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Old 11-02-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Is it possible to get dents out of plastic?

I've got a "dent" for lack of better terms in the very lower lip of my front bumber. Its not very big, but it is very noticeable (to me at least), is there any way to "undent" plastic?

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Old 11-02-2003, 06:38 PM   #2
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The only thing you can do is take it to a body shop and have them fix it. Ive seen those little dent remover tools, but they dont work.

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Old 11-03-2003, 03:34 AM   #3
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There is a place here called Bumper Medic that specializes in plastic bumper repair. I would assume there is a similar outfit where you are.


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Old 11-03-2003, 07:10 PM   #4
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I'll have to look for something like that, thanks.

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:28 PM   #5
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I have seen many "dents" in front and rear fascias that would pop back out if force is applied from behind. Something to keep in mind if the "dent" is more of an indentation...

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:48 PM   #6
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I tried pushing on it, but the indendation went down instead of in, doesn't seem like its going to go anywhere easily. Maybe I'll try beating on it when it gets real hot one day

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:54 PM   #7
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I have sucessfully popped dents out of the unpainted covers of "1" cars by removing the bumper cover and hitting the back side of the dent with a block of wood and a hammer. I do not know if the painted "2" bumpers will show the evidence of the beating or not, but the black plastic ones seem to recover with no ill effects or evidence what so ever on "small" dents.

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:58 PM   #8
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So the general consensous seems to be "go outside and beat the hell out of it" I'll try and tap on it some more, maybe it will pop out.

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Old 11-03-2003, 11:09 PM   #9
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Make sure you SEE the part about "remove the bumper cover and hit the dent from the BACK side" above...you need the bumper cover OFF THE CAR and on a FIRM surface (such as a piece of carpet on a concrete driveway) for this to work...

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Old 11-04-2003, 06:52 AM   #10
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And you might want to bring your hair dryer to soften it up.

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