Honda Civic Bumper Cover
How to Take Care of Your Honda Civic Bumper Cover
The Honda Civic slowly crept into the American automotive scene as an economic performer. Some enthusiasts just can't get enough of when that V-tec kick in yo! When you drive through the highway and twisties on the mountainside, you feel the power on the front wheels as they grip the road. You just have to watch out for road hazards before they hit your bumper. A damaged bumper is not only an eye sore but is also a driving hazard. While the Honda Civic bumper cover is your front line protection, it also has other functions. It supports your Honda Civic's aerodynamics, air induction, and style. In order to prolong its lifespan, you have to take note of methods on how to preserve your bumper. Here are some of them:
- Avoid driving through rough roads and flooded areas if you can.
We highly recommend that you drive on well-paved roads only. But in case you can't avoid driving through rough roads or those submerged in flood, you should do so slowly and with extra caution. Driving through these areas increases the likelihood of exposing your bumper to scratches, dings, and cracks.
- Always be on the lookout for existing scratches.
Take a deep breath. Not all bumper damage will require you to visit your local body and paint shop right away. Minor scratches can be addressed using DIY fixes and some elbow grease. There are also rubbing compounds that can be easily found in auto shops that can be used for light scratches.
- Apply rubbing compound on light scratches for a quick fix.
Once you have identified where the light scratches are, you can proceed with applying the rubbing compound. First, you have to clean the area where you will be applying the solution. Next, you have to apply a minimum amount of the solution then rub in on the scratch in a circular motion. Allow it to dry to a haze before wiping off the excess. You can further buff it by applying a little wax then polish it off to a gloss.
- Wash and scrub your bumper cover.
One of the most basic maintenance procedures for your bumper is including it on your regular car wash. First, you rinse off the dirt that have accumulated during your regular use. You then scrub off the surface with a sponge soaked in a car shampoo solution. Repeat as needed. Once you are able to remove the dirt and grime, you rinse the bumper again with clean running water. Wipe it dry with a clean cloth.