recycling process begins with thermal reforming. High temperature
soak tanks are used to soften the bumper and chemically clean the
bumper, returning it to its originally molded shape. Each bumper is
then stripped to insure good paint adhesion.
Now the bumper
is ready for our repair technician. Each person performs the
complete repair process and follows the bumper up to its final prime
coat. Double sided airless plastic welding is the primary method of
repair. First the technician tapes and glues the torn area, holding
them secure. Next, The technician uses a die grinder to cut a grove
so the plastic welding rod achieves deep penetration. This process
is repeated on the reverse side strengthening the welded joint.
completion of the structural repairs, the bumper is sanded and a
flexible filler is applied to level the surface.
The bumper is
sanded in successively finer grits until a smooth scratch free
surface is achieved. A primer coat is applied and the technician
performs a detailed inspection and repairs any surface
the bumper receives a final application of black coating which
serves as a prime coat for color coated bumpers or as a finished
coat for black bumpers.
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