How to Fix that Broken Bumper with Chicago Area Collision Repair Shop

Remember when bumpers were stronger? Between 1974 and 1982, the government mandated that regulation bumpers had to be able to withstand, without any damage, any impact up to 5 mph. Impact standards were halved after 1982, primarily because car manufacturers wanted cheaper bumpers. Modern day cars sporting painted bumper covers sustain a variety of damages from small incidents, including punctures, cracks, scuffs, paint scratches, and large caved-in areas. Even bumpers on Jeeps or other more rugged vehicles are brittle plastic coverings over primarily empty insides, so they’re liable to cave in and crack like any other vehicle. If you’re the owner of a vehicle with a broken bumper, a body repair Lincoln Park shop is ready and able to fix your bumper, and make it as good as new.

Your bumper consists of three parts, the structural support, an inner foam panel, and a plastic cover. If damage is minor, a repair shop can use plastic repair equipment to melt your bumper back together.

A body repair Lincoln Park company can fix bumpers that are scratched, scuffed, dented, or even cracked. Modern bumpers are integrated with many car systems, like turn signals, fog lights, trim, backup sensors, lane-change warning sensors, cameras, airbag sensors, and air intakes. All these parts must be removed before any bumper repair or replacement is possible.

Chicago bumpers can be repaired by using filler or plastic repair material to fix dents and cracks. Once repaired, the bumper surface is cleaned and sanded to make sure that paint will adhere to it. Next – painting, which involves matching properly the existing vehicle color before laying the base coat, 1 to 3 more color coats, and the final step of clear coating. Every paint layer has to cure properly, or you’ll need to start over.

Some bumper components will probably be damaged beyond repair. A Chicago collision repair shop will replaces parts, including damaged components like cameras, sensors, air-bag sensors, and lights. It takes time, experience, and the right tools to fix your broken bumper correctly. For more information, visit the website at


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