What is Plastic Welding?
Plastic welding is welding for semi-finished plastic materials, and is a process of uniting softened surfaces of materials, generally with the aid of heat (except solvent welding). Welding of thermoplastics is accomplished in three sequential stages, namely surface preparation, application of heat and pressure, and cooling. Numerous welding methods have been developed for the joining of semi-finished plastic materials. Based on the mechanism of heat generation at the welding interface, welding methods for thermoplastics can be classified as external and internal “heating methods”
At Mobile Bumper Repairs Perth we are well trained in a variety of plastic welding techniques which we often use to repair splits, holes and cracks in a damaged car bumpers and other automotive car plastics such as side skirts, mirror casings and spoilers.
There are many different types of plastics used in the car making industries and just as many different types of plastic welding which we have extensive knowledge of each of them. We use the best method for the particular type of plastic and type of damage we are dealing with.
If your bumper or plastics have come loose from your vehicle it is likely that a broken plastic tab or clip is the problem. These are moulded into the part which attaches to the car and so the clip can’t just be replaced. For that reason plastic bumper repair shops especially when working with insurance companies often just replace the entire part rather than repairing a broken clip or tab. That is why what often seems like a small car bumper repair with just a minor detachment issue can turn into such an extremely expensive vehicle repair job. In such cases we are able to simply fix the broken clip or tab with the most appropriate plastic welding technique for the type of part which will ensure that the clip is as strong or stronger than new so that your bumper or part can be properly re-attached to your vehicle and stay attached.
For simple plastic clips and tabs we would normally not be called out to fix them as an individual job but rather as part of a larger repair.
how much does a car bumper cost to plastic weld?
Of course plastic bumper repair prices depend on many factors including the particular part to be repaired and the nature of the damage as well as how much preparation, disassembly, materials, painting and reassembly are required. The average plastic bumper repair cost that requires some minor welding starts from around $300
Mobile Bumper Repairs Perth repair vehicle plastics such as plastic bumper cracks and splits with a variety of specialised plastic welding techniques.
For a better idea of the actual costs to have your plastic bumper welded and painted back to new please take a few photos of the damaged area and send them to us for a Free No Obligation Repair Quote
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