Many of us in Bridgend own nice cars but to keep it that way you have to look after the interior trim as well as the exterior paintwork.
A new car does not usually need any car interior repairs unless you have an accident but as it grows older, you will need to pay it more attention.
The dashboard, leather items, carpets, seat covers, door panels, will often need to be either refurbished or repaired.
Car interior repairs can range from painting the dashboard or leather seats with a specialist leather or vinyl paint that has been designed to do the job properly.
It is always best to call in an expert repair company like Trimtastick at Bridgend but if you have no one local and you do decide to have a go at DIY repairs then this guide should help you. Purchase products from a reputable company that specialises in the supply of SMART repair products.
When repairing trim preparation is very important, first of all, remove all the parts that you can and wash them in warm water with a mild soap solution added to it. Avoid getting water near any electrical connectors or components.
Use a soft cloth to clean the other interior parts such as steering wheel, door panels, dashboard, etc. Cover the other areas then rub the plastic parts and affected area with a fine-grade sand paper.
Again clean up and apply good quality of plastic prep solution on the areas you want to paint PlastiC Prep is a degreaser and bonding agent. Allow to dry and finally apply the proper re-paint color that is specially designed for your car type. A vinyl repair kit is often the best option.
It is not always the case that you need a professional to do the car interior repair. The minor problems can be solved on your own. All types of company kits and manuals are available in the market. Well, one thing is sure the minor problem is the cause of major difficulty in future. Hence, it is important to detect them and repair in the first stage itself.
Advice and Tips on Repairing Your Car's Upholstery
Whether its ownership or the intention of boosting your car's morale, one can make repairs to body and paint. For instance, a cracked or leaking window, a door does not close properly, the car's fender was attacked by the garage, the car was whacked by a rock or a boulder or the interior has a tear or a cigarette burn. These and many others body and paint problems can be fixed by DIY style.
Tips for Your Car
- Here are some tips and guidelines for troubleshooting paint problems and automotive body;
- If the car was parked overnight in a violent neighborhood, it would probably need paint and body works.
- Prior to spending huge amount on a new paint, a little money can be spent on cleaners, polishes and rubbing compound just for seeing if grease are of any help to solve the problem.
- Anti-rust products such as naval jelly are really useful for removing and stopping rust. The manufacturer's recommendations can be followed.
- The auto parts dealer has a lot of aftermarket car care products which are designed to give a good look to the car. In such cases, they can be availed and used on the car to give it a better look.
Knowing the kind of a Crack
Car windows are really superb. They are helpful in seeing ahead without the wind mussing your hair. They also keep the rain and snow from getting in the car. So the question is what one can do if the car window is leaked or cracked. They can be easily repaired by using products that can be bought auto parts dealers and even many super stores. Depending on what is being intended to be done, there also might be a need for one or two glass suction cups for lifting and positioning larger glass pieces.
3. The rubber seal around the door can be inspected for presence of cracks
Un-Denting Unavoidable Dents
Here is what one can do to remove body dents. Some specialized body tools might be needed for the following job. Follow these steps:
Look closely to observe the nature of the scratch, in case of deep damage, some metals might have to be moved.
Tools for body repair can be bought form an auto retailer. They can be slide, pick and bumping hammers, and a variety of dolleys.
To hammer a dent, hold the dolley on the back side of the dent and bang on the front side with hammer.
For pulling out a dent, a hole has to be drilled, screw the slide hammer into the hole and move the handle back and forth for pulling it out.
For filling holes and finishing the repairing dent, a grinder or file can be used for removing the paint from that part and then filler can be used to shape. Filler can be of plastic or lead, the brand name of a popular plastic filler product is called Banda.
Once everything is done, you can choose your desired color to give your car a good makeup. Sprays and paint cans can be used for this purpose, they can be easily bought from the market and easily used on the car.
Dash Repair - How to Fix a Cracked Padded Dash
Dash repairs are still often caused by accidental damage usually from careless passengers and occasionally from bored children.
We have repaired dashes that have been scuffed or scratched and even one or two that have been vandalised with a cigarette lighter!
Dash damage is sometimes caused by spillages from liquid type air-fresheners some of them severely damage plastic trim and even melt the top surface of plastic if left on there for any length of time.
Some of the plastic trim panels have a wood, chrome or silver finish and are not possible to repair. If you regularly use air fresheners in your car make sure they are not leaking when you place them in the air vent!