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Flat4 01-25-2012 02:04 AM

Can I pop out this dent?
 
Recently my car suffered a hit and run and got a pretty good sized dent in the rear bumper. My insurance deductible is way to high to be worth paying.

I've heard of people popping out dents with a heat gun. I've also heard of people using a hair dryer and CO2.

I'm kind of afraid the dent might be too big though. Any thoughts?

http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/w...9/53ca137b.jpg
http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/w...9/6d3f14c2.jpg

underground000 01-25-2012 02:31 AM

if you have a garage, use a hear dryer to heat up the dent and try pushing from the inside. if you cannot access with the bumper on the car, try taking it off

thats my opinion, i dont have experience w/ body work

galantnole 01-25-2012 09:56 AM

You'll have to take the bumper off

most-to-all bumpers require the removal of tail-lights and trunk carpet molding to get to all of the screws.

Once off, take the bumper inside and place on a cushioned carpet, heat with hair dryer moving in circles, do NOT keep it in one place - then with either a baseball bat or something similar, wrap a towel around the end and put pressure to pop out CAREFULLY!

i do not take responsibility for the end results - this is the method I have used for my rear bumper and worked for me, but may not work for you
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Flat4 01-25-2012 11:41 AM

Thanks for the advice guys.

I was looking through the vacation pics and found instructions on how to remove the rear bumper so I will most likely try your method galanthole.

mattg 01-25-2012 11:54 AM

You might be able to make it better, but it won't be perfect. That would be replaced if a body shop was to do an insurance repair.

Flat4 01-25-2012 09:53 PM

The dent is extremely noticable in the daylight. As long as I can make it not as noticable I'll be happy. It doesn't have to be perfect.

I'm going to attempt to fix it this weekend. I'll post pics of what the end result is.

No DRFT 01-25-2012 10:39 PM

Yep, use a heat gun and take your time.

Flat4 01-29-2012 07:24 PM

I took the rear bumper off late Friday night. Took a blow dryer to it and some muscle, this is what I came up with.
http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/w...9/a47ef94c.jpg
http://i734.photobucket.com/albums/w...9/49dcf8b3.jpg


It's barely noticeable. I was relieved at how easy it was to fix it.

Justin case 01-29-2012 07:38 PM

Nice man,glad it worked out so well.

Drift Motion 01-30-2012 12:54 AM

doesn't even look like there was an accident...

chutrain 01-30-2012 01:32 AM

Glad it worked. I've seen some come back, but with stress in the paint.

Flat4 01-30-2012 01:55 AM

Unless you know what you're looking for, it's not even noticeable.

GBY 01-30-2012 01:55 AM

Great result :)

derp 01-30-2012 02:01 AM

looks way better than i was expecting to see.

nice job.

galantnole 01-30-2012 10:08 AM

Absolutely great work - glad it turned out so well. Rear bumper cover corner dents are the most common; it's amazing what people will spend to remove them or replace when all they have to do is spend a couple man hours on removing, fixing, putting back on.


Again, great job there.


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