Cracked Fender? Fix It the Smart Way.
A cracked bumper is one of the very most typical car body repairs performed by smart (Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques) repair operatives. Frequently this sort of injury results in scores, scuffs and scrapes that can be fixed efficiently by way of a mobile car body repair technician with a few auto body filler, primer, paint and lacquer. Sometimes however, a fracture will appear and split the bumper and this has to be dealt with otherwise.
If there is a cracked fender not repaired or the repair is completed with filler that was regular, the structural integrity of the fender is undermined. It is critical that the fender fracture is treated and rejoined having a tough yet flexible resin. There is a particular technique used to execute this which must be carried out every time.
Generally the fracture does not appear serious, it often has the appearance of a hairline fracture also it is appealing to run a small filler over it as fixed, and treat that. The end result of this is that the next time the bumper is put under any pressure at all, the crack often widen and will reappear. The crack should be widened, effectively worsening the damage, initially so that there is enough of an opening for the resin. The crack permanently ceases from jogging again. A v-shaped groove should be made down the middle of the crack, wide enough for the drill bit without going off the border of the crack to make a hole.
A mix of hardener and resin, specifically invented for fender repairs like this, is then injected into each of the holes which have been drilled. The Alloy Wheel Refurb Enfield net backing provides the purchase needed to forbid the resin going right through. The aim here is to efficiently “stitch” the repair together.
Care must be taken as the fender resin can melt down if sanded. After the resin has completely hardened the fender is structurally sound again and will be sanded, filled, primed, painted and lacquered as normal. Result – a perfect fender repair