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How to Repair a Plastic Bumper?

1. Remove the plastic that needs to be repaired and prep the bumper scuff area by cleaning it with a surface cleaner designed for plastic surfaces. Rinse off the cleaner, let it dry and then wipe the scuff with a prep solvent. When applying the prep solvent make sure that you are only moving in a single direction.

2. When the solvent is dry, sand the area and then form a v shaped groove into the damaged area both on the back and front fascia sides. This “v” shape will let you line up the two edges

3. Mix together the repair tears and the adhesive. Sometimes you might need to hold the repair together with masking tape on the fasciaÂ’s front side. If you like, you can add self stick fibreglass repair tape to add some structure to the area that you are repairing. The adhesive and hardener need to have equal amounts in the mixture. You will apply two layers, the second layer at a ninety degree angle to the first layer.

4. After the mixture has hardened (this can take around twenty minutes), take off the tape you applied to the front of the fascia and use sandpaper to get rid of any of the mixture that might have squeezed through and sand down any places that are above the finished fascia level. Use the repair mixture to fill any crevices or lowered spots on the fasciaÂ’s front and use a squeegee to level it off.

5. After the mixture on the front size of the fascia has hardened, sand it down to make sure that the bumper is level. Use eighty grit sandpaper first and follow it with one hundred twenty grit sandpaper. Apply a lighter coat of the repair mixture to fill any imperfections on the surface and to restore the bumpers contour and then sand that down with four hundred grit sandpaper that is wet.

6. When the bumper scuff has been repaired, you can paint it. After applying a part sealer and letting it dry, you can prime the bumper with two coats of primer surfacer (let the first coat dry before applying the second. After that, you can spray the paint onto the repaired bumper scuff. After it is dry, add a mixture of clear coat and hardener, and when everything is dry you can put the bumper back onto the car.

Of course, if this all seems like too much work, or if you arenÂ’t sure this is a process you should do by yourself, the technicians at LVV services are standing by and ready to fix your bumper scuff for you. LVV will send one of its SMART educated technicians out to your home to fix your bumper scuff. This is far more affordable than sending your car to a full auto body repair shop (which could say that you need to replace the whole bumper) and a lot easier than trying to repair your bumper scuff yourself!


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Some reviews from our Satisfied Customers

Great work carried out
on 26, Mar 2017
Repaired two alloys for me. Great work carried out, friendly and fun service from the two gents and good value for money. I would definitely recommend.
Dave Williamson
from Cardiff
Excellent job
on 10, Feb 2017
Did a repair on my machine cut alloys came to my house were honest before they started that as it was a machine cut they could do a repair but not exactly match the finish well i'Il defy anyone to spot the repair it is an excellent job would defiantly recommend
John Carter
from Cardiff
Great service
on 07, Jul 2017
Great service, work and guys. As an accident prone driver I will definitely use them again!
Highly recommend!!
on 07, Oct 2017
Highly recommend!! Great job on a bumper repair, very professional service
Very pleased
on 18, Oct 2017
Very pleased with the work done by Carmond at LVV services. He managed to come out to do the work the day after I contacted him. Disguising/repairing a cigarette burn on the back seat. Looks good as new and at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend. Very helpful and great friendly service.
on 02, Sep 2017
Fantastic job Carmond! Very happy with the job you done for the wheel on my car and just a small fraction of a full refurb. Honest service, friendly and reasonably priced finished to a very high standard and a nice chat whilst the work was completed. Can not ask for more... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Fantastic service and a fantastic price!
on 21, Sep 2017
Fantastic service and a fantastic price! Would recommend them to anyone! My car looks good as new and it was completed in under an hour! Thank you guys!
Carla James
from Caerphilly
Very good service!
on 08, Sep 2017
Very good service! Great repair on my Hyundai rear bumper, can't tell its been repaired. Excellent price. Definately reconmmend,would use again if needed. Bonus of having repair completed on your own driveway!
Darren Yemm
from Swansea
Arrived on time
on 16, Oct 2017
A great job gents. Arrived on time and were polite friendly and knew exactly what they were doing. I have no hesitation in recommending LVV Services. Thanks loads
Very fair pricing
on 05, Oct 2017
Had the steering wheel refurbed brilliant job looks like new, attention to detail is excellent, its made my car look a lot better, i would def recommend, with very fair pricing
Terry Halling
from Swansea
Sorted my seats with burn holes
on 09, Nov 2017
Restored my alloy and sorted my seats with burn holes. Can’t fault at all.
Gethin Jones
from Cardiff
Very high quality work
on 16, Oct 2017
Had a scrape to the wheel arch repaired on TT and repairs to worn driver seat bolster. Very prompt and quick, very high quality work. Would definitely recommend
Andy White
from Swansea
Great service excellent repair
on 10, Jun 2017
Great service excellent repair on small dents on my Audi Q5 drivers door, can't tell its been repaired. Prompt arrival at my home two great guys excellent price. Definitely recommend,would use again if needed.
Stephen Waters
from Bettws - Bridgend
Repair job was amazing!
on 24, Feb 2017
Great service and came to the house which was a massive bonus! Had a scuffed black alloy, the repair job was amazing! Looks like new! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a car repair!
Louise Baldwin
from Swansea
What a fantastic job
on 10, Nov 2016
Had a couple of dents removed from my black Kuga last week. What a fantastic job and what a nice couple of guys. Easy to deal with, punctual and professional. Will definitely use their services again and would recommend to anyone. Thanks Steve.
Andrew Knight
from Swansea
Brilliant guys!
on 15, Jun 2017
Brilliant guys! thank you so much for making my bump look a lot better! ? 100% recommend
Lauren Davies
from Bridgend
Repaired my seat fast
on 22, Nov 2017
Repaired my seat fast with no hassle! Fantastic efficient service, worth the money!
Shannon Horton
from Sarn Bridgend
Excellent job
on 18, Feb 2017
Excellent job, thank you Steve & Carmond very pleased with what you did I definitely use you again and definitely recommend you, once again thanks
Mark Meredith
from Cardiff
Highly recommended.
on 17, Nov 2017
Excellent service! Very professional and easy to deal with. Highly recommended.
Sam Small
from Gowerton Swansea
Good Value for money
on 09, Feb 2017
Good Value for money
Sue Russell
from Bridgend
Very happy
on 29, Sep 2017
Very happy with my bumper repair and cost
Dan Malfatti
from Cardiff
on 08, Aug 2019
Came to sort out a dent and some scuffed paintwork on my Maserati!! First class job quick and professional can’t see the repair - recommended
Steve Bridgend
from Bridgend
on 26, Jul 2021
Great service!, had a crack on my bumper which now looks good as new. Great value for money and Would highly recommend

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