Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
After a few days of attaching the bumper cover to the Jeep Liberty, the paint flaked off. How can this problem be avoided next time?
Answer: Proper preparation is important to remove the imperfections from the cover's surface and make the paint adhere better and longer. A 400-grit sandpaper can be used to hand sand the surface of the bumper cover and make it smoother. Rough areas can be filled with mixed body filler and hardener; they should be hand sanded once the body filler is hard enough to touch. The bumper should be cleaned using a damp rag. To prepare it for the paint, the bumper cover must be sprayed with an even coat of primer.
Are holes for tow hook, air, fog light, and turn signal light necessary when choosing a new Jeep Liberty bumper cover?
Answer: If the Jeep Liberty will be used for off-roading and for heavy duty tasks like towing, these holes and the tow hook provision should be considered when purchasing a new bumper cover. To achieve not only the practical but also the aesthetic functions of this add-on, go for a bumper cover that's designed to complement the Liberty's round headlamps, trapezoidal wheel openings, and seven-slot grille.
Is a CAPA-certified Jeep Liberty bumper cover better than units without such certification?
Answer: There's no assurance that a CAPA-certified Jeep Liberty bumper cover works better than units that don't have CAPA-quality seal. However, a bumper cover with the said certification has passed the organization's tests for product fit, materials, finish, coating and adhesive performance, paint adhesion, corrosion resistance, and weld integrity. There's also an assurance that the product is assembled in a factory that has been meticulously inspected by an independent testing laboratory, which determines if the factory and the manufacturing processes used have met the CAPA's quality standards.