Centre Panel Repair

  • Using 3Ms plastic panel repair process, you can save time and money. Repairing plastic parts such as bumpers offers you clear advantages versus replacing them:

      

    • No need to wait for replacement parts to come in.
    • No needs for costly purchase of replacement parts - instead you can invoice for valuable work time, saving money for you and the customer.
    • 3M's plastic repair process allows you faster repairs by using the Instant Plastic Repair patch, cutting the time of the repair as you don't need to wait for two areas of adhesive to cure.

     

How to video - Plastic Repair


Step by step guide for Plastic Centre Panel Repair


  • Step 1 - Clean the surface

    Step 1 - Clean the surface

    Clean the surface area using 3M™ Professional Panel Wipe 34567 and degrease in accordance with paint company recommendations.

  • Step 2 - Preparation

    Step 2 - Preparation

    Prepare the area around the hole using a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasive Disc 180+ to avoid overheating and melting the plastic. Assure you prep front and back side.
  • Remove Dust and Clean

    Step 3 - Remove dust and clean

    Remove excess dust and clean the repair area (back and front) using 3M™ Professional Panel Wipe 34567 and surface cleaner.
  • Step 4 - Apply Polyolefin Adhesion Promoter

    Step 4 - Apply Polyolefin Adhesion Promotor

    Spray 3M™ Polyolefin Adhesion Promotor 05917 on the front side of the bumper around the cracked area. Allow 10 minutes to dry. (20 mins for the TF - Toluene Free version.)
  • Step 5 - Apply Adhesion Promoter

    Step 5 - Apply Adhesion Promoter and Patch

    To achieve maximum adhesion, use 3M™ Patch Adhesion Promoter 06396 to the back side of the repair. Allow 5 minutes to dry.
  • Step 6 - Apply Plastic Repair Material

    Step 6 - Apply 3M Instant Plastic Repair Patch

    Apply 3M™ Instant Plastic Repair Patch 05888 (cut to size) to rear side of the damage and place firmly over the entire hole on the back side of the bumper.
  • Step 7 - Spread Plastic Repair Material

    Step 7 - Apply Plastic Repair Material

    Using a 3M™ Applicator apply 3M™ Flexible Parts Repair Material or 3M™ EZ Sand Flexible Parts Repair 05887 to the cracked area. Spread material evenly and let dry for 20 mins.
  • Step 8 - Sand the area

    Step 8 - Sand the area

    Using a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasive Disc 180+, sand the area to shape, ready for either an application of plastic filler or prepare directly for primer application.
  • Step 9 - Apply Plastic Filler

    Step 9 - Apply Plastic Filler

    To finish the repair and prepare for the primer, the use of a Plastic Filler Product is recommended.
    Use either 3M™ Plastic Filler, PN51009 or for plastic-like performance and excellent sanding and feather-edging, use 3M™ EZ Sand Flexible Parts Repair.


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