Advice 1: How to paint sensors Parktronic

Often when installing ultrasonic Parking system sensors in color very different from the color of the car bumpers. Strictly speaking, all sensors are painted in black or in silver color. Therefore, the need for painting there in most cases.
How to paint sensors Parktronic
You will need
  • - aerosol spray paint;
  • - white alcohol and cotton pads.
First pick up the paint under the body color of your car. When choosing the color of highly effective aid has a computer color matching and shade. Another way is to appeal to the dealer to buy the paint and paint it the color of your car. It will be more expensive, but as close as possible to the ideal. But even if you will not 100% match the color and hue is not scary! Sensors are installed low enough on the bumper. The difference between the shades is almost invisible.
The paint may be acrylic or nitro. Nitro is fast drying – 15 minutes of drying at room temperature is sufficient. But on top of a layer of a medium is required in the lacquer, otherwise the paint will quickly peel off. Acrylic paint dries at least 2 hours, but resistant to abrasion and does not require varnishing. Try to buy the paint is more expensive, so it does not peeled from the sensors in a couple weeks. It is very convenient to use paint in spray cans.
Complete with sensors sensors are rings-guide, is designed to keep the sensors in the bumper and positioning them in the right direction. And sensors and rings before painting wipe with white spirit to remove any traces of the marker and degrease the painted surface. Acetone for these purposes do not use – plastic may melt.
Several sheets of A4 paper will curl up tightly and put it on the rings so that between them remained some distance. Intensively shake the can for several minutes and spray some paint in side to clean the output nozzle. Color ring, spraying paint on them from a distance of about 20 cm, uniformly rotating the paper tube in a circle.
Consider the material construction of the body sensors. If the sensor is not initially painted and the surface consists of a simple black plastic type is polyethylene, it may be difficult. On such a surface the paint does not lie down and before painting requires a primer. Originally painted in black or silver color sensors to ground is not necessary. Before painting, remove the gloss, after a brief mating fine-grained sandpaper.
Take a sheet of cardboard or foam and make holes in it for mounting the sensors. Be extremely careful at the same time. The holes should be such that when installed in them, the sensors protrude above the surface of the sheet. Insert in the done hole gauges, set a piece of cardboard horizontally and spray paint as described above. Do not try to do too much layer of paint. Better color sensors in 2-3 layers on top and one circle with the sides. If the resulting marriage erase paint, white spirit and guide re-painting.

Advice 2: How much is a painted bumper?

Car repairs – a phenomenon with which motorists have to face quite often. Repairs can be very diverse: from the replacement of consumables to replace parts and painting parts of the car. One of the most common procedures are referred to specialists painting the bumper.
How much is a painted bumper?
The bumper of the vehicle when operating the vehicle suffers the most. Did not notice the small yard fence – scratch. Awkward turned into the Parking lot, touched the adjacent car wash. And such troubles can be many. The result is the appearance of the bumper is not so attractive. Yes, and minor defects are quite detrimental to the paint coating of the car. So, to repair the bumper is a must.

Repair and paint the bumper

The defects on the bumper, especially shallow, in most cases, be corrected by grinding and staining detail. If the scratch is deeper, it is necessary to connect and sealing. But painting in any case can not be avoided.

It's better to paint the bumper from the professionals, as they have a suitable room for this, and equipment you need. In addition, all work performed professionals give a guarantee.

Below the painting of the bumper was made according to the rules, you must comply with a whole algorithm. To begin with, the car is cleaned from dirt and dust. Then repaired the damage. This can be straightening of the defect, if any, alignment of the geometry of the body putty, primer, etc.

After applying the putty to have a spot repair sanding to avoid the appearance of irregularities and nodules on the bumper.

We apply a base and then paint the detail. Then comes the process of drying and the application of Polish.
The observance of this algorithm will help to avoid sagging paint. And the transitions between the borders paintable and non-paintable surface will not be noticeable.

The cost of painting the bumper

The cost to paint the bumper on the average is in the range of 5000-6000 R. the Price may increase depending on different nuances. For example, if the repair was difficult, or the damage was not only on the bumper, but on the wings, the cost of the painting will rise.
The final cost you calculate only on the basis of inspection of the vehicle and budgeting of planned works.

Work with plastic bumper

A particular challenge can cause staining of the plastic bumper. This is due to the fact that when applying the paint on the plastic it can give a slightly different color than the one was when applying the same paint on the metal.

Therefore, in this situation special, it is important to choose only the best quality materials and the most professional craftsmen. How much will it cost to paint the bumper on the car will entirely depend on these parameters.

If you follow the simple recommendations and to seek timely in the repair services, your car will always be as good as new.
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