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sofresh
01-11-2008, 11:28 PM
When I bought my car, the previous own said someone lightly tapped the front bumper with their trucks rear bumper when backing up in a parking lot... it put 2 little dings in the bumper... as shown in the pics below... I took off the front bumper to see if I could pop them out since its that urethane material, however it did nothing... anyone ever have this happen? Anyone know about how much it would cost for a body shop to remove these and repaint... since the paint it spider-webbing... or would it be cheaper for one of those mobile dent repair/touchup guys come fix it... or would it be just overall cheaper to find a used 94-97 front bumper used and repaint it... Any advice would help. Can you bondo on these OEM material front bumpers? Ive seen some DIY guides out there when searching google... but I wonder how they would hold up... etc

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/danverwers/CIMG0727.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/danverwers/CIMG0731.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/danverwers/CIMG0729.jpg

ph8ed4life
01-12-2008, 12:37 AM
Possibly try a heat gun and push them out...

I've never had luck with bondo on urethane bumpers. If it gets tapped again, the urethane will flex and crack off the bondo.

A new one will probably cost as much as any bodyshop trying to work on that, prepping it, and painting it

Vtecracer
01-12-2008, 05:12 AM
find a used bumper and just repaint it. like $100 in supplies to paint it.

sofresh
01-12-2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks guys! Im in WA now and not AZ... its much harder to come across a decent used bumper... so Ive been looking for a JDM front end... however Im having the same luck...