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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drumzbritt, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    drumzbritt

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    Hey guys does this look like something I can pop out easily? Or should I just replace the bumper. I found one for $100 but don’t wanna deal with the hassle of changing it

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  2. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    there was someone who had a daughter that hit their 3rd gen in the same place and it popped out because of the sun. worth a shot with a heat gun i suppose.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    :eek: The fu** happened?
     
  4. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    You can try using a heat gun to warm the plastic, and push it out from the backside. An old friend of mine did that with good results.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    Not sure, walked out to my truck like this in a complex
     
  6. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Doesn't much look like a 2nd gen...
    It will pop out, apply a hair dryer to warm up the plastic and try a suction cup or mabe a dent puller that uses glue/epoxy to adhere.
    Still gonna leave a mark where it is creased.
     
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    Not sure you can reach that part of the bumper with out removing it.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    That’s a bummer. I’d be livid! Heat gun that mofo
     
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    you would need to pull the wheel liner on the front loose to get to it.
     
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  10. Dec 3, 2019 at 1:38 AM
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    Hair dryer should do it
     
  11. Dec 3, 2019 at 2:11 AM
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    Heat gun should work... but for $100 and if its in good shape I would replace it that would bother the shit out of me every time i saw it
     
  12. Dec 3, 2019 at 3:42 AM
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    As others have already said, it will very likely pop out with some gentle heat and pressure from the back side.

    Looking closely at your picture though, is the fog light mount popped out too?
     
  13. Dec 3, 2019 at 4:55 AM
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    Boiling a jug of water and pouring it on it should work too .. gently massage it from the back side. Hell, you might not even need to massage it, the boiling water should poop that dent right out. Yes, I said poop.

    -J
     
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  14. Dec 3, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    Yep, heat and pop it out and call it a day. Every bumper should have a little love mark on it somewhere.
     
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    Update!! The plunger and hot water worked!!! Yay! All I gotta do is buff it out and touch up the paint. Thanks guys
     
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