When repairing a vehicle with bumper sensors, it is important to only paint a new sensor if the existing sensor is painted. This standard operating procedure (SOP) discusses refinishing a vehicle with bumper sensors.
- A technician should review a work order to ensure that all parts to be painted are present and repairs are understood.
- Refer to OEM Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for Paint Repair and Replacement Procedures for bumper sensors.
- Confirm painted bumper sensors are OEM, and not painted from a previous repair on the vehicle. Do not paint if OEM sensors were originally unpainted.
- RAW plastic sensor, refer to Bare Plastic process document PD-0200C (Compliant) or PD-0200NR (National Rule).
- PRIMED plastic sensor, refer to Primed Plastic process document PD-0220C (Compliant) or PD-0220NR (National Rule).
- PAINTED plastic sensor, refer to Painted Plastic process document PD-0230C (Compliant) or PD-230NR (National Rule).
- When applying PPG topcoats and undercoats over plastic substrates, please refer to the specific Product Data Sheets, OC-1, OC-1NR, and OC-35 for detailed instructions.
- To maximize coating flexibility and chip resistance, follow product instructions for use of the flexible additive in the undercoat and clearcoat. Not all undercoats or clearcoats require a flex additive due to their flexibility properties. Use an activator in the basecoat. Refer to all product bulletins for detailed instructions.