Bumper repair accounts for most of the repair work that is done on car bodies. Car bumpers, while designed to make the car as safe as possible, can not generally handle large impact collisions with other vehicles. The most they can withstand, and still be repairable, are low level collisions with small vehicles, generally two wheelers or minor scrapes and scuffs against other vehicles and barriers and bollards and the like. The general idea of a bumper is to absorb the power of an impact and so they deform very easily by design.
When large impact collisions do occur, most car owners would prefer to just get a simple paint job done on the bumper, to make it look as good as new. This is generally inadvisable, since any further strain could make the crack line much wider and definitely more unsightly than before. At this point, most car owners are left with two choices, buy a new bumper or get it repaired.
While getting a bumper repaired is always an easier and more cost effective way of getting the bumper to look as good as new, sometimes when the owner's budget is tight, he or she would like to get the bumper repaired on their own. While repairing the bumper on one's own is definitely a sign of self sustaining capabilities, it is generally not preferred.
Why is that, you might ask. Getting a self- repair bumper kit is quite cheap and easy, the problem is that it is a complicated procedure to actually fix the bumper to an acceptable standard. Fixing the bumper involves drilling holes into the bumper of the car. This step is followed by filling the said holes with a fast acting resin that is supported by a mesh that is placed inside. This step is followed by sanding, priming, painting and lacquering. Finally, the owner must polish the hardened lacquer to finish the repair. Obviously, such techniques require a considerable amount of skill. Thus enters the concept of Smart Repair Training classes.
A plethora of training centers have now sprung up all over the world. The aim of these institutions is to teach the trainee SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) techniques. These inexpensive courses teach the students not only bumper repair, but a wide range of techniques to look after their car's needs. These courses also include many practice sessions on which the trainees can test their new found skills on actual car bodies. Since the techniques that are taught are quite complicated, these courses are quite rigorous so as to make the trainee skilled in solving almost any car problem.
While it may be less complicated to get it repaired by a smart technician, the self sufficient / cost effective car owner can always learn these techniques to take care of their cars. Since these techniques can always come in handy in the future, more and more car owners are now flocking to such centers to learn smart techniques. An added bonus of course is that a new career in smart repair follows on from this very easily.Repair Training Basics.