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post #1 of 8 Old 04-06-2014, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Fix a front bumper?

Nicked it while wheeling.... Front bumper took quite a dent... Could I just use a hammer and try to get the dent out? I've heart about using a heat gun, but I don't have one and there's no way I can take the bumper off without my parents noticing something is up.

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-06-2014, 05:09 PM
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Don't wheel your parents rig?

Seriously though a either way is just going to pop the dent out the damage will still be obvious. You are going to have to own up to it sooner or later. I'd go with the honest road, always less hassle in the end.
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-08-2014, 01:29 AM
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Nicked it while wheeling.... Front bumper took quite a dent... Could I just use a hammer and try to get the dent out? I've heart about using a heat gun, but I don't have one and there's no way I can take the bumper off without my parents noticing something is up.
I did the same thing when I was younger. Own up to it, its a lot easier in the long run. Gives you a reason to upgrade it to a steel bumper

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-08-2014, 06:51 AM
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It will need to be heated with an electric heat gun and pushed out from the back. It needs to be hot enough to burn your hand so be careful. Next use a rounded item like a broom handle to push out the dent. After the shape comes back cool it off with a wet rag to lock the corrected shape in.Heat guns are 30-40 bucks at Harbor Freight.

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-09-2014, 04:15 AM
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Just do what I did cut it into a stubby lol
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-09-2014, 05:35 AM
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Several good options posted above.. But in our case I simply drilled a couple of pilot holes at the back of the dimple.. with a stiff metal rod.. I worked the area back out a section at a time.. Starting at the outer circumference and working inward.. In other words don't try to pop the whole dimple out at once.. work up to it.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-28-2014, 06:16 AM
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Iíve been through this my friend. When I accidently hit a pole my carís bumper was damaged too. Then I didnít know about any repairing tips. So I looked on the internet for learning some and found this amazing site where all repair tips were given in detailed information. I would suggest you also to learn some car repair tips online from here . I hope it can solve your problem.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-30-2014, 08:29 PM
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it doesn't take much heat. a hair dryer should work.
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