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Do-it-yourself plastic car parts repair: methods and step-by-step instructions
Do-it-yourself plastic car parts repair: methods and step-by-step instructions

Over time, plastic decorative interior parts and external body elements are subject to aging, abrasion and other mechanical damage. They are the most destructible elements of the vehicle. Many motorists are interested in the question of how to independently repair the plastic parts of the car body.

Plastic restoration methods

The master applied putty

There are several methods for restoring plastic machine parts. One of the easiest restoration methods is gluing. Do-it-yourself repair of plastic parts of a car in this way will require a minimum amount of material and some free time from the master. Also, many motorists resort to soldering plastic on the affected area. However, this method is much more complicated and requires special equipment (a soldering iron for melting plastic). It is hardly possible for a beginner to carefully solder the damaged area togethersucceed.

There are also other fairly popular ways to repair plastic car parts (door handles, bumpers, parts in the vehicle interior):

  1. Tightening with leather (natural or artificial) of the damaged area of ​​plastic.
  2. Primer and subsequent painting.
  3. Grinding with a special tool after heating the plastic part.
  4. Pasting a defect with a masking film. It is important to choose the right color for the repair material.

Gluing plastic broken in two

Master started repair

To repair plastic car parts with adhesive, you will need materials such as:

  1. Primer for leveling the surface and further applying cream or paint.
  2. Epoxy.
  3. Fiberglass cloth.
  4. Sandpaper for removing excess dried soil. In this case, the grain size of this material should be selected individually. The larger the area of ​​damage, the coarser the skin should be.

It is important to choose the right adhesive that can withstand severe frosts, high humidity, vibration and temperature changes.

Glue must be applied to two opposite parts of the plastic part, and then joined together. If excess adhesive appears, immediately remove it with a fiberglass cloth. After that, it is necessary to leave the repaired part alone for several hours.

After the glue has completely drieda primer can be applied over the damaged surface to mask the notches resulting from damage to the plastic. If necessary, you can later paint the plastic.

Primer and paint dents on plastic

Result before and after repair

In order to successfully carry out the repair of plastic car parts, you need to stock up on some materials:

  • varnish suitable for plastic parts;
  • sandpaper marked P 1200;
  • paint that matches the damaged part;
  • primer for removing dents and leveling the surface;
  • a set of tools needed to carefully remove fasteners.

It is best to begin the repair of plastic car parts by dismantling the damaged part. During this operation, it is advisable to use a tool specially designed for this, which will protect the decorative plastic elements from further destruction.

After the damaged element is in your hands, you need to clean it from dust and dirt, and then degrease the damaged surface. Remember that some liquids can have a detrimental effect on the repaired part, so first apply the solution to the back of the plastic product. To make sure that the solution does not harm, you should wait about 30 minutes. If the degreasing solution did not cause visible defects, then it can be safely applied to other places of the plastic.

If the depression resulting frommechanical damage, too deep, then putty should be applied to it, and then allowed to dry completely. After that, you need to remove the excess with sandpaper.

It is best to sand the part after puttying in a circular motion. Then you can safely apply paint.

Paints for plastic parts can be sold in stores in both 200 ml, 500 ml cans and spray bottles.

To avoid smudges from too thick a layer of paint during the drying process, it is advisable to fix the repaired part in a horizontal position.

As soon as the liquid on the plastic dries, it is necessary to apply a thin layer of protective varnish on it. It prevents paint peeling and fading.

Plastic leather upholstery

Broken car door handle

In many business-class cars, plastic elements are covered with expensive leather or leatherette. In cases of damage to such a surface, it is necessary to completely replace the outer decorative layer.

To repair the plastic parts of a car covered with expensive natural or artificial material, you need to prepare some attributes:

  1. Glue that can securely "grab" leather and plastic.
  2. A set of tools for dismantling plastic elements in a car.
  3. Stationery knife.
  4. Pieces of natural or artificial leather.

The first thing to do after removing the defective part from the car is to get rid of its outer layer. Furtherit is necessary to cut a piece of skin prepared for sheathing, and then clean it of dirt and degrease the plastic element.

The next step is to apply glue to the flap, attach it to the part to be repaired, and then smooth the skin with a roller.

After the glue is completely dry, put the repaired part in place.

Preparation for pasting plastic film

Slightly scratched and worn plastic decorative items inside the car can be covered with a self-adhesive colored vinyl film. This disguise is often used to restore the former appearance of a torpedo in a car.

In order to stick such a masking film, you must prepare the following materials and tools in advance:

  1. Sharp stationery knife.
  2. Spatulas of various sizes with plastic tips that will not damage the film during operation.
  3. A hair dryer with the ability to adjust the temperature of the air it blows.
  4. Roller with hard rubber surface.

How to stick the film correctly?

Damaged and repaired interior

To update the decor of the machine, you must first remove the workpieces from their seats, and then cut the film according to the pattern.

Before gluing, carefully degrease all the parts on which the masking material will be applied.

The process of restoring a plastic product should be carried out gradually, starting from one side. In this case, the opposite side of the film must bepull harder. Next, you need to slowly continue pasting the entire surface of the part.

After the film is fully adhered to the surface of the car element being processed, air bubbles should be removed. To do this, heat the film, and then smooth the surface with a roller.

Professional plastic repair in Moscow

The film peeled off in the car

If you don't have time for self-restoration of plastic parts of a car, whether it's a bumper or elements of a torpedo, you can repair plastic parts of a car in Moscow by contacting professionals for help. Many companies in the capital of our country are engaged in this craft, for example, Transplastic (working at 23 Osennaya St.) and Service Plastic (their office is located at 28 Kakhovka St.).

Plastic repair in St. Petersburg

Repair of plastic car parts in St. Petersburg is carried out by such a well-known company as Avtobunker. Its repair shop is located on Savushkina Street, house 89. Specialists from the Kras and Co organization will also help you restore the plastic in the car. They work at Khersonskaya street, 39.

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