Our On-site Processes
- Stripped part arrives at our repair station / area
- Technician assess damage making sure it fits our strict repair criteria
- Images are taken prior to starting repairs
- Bumper bar is cleaned inside and out to ensure a repair area free of grease and dirt
- Damaged area is repaired using one of two methods:
a) Heat and Spike b) Plastic Fuse Welding
- Repairs are file finished with a flat file, then sanded with 120, 180, and finally 240 graded sanding.[IH1]
- Repair area is wiped down with plastic cleaner
- Quality control checks are performed on the repair
- Post-repair images are taken of the internal and external repair area
- A Lifetime Warranty Sticker is placed on the inside of the job with a registration number
- Finished job is presented to be signed off via our mobile application
Impact Damage – Heat & Spike Repair Method
Heat is applied on the damaged area following the direction of the force of impact. Once the plastic is heated to a workable state, the Plastfix Hand Spike is then used to slowly manipulate the impact back into shape. The heating and working of the impacted area may take multiple attempts as the plastic cools down. As soon as the repair is deemed satisfactory, the surface is file finished, shaving away any slight imperfections, and sanded in preparation for painting.
Tears and Fractures - Plastic Fuse Welding – Repair Method
This is a method of repairing fractures, or tears, by fuse welding plastic parts with rods of plastic welding material. Once the damaged area has been manipulated, in preparation to start the welding process, a channel is ground along the tear maximising the volume of fused plastic that will remain after it has been ground and file finished.
After the channel is complete, the welding rod is placed in-front of the channel, heat is applied, both on the plastic rod and the parts. As both plastics start to melt the two parts fuse as one, and the repair is then cooled.
The welded repairs are then ground using an air sander, and file finished in preparation for paint work.