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Old 08-16-2018, 07:51 PM   #1
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Vroom....Crunch.....oh crap!

Due to the restricted backward visibility in these cars - I backed into the corner of a pallet of paint! My rear bumper WAS perfect, NOW look at it
When I got home I put some hot water on it and pressed it back out best I could. Still scratches and dent but not so much. I will leave it until I decide what to do.
Replace bumper of have it repaired - $1700 or $1200 (or $700 for cash) respectively.

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Ouch! Itís pretty amazing how well it pushed back out. Love that color.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:29 PM   #3
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I'd heard about the hot water trick before, but never tried it and I'll admit that I am quite shocked at the results! Granted it's not perfect, but it's heck of a lot better than it was...but I'm like you and the end result still isn't up to standards, but at least it's not a huge embarrassment to drive as it is now. Sorry and good job (words I don't think I've ever used in one sentence before, lol).
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Sucks, but that is amazing at how well it returned. You might try some maquires scratch-x to help with some of the superficial scratches.
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Ouch! Itís pretty amazing how well it pushed back out. Love that color.
+ 1 on the color, is that Meteor Grey..?
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Be very thankful you didn't take out the tail light assembly or dent the fender. Hot water will not cure either of those if damaged.
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I have used that trick before with success, though I used my wife's hair dryer (not too close)

I ended up ordering touch up paint off of Amazon, it's not perfect up close, but from 10-15 ft you can't really tell the difference.

It really is amazing how well popping out a dent like that works with some heat. Good work sir!
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:06 AM   #8
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+ 1 on the color, is that Meteor Grey..?
Color is Seal Grey.

There are still gouges in the plastic which will have to be filled and then re-spray.
I don't think heat will fix it where the plastic has stretched.
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