Installing Plastic Bollard Covers

Protect your pipe bollards while enhancing their aesthetic appearance. Plastic bollard covers help to increase visibility and reduce maintenance of pre-installed pipe bollards. Bollard covers are made of high-quality polyethylene for the best corrosion resistance. Plastic bollard covers can be easily installed with compressible foam strips, and their secure mounting system reduces the likelihood of theft.

It is important to note that Reliance Foundry’s bollard covers are primarily decorative. Adding bollard covers to existing pipe bollards will not affect impact resistance. The level of impact resistance is directly related to the original installation.

PARTS LIST

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1Plastic Bollard Cover1
2Foam Strip2
3Reflective Tape (optional)2

Installation Equipment

Measuring TapeHand Saw

NOTE

  • To protect the finish, keep bollard covers in original packaging until the exact moment of installation.
  • Handle with care to avoid scratching or damaging bollard cover surfaces.
Diagram showing the parts list

Before Installation

Inspect the pipe bollard
Examine the pre-installed pipe bollard for signs of damage. Any rust should be removed, and abrasions should be covered as soon as possible. If the damage is beyond repair, a new pipe bollard may need to be installed.

Hold a level vertically against the side of the pipe bollard and ensure that it is plumb.

Note: Any damage or tilting of the pipe bollard can affect the performance of the bollard cover.

 

Diagram showing a level vertically against the side of the pre-existing pipe bollard to ensure it is plumb

Clean and dry the pipe bollard
Brush or wipe the surface of the pipe bollard. Debris can offset measurements and the placement of the bollard cover.

Prepare the bollard cover for installation
Keep the bollard cover in its protective packaging and place next to the pipe bollard. When ready to install, remove the bollard cover’s protective packaging.

Measure the bollard cover. The diameter of the bollard cover should be slightly wider than that of the pipe bollard. The top of the bollard cover should be 1–3″ higher than the top of the pipe bollard.

If necessary, use a saw to cut the bollard cover to the appropriate length.

Diagram showing that the bollard cover is 1 to 3 inches higher than the pipe bollard

Secure the bollard cover

Apply the foam strips
Apply the foam strips in a crisscross formation to the top of the pipe bollard. Ensure that the ends of the strips reach an equal length down the shaft of the pipe bollard. This compressible foam will fill up the space between the pipe bollard and bollard cover.

Diagram showing compressible foam strips applied to the top of the pipe bollard in a crisscross formation

Slide the bollard cover over the pipe bollard
Carefully lower the bollard cover over the pipe bollard. The foam strips will compress to tighten the fit.

If necessary, apply force to slide the bollard cover until its base meets the surface grade.

Diagram showing a level against the bollard cover to ensure it is plumb

Clean the bollard cover

Clean the surface of the bollard cover
Use a cloth to clean off any dust or debris.

Inspect

Inspect the installation
From a distance, examine the plane of view.

Ensure the bollard is plumb.

Check the bollard for any signs of surface damage
Abrasions should be covered as soon as possible to prevent rust and ensure the proper life of the bollard. For damage repair or other servicing needs, please contact Reliance Foundry’s sales department.

Care and maintenance

Reliance Foundry manufactures its products to the highest design standards to ensure their durability. Reliance Foundry’s bollards are finished with long-lasting powder coating. In most North American environments, routine inspections and cleaning will ensure that bollards retain their aesthetic appeal. Proper care and maintenance are required to maintain the finish and ensure a full service life.

Diagram showing a plastic bollard cover fixed onto a pipe bollard using compressible foam strips
Plastic bollard covers can be installed onto pipe bollards using compressible foam strips.