Nissan Pickup Bumpers
No to Nissan Klunkers: How to Troubleshoot Problems with Nissan Pickup Bumpers
Your Nissan Pickup is equipped stylish yet sturdy bumpers on the front and rear end of your vehicle to guarantee protection against damage caused by accidents. Unfortunately, these bumpers are not everlasting car parts; they also get scratched, they bend, and they break-troubles that could be really bad for your pickup. Thankfully, there are quick solutions to those woes, and here are some of them:
A common problem for bumpers-whether they are made of chrome, steel, or plastic-are cracks, especially after collision incidents. Luckily, cracks are just easy to seal, especially for plastic bumpers. You can either weld the affected portions or apply a two-part epoxy filler on the cracked areas. Whichever procedure you go for, remember five things: drill, clean, fill, sand, and coat. You may need to drill the cracked surface deeper, so the filler would set in more effectively. And, of course, before you apply the filler material, you have to make sure first that the surface is clean. Lastly, for polishing, sand and coat the treated areas. Voila! Crack-free Nissan pickup bumpers that are good as new.
Aside from cracks, dents are also common signs of bumper damage. And they are also fairly easy to resolve. To shape back your bumpers to their original form, you would need a heat gun (a blow dryer can be an alternative) and a mallet or plunger. Just heat the deformed area until it can be easily shaped or molded. Then with your gloved hands or-as in the case of big dents-with a mallet or plunger, pull or push the deformed portion out. After putting back your bumpers to their original form, you can also bathe the affected areas with a bucketful of cold water to lock the reshaping.
If you think your pickup's bumpers are only at risk when you're on the highway, think again. Your bumpers can still be in trouble even if your Nissan pickup is just parked silently in your garage. The cause? No less than scratches! Good thing there are touch-up paints, which you can readily purchase at hardware or automotive stores, for quick patch-ups. For the fix, just apply a dab of paint that is of similar color to your bumpers and top the scratch with a buffing compound.