Here’s an interesting fact: modern cars contain a large number of plastic components. Parts, such as the interior bumper, door panels, and equipment housing, contain mainly plastic material. With this in mind, collision repair shops need to be knowledgeable in car body plastic repairs.
Why All the Plastic?
People unfairly demonize plastic as being cheap and inferior material. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Plastic reduces a car’s weight and improves fuel economy. Plastic is also more resistant to corrosion. Once the car is headed for the scrapyard, the plastic is easier to recycle and reuse than steel and aluminum.
Advantages of Car Body Plastic Repairs
Let’s say you have a minor collision that cracks the bumper. In the old days, the mechanic would have to replace the bumper entirely. He would then have to apply a large batch of matching auto paint before installing the new bumper.
With today’s technology, mechanics can simply repair the plastic underneath the bumper. They can patch the existing part, spot blend some paint, and the bumper is good as new. The advantages of auto plastic repairs include lower repair costs and quicker turnaround time.
Not all Shops Can Repair Plastics
Restoring plastic car parts is not as simple as you might believe. The exact repair process differs depending, for instance, whether the material is thermoset or thermoplastic. This determines the dent repair technique, which may include a chemical bonding process or airless welding.
We Perform Car Body Plastic Repair
Our crew is knowledgeable in all facets of vehicle repair, from restoring crumple zones to repairing plastic. Whether you have been in a major collision or minor fender bender, bring your car to Doug’s Auto Collision Center. We perform car body plastic repair on all vehicle makes and models.
Auto Plastic Parts Restoration
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