Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
The Nissan Pathfinder's front bumper was cracked after it hit the rear bumper of a vehicle. The crack is barely noticeable, but the cut is there. Which is a better solution: repair or replace it?
Answer: Repairing a crack bumper will not assure that it will look as good as it was before the accident; it might even be more costly and time-consuming. Replacing the cracked bumper with an aftermarket OEM bumper will be easier and cheaper since the owner can replace it on his/her own. This also ensures that the Pathfinder will look as good as new. In fact, the owner can even choose a better, more durable material to replace the cracked stock bumper.
Chrome-plated or primered: which type of color and finish of an aftermarket replacement bumper will best suit a Nissan Pathfinder truck?
Answer: It depends on the truck owner's preference and the Nissan Pathfinder's body color. A chrome-plated steel bumper looks best with silver or metallic colored body; a black, primered bumper matches almost all body colors. In terms of price, a primered bumper is more cost-effective and durable because it has a rust-proof coating. Nevertheless, the chrome-plated type can make the truck shiny and easy to clean.
A part of the factory stock front bumper of a five-year old Nissan Pathfinder truck is starting to fall off due to corrosion. Is there a way to make the rest of the bumper rust-proof?
Answer: If rust has been eating the front bumper of a Nissan Pathfinder, one can start a DIY restoration project by scraping off the rusty parts and cleaning the bumper entirely. What needs to be done is to apply a polish made especially for chrome-plated parts. The only way to keep the rust away from the chrome-plated bumper is to coat it with rust-proofing products. This can be best applied using a cotton cloth; this assures that the coat is evenly applied in the entire bumper.