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remove dents, plastic bumpers?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bobwilson1977, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    bobwilson1977

    bobwilson1977 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My wife inherited a 2002 Corolla from her Dad. We've had it a year or so. Her Dad had run into something and put a golf ball sized dent in the bumper. Its not bad, but it kind of annoys me. I was thinking that surely you could remove the bumper, get out a hair dryer and heat the plastic up a bit and push the dent out. Just checking if anyone else has tried this little trick with success.
     
  2. Jul 15, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    Brunes

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    Just get a 3 inch lift and throw a tube bumper on it...Some sliders and skids maybe??

    Oh wait...That fixes the trucks...not so much for a corolla.

    I did it to my high school car- Didn't look perfect- but it was better than the dent full depth.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    I took a softball sized dent out of my Taco by getting underneath it with a hammer, and using the handle, I pushed it out. (No room to swing and use the mallet head)


    Looks 98% better now.
     
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