Repair of plastic car parts is a process of restoring the integrity and appearance of car elements made of plastic. Plastic parts can be damaged as a result of accidents, collisions or improper use of the vehicle. Repair of plastic auto parts is a process that requires professional skills and special equipment.
Professional restoration of plastic components
There are several methods for restoring the plastic components of a car. One of the most common methods is plastic welding. When welding plastics, parts are heated to a certain temperature, after which molten material is applied to the surface, which then cools and solidifies. This method allows you to restore damaged parts and maintain their strength and shape.
Another method of restoring plastic parts is gluing. When gluing plastic parts, special adhesives are used, which are applied to the surface of the part and glue it to another part. This method is commonly used to restore small parts and damage.
If the damage to a part is too severe, it may need to be replaced.
Stages of repair of plastic car parts
Repair of plastic car parts includes several stages.
- The first step is to prepare the surface of the damaged part. The surface is cleaned of dirt and dust, after which the nature of the damage is determined. If the damage is minor, the part can be repaired by welding or gluing. If the damage is severe, the part may need to be replaced.
- The second stage is the restoration of the damaged part. If the part can be repaired, then the appropriate method (welding or gluing) is used. If the part cannot be restored, then it is replaced with a new one.
- The third stage is mesh reinforcement. If the damage to the part is too severe, it may be necessary to reinforce the surface with fiberglass mesh. The mesh is superimposed on the surface of the part and fixed with glue or resin. Then the surface of the part is covered with a layer of special material, which is fixed on the surface of the grid and creates additional strength of the part.
- The fourth step is finishing. After the part has been restored and reinforced (if necessary), the surface of the part is processed with a grinding tool and covered with a layer of paint to restore its appearance and color.
Replacement And Repair Of Plastic Parts
If the damage to the plastic part is too severe, it may need to be replaced. When replacing a part, make sure it matches the original specifications and dimensions. You also need to make sure that the part is correctly installed and secured.
Replacing plastic parts can be quite expensive, especially if you are replacing a large part, such as a bumper. Approximate prices for replacement plastic parts may vary depending on the type of part, vehicle make and market conditions. On average, bumper replacement can cost from 7,000 to 15,000 hryvnia.
Repairing automotive plastics by welding or gluing is usually a cheaper way to restore parts than replacing them. Approximate repair prices depend on the type of damage and the method of restoration. Repair of minor damage can cost several thousand hryvnia, while the restoration of large parts can cost several times more.
In any case, when repairing or replacing plastic parts of a car, you should only contact professionals who have the appropriate experience and equipment to perform such work. Qualified specialists will be able to quickly and efficiently restore damaged parts, as well as guarantee their durability and safety in operation.