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Old 01-13-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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Stock rear bumper dent. Can I fix it?

Hi all, was backing out and put a dent on the rear passenger side corner, had no idea they dent so easily.
Was any of you able to fix without taking them to the shop?


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Old 01-13-2014, 05:43 PM   #2
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I would pull the bumper off and try and punch it out.

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Old 01-13-2014, 05:50 PM   #3
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You can take the bumper of easily. It's mostly plastic and weighs next to nothing. You can punch a hole through the back and push the dents out with an awl or screw driver, then just use some rubber stoppers to plug up the hole. The whole process will take no more than 10-15 minutes.

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The amount of cash you'll spend on a shop will easily buy you an OEM take off from craigslist.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:58 PM   #4
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Actually it's entirely plastic. Nothing more than hollow plastic. Once you see how flimsy it is, you will want to replace it.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:08 PM   #5
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Use a heat gun. Do not leave the heat gen in one spot keep moving it around starting at the edges and work your way in.

As you heat it push it out from the back. Once you get it out cool the bumper with a wet rag.

You just want to heat it enough to get it pliable.

The only metal in those stock JK bumpers is the mount that attaches the bumper to the frame
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:46 PM   #6
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Thank you all for the swift replays, I'll will try your suggestions.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:52 PM   #7
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Buy/sell or craigslist is the best bet.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:53 PM   #8
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I just sold mine on kijiji for 80 bucks, and that took a while. If I were you, I'd just buy another one. The swap takes no time at all.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:28 PM   #9
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Done, roughly 1.5 hrs start to finish, also considering it was -15 Celsius so it took a while to heat up. I would say its 99% back to original state.


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Old 01-22-2014, 10:40 PM   #10
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Rather nice how easy the stock plastic is to fix. Sure steel are heavy duty, but when something dings steel it takes a lot to fix. You're more likely to exact revenge whilst the perpetrator striketh your steel bumpers too

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