A decorative plastic post cover will only perform as well as the security post on which it is placed. Examine the post for signs of damage. Hold a level vertically against the side of the post and ensure that it is plumb with the concrete surface. If the post shows signs of rust or its integrity has been damaged, it is advisable to consider replacing the post.
Reliance Foundry offers steel inserts that allow decorative plastic post covers to be installed over bumper posts with significantly smaller diameters. Orders for these steel inserts must be made at the same time the plastic post cover is ordered. Please contact Reliance Foundry’s Sales Department for more information.
When ordered with a decorative plastic post cover, the steel insert will arrive, pre-installed, in the shaft of the post cover. Ensure that it is resting securely within the decorative post cover and skip to the final step. The teeth within the metal insert will latch onto the steel post. It should require rigorous force to slide the decorative post cover the length of the bumper post.