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Popping Dent on a Rear Bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SpeedBlueTaco0502, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    SpeedBlueTaco0502

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    I have a small dent, anyone have a secret to pop a ding on my chrome bumper?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Take it off and hit it from the other side with a rubber mallet maybe? Not sure if dents remove out of the bumpers very well if at all.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    I'll give it a try...I'm looking at ehow on this too.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    [​IMG]

    That's what it looks like right now....
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    I wonder if the upside down can of air would work on that?
     
  6. Apr 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    you can try use a heat gun heat it up good, than use the dust buster to spray on it, since it is cold air, metal will pop back out.
    I do use this on my wife car door, it work.
    Hope this can help.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    It's only a few dollars to try.

    To the op, there are tons of videos on it if you're not familiar with it. Just Google "dust dent fix" and you'll get shotloads of vids. There are some on here, but hundreds on youtube. It would just be faster.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    not gonna work...... the compressed air trick may work sometimes on sheet metal dents on your body panels, but the steel in the rear bumper is much thicker. doubt a rubber malet will even take that out. try a 4lb sledge and a block of wood.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    here is a question. How often do people ask you what happened to your truck and point at the dent?
     
  11. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    huh?
     
  12. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    This.

    That's on a heavy bumper, it's chrome, and it's on or near the corner.

    Compound curves don't generally "pop" are are hard to work with a hammer and dolly.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    I had a similar dent (But bigger). I pounded it out with a hammer & wood but it will never look perfect. I pounded it out close, then sanded, bondo'd, sanded some more and repainted the bumper with 5 or 6 coats of spray on bedliner. It came out amazing and looks way better than the chrome ever did.

    You would have no idea there was ever a dent there, even on close inspection.
     
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