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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: How To Indentify Plastic Parts

Plastic parts can be identified by the SAE code, which is usually found on

Plastic parts can be identified by the SAE code, which is usually found on the rear of the part, and/or by the characteristics of the plastic.

Knowing the type of plastic aids in selecting the proper repair materials and in selecting the proper repair procedure.

Look for the SAE code stamped into the part.

Code Found

Match the code to those in the plastic identification chart to determine whether the plastic is thermoplastic or thermoset plastic, and whether the plastic is rigid or flexible. Refer to Plastic Identification and Refinishing Systems

No Code Found

Warning: Do NOT use a plastic burn test to distinguish the type of plastic. The burn test produces vapors which are harmful.

Perform one or both of the following tests to determine if the part is thermoplastic polyolefin or thermoset non-polyolefin.

Float Test

  1. Cut a shaving of plastic  from the back of the part.

The shaving should be free of mold release agents and paint.

  1. Place the shaving in a container of water.

Abrasion Test

Thermoplastic and thermoset plastics can be either rigid or flexible. Thermoplastic plastic parts are best repaired with a hot iron plastic material-feed welder, but are usually replaced. Thermoset plastic can be repaired with epoxy or other more rigid 2 package repair material.

For general repair instructions, refer to General Plastic Repair.

Plastic Identification and Refinishing Systems

Body systems

General Plastic Repair
Warning: In order to reduce the risk of personal injury when exposed to toxic fumes while grinding, cutting, or applying repair material on any type of sheet molded compound or RIM rigid plastic, o ...

Body systems
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Other materials:

Vehicle Certification, Tire Placard, Anti-Theft, and Service Parts ID Label
Vehicle Certification Label The vehicle certification label is located on the driver door and displays the following assessments: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), front and rear The gross vehicle weight (GVW) is the weight of the vehicle and everything it ...

Headlining Trim Panel Replacement (Without Sunroof)
Warning: Do not attempt to repair or alter the head impact energy-absorbing material glued to the headliner or to the garnish trims. If the material is damaged, replace the headliner and/or the garnish trim. Failure to do so could result in personal injury. Caution: If a vehicle is equip ...

Front Side Door Check Replacement
Prliminary Procedure Remove front side door trim panel. Refer to Front Side  Door Trim Replacement Remove the front side door water deflector. Refer to Front Side Door Water Deflector Replacement Front Side Door Check Link Bolt Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the ...

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