How to Spot Poorly-Repaired Bumper Damage

Your vehicle is one of the biggest parts of your life, and you rely on it for a lot. Getting you to work, from work, and wherever else you need to go, your car is an integral part of your daily routine in Denver. When your car receives cosmetic or structural damage, you want to ensure that your repairs are of the highest quality. Shoddy repairs not only detract from your vehicle’s aesthetic appeal, but it could also compromise your safety inside the car. Here at Front Range Bumper Solutions, we, unfortunately, see many poorly-repaired bumpers all too often. Although we can’t always accept re-repair jobs, here’s a breakdown of how we spot badly repaired bumper damage, so you can identify it yourself. 

Differing Paint Colors

The most obvious indicator of an inadequate repair is differing paint colors. If the repaired area has even a slightly different shade than your original paint job, it will be almost immediately noticeable. Some repair services that use lower-quality paints will have a more difficult time precisely matching your vehicle’s paint color, resulting in a slight color difference. Here at FR Bumper, we use top-of-the-line PPG automotive paints and guarantee a 100% computer-matched color. By utilizing your car’s VIN number, we can create a perfect match that blends seamlessly into your original paint job for a completely flawless finish. 

Cracked or Peeling Paint

Another sign of a lazy repair job is cracked or peeling paint. If your repairman uses very cheap materials or skips vital steps during the painting process, this can result in a paint job that doesn’t last long. A thorough paint job should include sanding, priming, multiple thin layers of paint, and a finish coat that is given adequate time to completely dry. If some of these steps are missed or performed improperly, your paint job may only last several months or a year before the paint begins to noticeably crack or flake off. We use PPG paints because it offers colorfastness and gloss retention that results in a paint job you’ll love for years to come.

Thick Paint

If you notice a thick section of paint over the repaired area, this is another common sign of a bad repair. A good paint job should have multiple layers of paint, but they should be thin and unnoticeable in comparison to the rest of the vehicle. If you have a single, thick layer of paint that is noticeable compared to the undamaged parts of your car, this means that it is likely hiding a large repair that was done performed poorly and needs to be re-repaired by a trustworthy dent repair service.

If you notice any of these issues on your own vehicle, you may want to consider taking it to a reputable dent repair service such as Front Range Bumper Solutions. Here at FR Bumper, we use only the best materials and techniques in the industry in order to guarantee you a high-quality repair. Denver residents trust FR Bumper because we consistently provide top-of-the-line repairs that will last you for years to come. To find out more about our mobile repair service or receive a free repair estimate, give us a call today at (720) 222-5044. We would be happy to schedule an appointment for whichever time is most convenient for you.