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Old 09-04-2016, 05:36 PM
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Plastic bumper dent pop-out

Well that didn't take long . . . . .

I've had my Jeep for 3 months and managed to run into (super slow-speed) a telephone pole. I didn't feel a thing, the plastic just mushed in without any resistance.
This pole is next to my garage, I've been barely missing it every day. I'm still getting used to how much wider the Jeep is than how it looks down the hood.

Anyway I had pretty good luck popping out the dent. Drilled a small hole in the back of the bumper and pushed out with a tent stake. Worked at that for a while with not much luck until I brought out my wife's hair dryer, that worked magic.

Not looking like new anymore, but pretty acceptable I think.

By the way the pictures show a good example of Rhino's color-changing ability.

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Good work!
Scrub it with a soft bristle brush and soap and then some 303 Aerospace and it will look even better.

Funny, I just did the same thing today but on my rear bumper.

I had to drill 3 holes in the back because the dent was so long and creased. I used a long metal rod with electric tape wrapped around the end to round the blunt tip.
Same thing as you, I heated with the wife's hair dryer and kept working the dent from different angles with the rod and heat.

It's not perfect but it came out better than I expected.
I will still replace the bumper but now my anxiety level is much lower.
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Wow yours looks fantastic!
I'll have to follow your advice about the buffing, thanks.
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Thanks!

It's a little bumpy and lumpy where I was pushing on it, but most of that is down low where the bumper starts to angle inward towards the bottom side.

My wife thinks I'm crazy for still wanting to replace it, but that's her typical response to my OCD.

Glad that we both have success stories today.
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Just an excuse to buy something better! I have JCR bumpers front and rear and you won't have to worry about denting a bumper like that!
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I read somewhere about heat and using compressed air pumped in to pop the dent out.
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Just an excuse to buy something better! I have JCR bumpers front and rear and you won't have to worry about denting a bumper like that!
how is this germain to the topic?
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Nice work guys!

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