Monday, August 1, 2011

How to Repair a Valance

Using a door trim panel tool (for clips) or a torx head driver (for torx screws), remove all the clips/screws that are holding the bumper cover to the vehicle. Remove the bumper cover.

Remove the valance from the bumper cover by removing the clips that hold it on. Remove any lamps or reflectors that may be attached to the panel.

Once the valance is removed, lightly sand the area that is scuffed. Start with a heavier grit sandpaper working up to a lighter grit paper until the scuff is removed and the surface is smooth.

Clean the area so that it is free of dirt.

Apply a thin coat of body filler to the sanded area.

Sand the body filler until it is smooth and matches the rest of the bumper.

Prep the valance for paint by cleaning the entire panel with an alcohol/water mixture. Do an initial wet sand and scuff of the paint with a Scott's bright pad and clean the entire panel again.

Spray primer to the damaged area on the valance.

Mix and apply the basecoat paint onto the damaged area. Use a blending technique to blend the paint into the rest of the valance. This will allow a smooth transition of the new color into the old color.

Allow the paint to dry before clear coat is applied. The best technique is to bake the paint in a booth to help speed up and dry the paint for reapplication.

Apply the clear coat application across the entire valance panel with a similar technique as the basecoat.

Allow clear coat to dry. Bake to help speed up process.

Check for nibs in paint (nibs are trash that has become stuck in the clear coat during application).

Remove any large nibs with a sharp razor blade.

Soak 1500 grit sandpaper in soapy water.

Add soapy water in a spray bottle and spray on the painted surface.

Use a block with the sandpaper to help apply even pressure when sanding.

Sand the area in a circular motion until all the trash is removed.

Repeat the process with 2000 grit sandpaper that has been soaked in soapy water.

Wipe the part down with an alcohol water mixture and inspect for trash.

Use a three stage compound polish to remove any swirl marks left from the sanding.

Reinstall the valance panel to the bumper cover with new clips.

Reinstall the bumper cover to the vehicle.

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For more car related problem troubleshooting:---

This are the sections, you can go through and click the link to read its troubleshooting.

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The car will not start?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-will-not-start.html

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Car will not crank?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-will-not-crank.html

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Car has no spark?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

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How to troubleshoot car battery?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-troubleshoot-car-battery.html

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How to test starter solenoid?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-starter-solenoid.html

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How to test cars starter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-cars-starter.html

How to replace starter in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-starter-in-car.html

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car will turn over but will not start?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/car-will-turn-over-but-will-not-start.html

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The Brake Indicator Light Stays On dash of car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/brake-indicator-light-stays-on-dash-of.html

The ABS and Traction Control Lights stays ON dash of car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/abs-and-traction-control-lights-stays.html

Check Engine Light On car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/check-engine-light-on-car.html

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How to replace Interior Lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-interior-lights-on-car.html

Car lights not working, even after replacing the bulb/lamp?

Click this link below:--

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-lights-not-working-even-after.html

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How to replace head lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-head-lights-on-car.html

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How to replace Parking, turn, and Brake Lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-parking-turn-and-brake.html
How to remove the door panel on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-remove-door-panel-on-car.html

How to replace power window motor in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-power-window-motor-in.html

How to test relays on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-relays-on-car.html

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How to troubleshoot Engine Misfires?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-troubleshoot-engine-misfires.html

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The spark plug firing order for car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

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Where is the Thermostat located in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/where-is-thermostat-located-in-car.html

How to recharge AC on Auto/Truck/car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-recharge-ac-on-autotruckcar.html

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How to trouble shoot speedometer?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedometer-not-working.html

To Order car parts online:--To get heavy discount on car parts .Click this link below:----

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/from-where-to-order-car-parts-online.html

How to Replace Coil Springs?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-coil-springs.html

How to Replace an Oil Pan Gasket?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-oil-pan-gasket.html

How to Replace a Fuel Injector

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fuel-injector.html

How to Replace a C.O.P. Type Ignition Coil?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-cop-type-ignition-coil.html

How to Replace a Fuel Pressure Regulator?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fuel-pressure-regulator.html

How to Replace a Fuel Pump?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fuel-pump.html

How to Replace a Rear Lift Gate Locking Mechanism?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-lift-gate-locking.html

How to Clean a Fuel System

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-clean-fuel-system.html

How to Replace an Ignition Coil

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-ignition-coil.html

How to Replace a Windshield

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield.html

How to Replace a Mass Air Flow Sensor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-mass-air-flow-sensor.html

How to Replace a Rear Distance Sensor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-distance-sensor.html

How to Replace a Muffler

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-muffler.html

How to Replace an Engine

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-engine.html

How to Replace an Intake Manifold Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-intake-manifold-gasket.html

How to Replace an Oil Pump

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-oil-pump.html

How to Lubricate a Brake Pedal Linkage ?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-lubricate-brake-pedal-linkage.html

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-motor.html

How to Replace a Distributor Cap

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-distributor-cap.html

How to Replace a Door Weather Stripping

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-door-weather-stripping.html

How to Replace a Freeze Plug

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-freeze-plug.html

How to Replace a Head Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-head-gasket.html

How to Replace a Heater Core

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-core.html

How to Replace Spark Plugs?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

How to Replace a Rear Axle Bearing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-axle-bearing.html

How to Replace a Front Bumper Cover

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-front-bumper-cover.html

How to Replace a Manual Transmission

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-manual-transmission.html

How to Replace a Headlight Bulb

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-bulb.html

How to Replace a Headlight Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-switch.html

How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-blades.html

How to Replace a Cooling Fan

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-cooling-fan.html

How to Replace a Catalytic Converter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-catalytic-converter.html

How to Replace an Engine Mount

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-engine-mount.html

How to Replace a Fog Light Assembly

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fog-light-assembly.html

How to Change Engine Oil and Filter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter.html

How to Replace a Power Seat Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-seat-switch.html

How to Replace a Rear Main Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-main-seal.html

How to Repair a Defroster Grid

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-defroster-grid.html

How to Replace an AWD Transfer Case

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-awd-transfer-case.html

How to Replace a Plastic License Plate Bracket?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-plastic-license-plate.html

How to Replace a Power Seat Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-seat-motor.html

How to Replace Power Steering Fluid

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-steering-fluid.html

How to Replace a Power Window Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-window-switch.html

How to Replace a Quarter Glass Panel?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-quarter-glass-panel.html

How to Pressure Test a Radiator and Cap

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-pressure-test-radiator-and-cap.html

How to Replace a Radiator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-radiator.html

How to Repair a Hood.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-hood.html

How to Replace an Energy Absorber

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-energy-absorber.html

How to Replace Heater Core Hoses

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-core-hoses.html

How to Replace a Thermostat.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-thermostat.html

How to Rotate Tires.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-rotate-tires.html

How to Replace Wheel Lug Nuts

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-wheel-lug-nuts.html

How to Replace a Tire Valve Stem

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-tire-valve-stem.html

How to Change a Flat Tire

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-flat-tire.html

How to Replace Leaf Springs

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-leaf-springs.html

How to Replace a Heater Control Valve

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-control-valve.html

How to Replace Transmission Cooler Lines

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transmission-cooler.html

How to Replace an Ignition Control Unit

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-ignition-control-unit.html

How to Replace a Brake Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-brake-hose.html

How to Replace a Transfer Case Rear Output Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transfer-case-rear.html

How to Replace a Seat Belt and Seatbelt Retractor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-seat-belt-and-seatbelt.html

How to Replace a Power Steering Rack

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-steering-rack.html

How to Bleed Brakes with a Tool

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-bleed-brakes-with-tool.html

How to Replace a Tail Light Bulb

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-tail-light-bulb.html

How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid Level

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-automatic-transmission.html

How to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-automatic-transmission.html

How to Replace Vacuum Hoses

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-vacuum-hoses.html

How to Replace an Air Intake Boot

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-air-intake-boot.html

How to Replace a Valve Cover Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-valve-cover-gasket.html

How to Replace a Water Pump

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-water-pump.html

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-switch.html

How to Replace Window Run Channel Seals

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-run-channel-seals.html

How to Replace a Window Regulator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-regulator.html

How to Balance a Tire and Wheel

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-balance-tire-and-wheel.html

How to Replace a Window Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-motor.html

How to Adjust a Hood Release Latch?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-adjust-hood-release-latch.html

How to Replace a Radiator Support

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-radiator-support.html

How to Replace a Rear Pinion Seal.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-pinion-seal.html

How to Replace Battery Cables

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-battery-cables.html

How to Replace a Proportioning Valve

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-proportioning-valve.html

How to Replace an Upper Radiator Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-upper-radiator-hose.html

How to Replace a Lower Radiator Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-lower-radiator-hose.html

How to Replace a Timing Belt?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-timing-belt.html

How to Check for Loose or Worn Suspension

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-for-loose-or-worn.html

How to Check for Loose Steering System

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-for-loose-steering-system.html

How to Replace an Oil Pressure Switch (Sensor)

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-oil-pressure-switch.html

How to Replace a Fender Liner or Splash Shield

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-fender-liner-or-splash.html

How to Replace a Hood Insulator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-hood-insulator.html

How to Replace a Rear Differential.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-differential.html

How to Repair a Hood Hinge

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-hood-hinge.html

How to Replace a Brake Pedal Return Spring

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-brake-pedal-return.html

How to Replace a Door Shell.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-door-shell.html

How to Replace a Transfer Case Front Output Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transfer-case-front.html

How to Replace a Hood Latch/Lock Assembly

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-hood-latchlock-assembly.html

How to Replace a Lift Gate Strut

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-lift-gate-strut.html

How to Replace Mud Flaps (Mud Guards)

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-mud-flaps.html

How to Check Differential Oil Leaks and Replace Oil.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-differential-oil-leaks-and.html

How to Replace a Mirror

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-mirror.html

How to Replace a Transfer Case Shift Linkage

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-transfer-case-shift.html

How to Replace a Transmission Mount

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-transmission-mount.html

How to Replace a U-Joint

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-u-joint.html

How to Replace a Washer Tank

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-washer-tank.html

How to Replace an A/C Line or Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-ac-line-or-hose.html

How to Replace a Heater and A/C Blower Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-heater-and-ac-blower.html

How to Replace an ABS Control Unit

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-abs-control-unit.html

How to Perform a Brake Adjustment

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-perform-brake-adjustment.html

How to Replace an Alternator Belt

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-alternator-belt.html

How to Replace an Emblem

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-emblem.html

How to Replace an Exhaust Manifold Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-exhaust-manifold-gasket.html

How to Replace a Tail Pipe

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-tail-pipe.html

How to Replace Shock Absorbers

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-shock-absorbers.html

How to Replace a Strut Assembly

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-strut-assembly.html

How to Replace a Driveshaft

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-driveshaft.html

How to Replace a Wheel Cylinder

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-wheel-cylinder.html

How to Replace a Hood

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-hood.html

How to Replace a Brake Disc (Rotor)

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-brake-disc-rotor.html

How to Replace a Metal License Plate Bracket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-metal-license-plate.html

How to Replace a Power Steering Pump

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-power-steering-pump.html

How to Perform a Basic Engine Tune-Up

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-perform-basic-engine-tune-up.html

How to Perform a Basic Engine Tune Up-Oil Change

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-perform-basic-engine-tune-up-oil.html

How to Perform a Basic Engine Tune Up-Spark Plug and Wire Change

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-perform-basic-engine-tune-up_01.html

How to Replace a Distributor Cap and Rotor ?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-distributor-cap-and.html

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