We help people repair plastic
May 16, 2023 by Polyvance
When we see our plastic welders in use in shops, we're often concerned that the technicians are welding at a temperature that is too high for the type of plastic they are welding. When we ask, they typically reply that the plastic welds faster at a higher temperature. This is true; however, you can weaken the weld by welding at too high a temperature!
Repairing a Tear in the Face of a Bumper Cover
April 17, 2023 by Polyvance
Bumper covers are damaged in accidents every single day. A tear in the face of a bumper cover is one of the most common types of damage. Polyvance’s airless plastic welder can be used to repair this kind of damage.
March 20, 2023 by Polyvance
Vehicle bumper covers are damaged every day. A tear that extends to an edge of a bumper cover is one of the most common types of damage. Polyvance’s airless plastic welder can be used to repair this kind of damage.
New Product: Kenworth W900 Long Hood Spring Pocket Repair Kit
February 22, 2023 by Polyvance
Polyvance is announcing the new Kenworth W900 Long Hood Spring Pocket repair kit. The Kenworth W900 hood is notorious for breaking where the hood support springs mount. The hood is made from an unreinforced thermoset material called Metton which is not weldable. Polyvance's KENW900LSP repair kit is much less expensive than a replacement hood and will also create a repair that is stronger than the original since the spring load is spread out over a much larger area.
February 10, 2023 by Polyvance
A bolt hole on this dirt bike fender had been ripped out. Luckily, this type of damage can be easily repaired with Polyvance’s ATV Pro airless plastic welder. Polyvance’s ATV Pro welder comes with either polypropylene welding rod or polyethylene welding rod in the round 01 profile. This fender is made of polypropylene, so selected the polypropylene rod to match.
January 10, 2023 by Polyvance
We used Polyvance's ATV PRO airless plastic welder to repair this cracked dirt bike fender. The ATV Pro comes with either polypropylene or polyethylene welding rod in the round 01 profile. This fender is made of polypropylene, so selected the polypropylene rod to match.
Free Training! Polyvance University Courses Are Free Indefinitely!
January 05, 2023 by Polyvance
Polyvance will be making the online Polyvance University courses free indefinitely! We hope that keeping the courses free will allow even more people to learn about plastic repair. The courses available on the Polyvance University platform are especially beneficial for technicians, apprentices, estimators, adjusters, and tech school students that want to learn how to repair plastic.
December 19, 2022 by Polyvance
In observance of the Christmas holiday, Polyvance will be closing at noon tomorrow, December 20, and will remain closed through December 27. We will also be closed Monday, January 02, for the New Year's holiday.
December 14, 2022 by Polyvance
As we reach the end of 2022, we want to remind everyone of some of the things we have been up to this year. This is a great way to catch up on anything you may have missed!
Kia Optima Bumper Cover Repair
December 12, 2022 by Polyvance
A few months ago, we repaired a Kia Optima bumper cover that was damaged in an accident. A new bumper cover was not available and there was no estimate for when one would be back in stock. Using Polyvance plastic repair tools and equipment, we were able to repair the damage and recondition the bumper cover to like-new condition.
NW-1 Training Course Available in Spanish
November 29, 2022 by Polyvance
A few months ago, we released our Nitrogen Plastic Welding 1 (NW-1) course. Today, we are happy to announce that the course is now available in Spanish. This course joins our Basics of Plastic Repair course which is also available in English and Spanish. Both courses are available as part of our online Polyvance University training program.
November 17, 2022 by Polyvance
We just repaired a Buick headlight for a local customer. It had two broken tabs and some large cracks in the housing. We repaired it using our nitrogen plastic welding system and polypropylene welding rods and ribbons. The 6032 "Blockhead" airless welding tip came in handy on the smaller broken tab. The customer only wanted the headlight repaired, so we didn't do any refinishing. The repair is solid and strong!
Free Training on Polyvance University
October 19, 2022 by Polyvance
The Basics of Plastic Repair and Nitrogen Plastic Welding 1 courses on the Polyvance University platform are FREE through December 31, 2022! Take advantage and get all your personnel trained and knowledgeable about plastic repair. The courses are appropriate for technicians, estimators, management, and adjusters.
Polyvance Offers Live Virtual Training on Repairing Headlight Tabs
September 30, 2022 by Polyvance
As headlights get more expensive and as parts shortages and delays persist, being able to repair broken headlight tabs will open options for greater profit and shorter cycle times. If you're interested in learning the jealously guarded insider secrets about headlight tab repairs, then tune into our live, virtual training session at 11:00 am Eastern (8:00 am Pacific) on Wednesday, October 19th.
Online NW-1 Training Course Released
August 24, 2022 by Polyvance
Polyvance has just released our new "Nitrogen Plastic Welding 1" (NW-1) course in Polyvance University. The NW-1 is an online course that takes the student through every step of doing a proper nitrogen plastic weld on a polypropylene bumper cover. The course costs only $25, money you'll make back with your very first quality plastic repair.
New Blockhead Airless Welder Tip
August 15, 2022 by Polyvance
With today's parts shortages, more shops are turning their attention to repairing broken headlight tabs to improve cycle time. Polyvance is offering the new 6032 "Blockhead" welding tip for the airless plastic welder to aid in their repair. The Blockhead tip is small and narrow, with sharp edges ground into each face to reach into tight spaces and sharp corners. It's ideal for restoring the appearance of the ridges, gussets, and waffle patterns often seen on headlight tabs.
New PR-05 Texture Refinishing Course Approved for I-CAR Industry Training Alliance
January 12, 2022 by Polyvance
Polyvance is excited to introduce our new PR-05 Texture Refinishing Course. The new PR-05 course provides the background knowledge and hands-on training allowing shops to restore damaged textured parts, improve cycle times, and reduce severity.
Polyvance University Online Training Resource Released
December 14, 2021 by Polyvance
Polyvance has created Polyvance University, a new online training resource that will help technicians young and old learn plastic repair essentials. The first course offering within Polyvance University is “Basics of Plastic Repair.” This course is designed to give the student the basic knowledge they need to start working with plastic.
Flextex VT Texture Material Product Line Update
September 23, 2021 by Polyvance
The Polyvance Flextex VT line has been expanded to include the 3804N-4 National Rule reducer and two starter kits, the 3804K and the low-VOC 3804KZ.
Polyvance Announces Availability of 6480 Two-Inch Wide Magnetic Tape Spool
May 07, 2021 by Polyvance
To protect your aluminum tape from damage and to keep it handy for easy access, Polyvance is now offering the 2" Tape Thing magnetic tape spool from Collision Edge. The product was designed to hold and protect masking tape, but it works perfectly to hold the Polyvance 6482 and 6485 aluminum tapes, too.