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    HELP: Slight Depression On Front Bumper: Easily Fixable?

    My front bumper got hit by a cardboard box (flying around on the freeway). Paint is ok (protected by clear bra) but there is a very slight depression on the bumper. Is it something that could be fixed without having to repaint the bumper or take the bumper off? Could you recommend a shop in Los Angeles/South Bay area? Thanks in advance.

    Re: HELP: Slight Depression On Front Bumper: Easily Fixable?

    If you do not have damaged paint or a rip in trhe bumper cap
    and if the dented area is small, shallow and roundish, try these first.

    1. Carefully heat the surface, not close~!!! use indirect heat! Just get it warm only~!with a hairdryer then work a
    small toilet plunger on it. It might pull it up. If your plunger is too big, any autobody supply store sells smaller ones.

    2. The other method is to put a deflated (american) football under the dent behind the bumper. You will need a air compressor and a hose to slowly inflate the football, go slow!and it will pop the dent out, then deflate the football.

    Go slow and Good luck!

    Re: HELP: Slight Depression On Front Bumper: Easily Fixable?

    I have the name of a good dent removal guy. If you still need it, I will PM to you on Tuesday when I get back in the office.

    Re: HELP: Slight Depression On Front Bumper: Easily Fixable?

    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    If you do not have damaged paint or a rip in trhe bumper cap
    and if the dented area is small, shallow and roundish, try these first.

    1. Carefully heat the surface, not close~!!! use indirect heat! Just get it warm only~!with a hairdryer then work a
    small toilet plunger on it. It might pull it up. If your plunger is too big, any autobody supply store sells smaller ones.

    2. The other method is to put a deflated (american) football under the dent behind the bumper. You will need a air compressor and a hose to slowly inflate the football, go slow!and it will pop it out, then deflate the football.

    Go slow and Good luck!



    Jim,
    My defect has already "popped". What remains is a faint but sharper defect. I think I might need "professional" help. Thank you!

    Re: HELP: Slight Depression On Front Bumper: Easily Fixable?

    Quote:
    Derf said:
    I have the name of a good dent removal guy. If you still need it, I will PM to you on Tuesday when I get back in the office.



    Please send to my email: cannga@pacbell.net
    Thanks.

    Re: HELP: Slight Depression On Front Bumper: Easily Fixable?

    The thing about heating? Most people screw it up and fail because they are IN A HURRY! To be done properly (and it can be done properly) it takes a loooooooong time to gradually heat things up where they will permit reforming themselves.

    Re: HELP: Slight Depression On Front Bumper: Easily Fixable?

    Quote:
    MMD said:
    The thing about heating? Most people screw it up and fail because they are IN A HURRY! To be done properly (and it can be done properly) it takes a loooooooong time to gradually heat things up where they will permit reforming themselves.



    Thanks MMD. Ben (rennlist) gave me name of body shop that worked on his car. I plan to bring it there for the pro's to take a look.

    Re: HELP: Slight Depression On Front Bumper: Easily Fixable?

    Why not try to coax it out yourself first? If done slowly as mentioned it'd be pretty hard to screw it up. Plus you'll save yourself a buck fifty or so.

    Re: HELP: Slight Depression On Front Bumper: Easily Fixable?

    Quote:
    SrfCity said:
    Why not try to coax it out yourself first? If done slowly as mentioned it'd be pretty hard to screw it up. Plus you'll save yourself a buck fifty or so.



    I already did. It doesn't go away. Thanks.

     
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