Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum - View Single Post - Will this return my bodywork-trim to it's former glory?

View Single Post
post #17 of (permalink) Old 15th October 2008
S.M.A.R.T.(y) Pants
VelSatisfied's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,936
Nominated 11 Times in 37 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 17
Thanks: 4,549
Thanked 2,467 Times in 1,851 Posts
I didn't mention the heat gun method, as it is a very risky way to do this (but it can work very well).

The danger is that plastic does not dissipate heat very well, and instead of gently warming the surface, you run the risk of scorching the surface which if it bubbles/melts means a replacement bit of trim (and hopefully no damage to the surrounding paintwork).

I have used a heat gun on all types of interior & exterior plastic repairs very successfully, but it is a very slow process (if you want it done well).

Proceed with caution.


This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.

S.M.A.R.T. Technician
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater
VelSatisfied is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome