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Old 11-11-2017, 02:56 PM   #1
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Ouch! need advice

I had a small fender bender in a restaurant parking lot. Me and the other driver backed up at exactly the same time and met in the middle. We both agreed we were equally at fault and shook hands and said have a nice day. So, does this mean a replacement bumper or can it be popped out? It is definitely going to need paint. Thanks!



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Old 11-11-2017, 03:13 PM   #2
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I came across a video on the internet of a guy removing a similar dent in a plastic Toyota bumper. He used a heat gun to warm the area of the dent and slowly pressed it out from behind, starting from the outer edges. Warming the plastic seemed to be the key. The final result looked pretty good.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:25 PM   #3
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Do an Internet search on body work suction cup pullers.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:47 PM   #4
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Pour hot water on it if you donít have an heat gun. It will come back to shape
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:54 PM   #5
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It can be popped out but there is some art to doing it well. And as you mention, it will need a respray since the paint often cracks from that much flexing.

Glad that the damage was relatively minor!
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:28 PM   #6
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A hair dryer will work...
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:54 PM   #7
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If you aren't comfortable with DIY. paintless dent removal guys can work that out in an hour with little to no damage
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:17 AM   #8
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I've had the fear of doing exactly that in a parking lot---you tend to look one way and the other but, other than glancing back initially, concentrate less on looking right behind you. A bit of luck on your part---at least the rear light came through unscathed
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First off, class act for the way you guys handled it. In Los Angeles I am pretty sure it would have resulted in a fist fight or shooting.

I bought a heat gun from Harbor Frieght several years ago. It is surprising how many uses you can find for it. I would remove the bumper (very easy) and watch some YouTube videos. Best of luck.

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Old 11-12-2017, 09:27 AM   #10
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Thanks Chuck. Iím a big diy kinda guy, so I couldnít find any diy videos on rear bumper removal (lots on the front though). I figured I would handle removal and do the heat gun dent pop myself, then take it to get repainted.
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Maybe check the PET to see how the bumper attaches.
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http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-general-discussions/25273-how-do-you-remove-rear-bumper.html

How to remove a bumper Cover - 200-2004 986
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Pour hot water on it if you donít have an heat gun. It will come back to shape
This worked great for me
Didn't even have to repaint.
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This worked great for me
Didn't even have to repaint.
Worth a try, got nothing to lose really.
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Thank you ALL for the advice! I saved a ton of money. I was able to remove the bumper cover easily. I tried to create a DIY video to share with the world, but it was difficult to hold the light, the camera, and tools all at the same time. My girlfriend wasn't around to assist. So... I took the hair dryer and gently pushed the dent out. It was very easy! The scratches were deep and couldn't be buffed out, so I took it to a paint shop and got it painted. Looks perfect. However, they had to remove the P-O-R-S-C-H-E letter emblems to paint it. I'd like to restore the letters. Is this something I'll have to purchase from the dealership, or can I have the sticky backing restored some other way? Nothing like this on ebay. thanks!


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There are a number of chemicals that will remove the old adhesive from the letters. I would start with brake clean or grease and wax remover since I always have those on hand. Body shop supply shops or auto parts stores should have emblem tape. I prefer the 3M brand. You can cut the tape into pieces the right size to adhere to the back of the letters. Clean the paint with grease and wax remover so the tape adhesive on the letters stick good. Use good auto body masking tape to pre-mark the placement for the letters. Remove the tape backing on the letters and stick them on the panel. Hope that helps you out. I used to work at a auto body shop in a previous life.
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if you want a new set they are also on ebay e.g. ... https://www.ebay.com/itm/PORSCHE-Emblem-in-Chrome-Boxster-Cayman-Carrera-Cayenne-987-997-986-996-993/253217698079?hash=item3af4f3711f:g:Uw0AAOxylpNTT8v I&vxp=mtr

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