon as you spot them.
A small scratch can turn into a huge mess if you don't take care of it immediately. Depending on the severity of the scratch, there are various fixes you can apply to make your bumper cover look new again. If it's just a minor scratch, then no sanding is needed to repaint the bumper. However, if the scratch is deep enough to have removed the paint and plastic, then you might need to get a bumper repair kit to fix it. What's important is that you get rid of the scratches as soon as possible.
- Attach bumper protectors to keep off minor scratches and dents.
Getting an aftermarket bumper protector adds up to your vehicle's protection. It boosts the durability of the bumper cover by adding an extra layer of padding so that your bumper is safe during parking and when driving in narrow spaces. You can install a bumper protector that compliments the overall style of your vehicle. Just be sure to pick one that snuggly fits into your car's bumper cover.