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Old 01-23-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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Mending a rear bumper?

Alright guys so a few days ago I was backing into a friends driveway to install the new roush axle backs I ordered, the driveway was incredibly tight and I ended up backing into a tree stump that I never saw coming! Absolutely killed my move and now I need advice on what to do! It caved in my stock muffler tip, scraped the paint off in a few areas and one of those areas has a piece of dark body work protruding from it. Here's a picture

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Can anyone tell me the best way it should be repaired and how much I'm looking at?
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Can it be fixed, yes, but its a lot of work. Take the bumper off, and Sand area. Use a heat gun to try and shape the protruding part back into the original shape. Use a wet cloth to push and cool the plastic down during the re molding. Once in the desired shape, your gonna have to use a metal staple gun to fuse the cracks on the back side of the bumper, then use a small grind wheel to smooth out the stitches. Once the cracks look sealed up, bondo the aggected area and smooth it out. Once the damaged area looks new, get it ready to paint. A body shop can to do all this, I'd expect to pay around 1K to get fixed.

It might be cheaper to find a replacement in all honesty.
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