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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:14 pm 
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Any one know how to fix my front bumper (inside air dam)
its got a bow in it.... always been there....annoys the f**k outa me!

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:20 pm 
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Winns Remove-a-dent ??? :P

It looks as though the bumper is bolted up out of square and could be pushing the inside up, try loosening it off and see if it comes out...

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:29 pm 
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is it hard to loosen off the bumper?....never done ne thing like that b4!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:44 pm 
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nah, use the xr conversion doco to guide you

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:46 pm 
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cheers mate.

ill have a read :)

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:18 pm 
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Hot water and some force to hold it there.
anything with direct heat will risk damaging the paint.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:55 am 
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EFFalcon wrote:
Hot water and some force to hold it there.
anything with direct heat will risk damaging the paint.


so - I boil the kettle and pour it over that area while something heavy is holding it down? - like a bench press weight?

wouldnt it need to be heated up more than boiling water?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:00 pm 
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we've semi repaired minor damage on bumpers before using that method.
my dad reversed an AU forte into the front chassis rail of his F100, put a fair dint in the rear bumper.
boiling water and some force popped it back out and there was only a minor scratch left.

i'd wanna test it to make sure it didnt effect the paint still though.

 

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the thing is mate, mine isnt a dent - its like the plastic has bowed up and out... would this method still be applicable?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:19 pm 
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i can see in the pic..
but i think it'd be worth a try, a heat gun etc risks damaging the paint.. hot water has less chance of doing this.
have u tried sitting something heavy on it overnight?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:24 pm 
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nope - havent tried that even.
sounds too easy to be true aye. but I guess sometimes the simple options are overlooked.
Ill give it a go 1st. Im thinking of wrapping some weights from my benchpress up in a rag and sitting them there for a few nights (the car doesnt get driven much - so it wont be a problem leaving the weights there for a while)

thanks for the advise bro.
Ill post next week and let ya know how it went :D

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I'd prolly try and put something underneath it aswell... wouldn't want it to bend the bar in the opposite direction.

 

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lol - wouldnt that be a head f**k... good point. Ill support it on both sides....cheers again

 

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and remember to remove the weights if you go for a drive, perhaps a note on the dash :lol:

 

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Gaz wrote:
and remember to remove the weights if you go for a drive, perhaps a note on the dash :lol:


that would also be one bad mistake....if it was made.
lucky im not quite that stupid. (I hope) :shock:

 

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