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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Most of us would probably think a bumper would withstand a 5 mph impact without damage. At one time, 5 mph and zero-damage allowance was a benchmark in the auto industry. The zero damage was not really “no” damage, but a federal requirement of no more than a 3/8” dent and a ¾” displacement of the bumper using the 5 mph threshold of impact.

At first glance you might think a different color formula was used to paint your bumper and trim. The color is just slightly off and not an exact match. With a brand new vehicle, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) bumpers often do not exactly match the rest of the vehicle due to variants with paint finishes.