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Front Bumper Repair

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by skippermike, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Dec 24, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    skippermike

    skippermike [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3" Icon lift, coilovers, reservoir r. shocks, AAL, Icon UCA, 17" Eagle wheels, extra electrical, inverter, ICOM VHF
    While driving // to the Baja 1000 race course, I fell into a farmer's booby trap (approx. 3'widex3' deep w/large rocks in bottom, covered w/brush).
    Aside from a big bang, no real damage.
    However there is a softball-sized dent in right front bumper right under fog light - though no damage to fog light.
    Obviously a higher clearance plate bumper would have been the answer, and may be when I have $$$.
    For now though, can you heat up the plastic bumber with a heat gun and push/pull/whatever dents out - or does it have to be replaced?
    Thought I'd ask before pulling it off.
    Any experience??
    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. Dec 24, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    2010 toy taco

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    ya you should be able to just heat on the inside of the bumper
     
  3. Dec 24, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    pataco

    pataco Well-Known Member

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    body shops are able to repair the plasic bumper covers so ide say add some heat and see what happens.cant hurt and save ya some time and money
     

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