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Old 07-16-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Rear bumper minor dent how to fix it?

Had a minor collision with wall in the parking structure. Got a dent in right side of rear bumper. How to fix it?
model: boxster s 2004


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Old 07-16-2013, 03:24 PM   #2
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Is it an actual dent or just a scrape? I had a big dent (Boxster vs. tree, Boxster lost) that was fixed by a mobil paintless dent repair guy. Came out just okay, but he told me ahead of time it wouldn't be perfect.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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Scrape would be closest. It has bended a bit and paint has wore off at the line of contact. How much paintless denting cost to you?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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you have a date with the paint booth in your future.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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If its a "smooth" dent in a plastic bumper , you can heat it up with a "hair-dryer" and it will pop pop out and resume its original shape on cooling .

Yours unfortunately requires paint ....
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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I would first use some polishing compound and buff-out some of the scratches, then put a good coat of wax on it to see what it looks like.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #7
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if the scratch goes into the SILVER paint it really needs to see a bodyshop. An abrasion to the CLEARCOAT ONLY can be gently wetsanded with 600 grit and then polished. There isn't much depth to the paint so it must be done cautiously. Personally I think your car's worth a pro's attention- if you get a quote, get more of them and don't choose the lowest one!
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:40 PM   #8
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A top notch auto body shop would be my recommendation.

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