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Bumper Damage

Long gone are the days when bumpers have to be replaced when damaged. New state of the art technology allows many plastic bumpers to be repaired instead of replaced. Airpark Collision Center owner says, “Our plastic welder was worth the investment, our customers love it because the repair bill is less expensive and the turn around time is quicker.” “Serving the north Scottsdale area, we repair a lot of high end vehicles, and part prices are very costly.” “We are fortunate to have very talented technicians that have the experience and knowledge to use this piece of equipment to its fullest capability.”

Industry repair data shows that repairing a bumper versus replacing one can save a customer on average 60% and even more on luxury vehicles. Because, bumper repair can be less costly, many people avoid making an insurance claim. In addition, plastic bumper repair is a green option-there is no waste being placed in landfills.

Can a plastic bumper crack repair be done every time? The answer to the question is….yes. In just about every situation, a crack can be repaired seamlessly. Cracks are repaired by plastic welding techniques or with structural adhesives-and the paint can be blended to match the color. When the repair occurs in a flat area on the bumper, repairs are less complicated and less expensive. However, when the repairs must be made on curves or around molded areas such as fog lights, it will require additional time and resources. When this happens, the expense must be considered on a case by case basis.

Overall, plastic bumper repair seems to be here to stay. In fact, as car manufacturers begin to use more plastic on vehicles to support fuel efficiency, we can only assume this repair method is the wave of the future.

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