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post #1 of 5 Old 09-09-2018, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Lil help please?

Who knew these things weren’t real? Not me. Any thoughts on repairing? This is my first “new” Jeep, all others I’ve owned were real pushers. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-09-2018, 01:44 PM
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You could try to pop it out, but that plastic is now stretched out, it'll be permanently discolored and you'll never get it to look quite 'new' again as there are creases there. You might be able to get it close to straight with a little heat from a heat gun, then spray paint it to hide the discolorations.
Or you could just replace it. You can find the same plastic bumper new for a few hundred bux, or there's piles of aftermarket options out there. Or watch Craigslist, there's usually take-offs listed there pretty cheap.

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-09-2018, 01:53 PM
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Find a set from somebody installing an aftermarket bumper, and throw those out.

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-09-2018, 05:41 PM
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Take it off and heat it with a heat gun. When it is very hot to the touch it can be reshaped toward the original way it was. Then cool with a cool wet rag to lock the shape in place. This can be done a few times to get it as close as possible. In the long run it may need to be replace for perfection.


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post #5 of 5 Old 09-09-2018, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Appreciate y’all, heat was what I was thinking, then replacement if necessary.

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