Boiled Water: The Easiest Way to Remove Dents from a Car Bumper
Even if you're lucky enough to not be injured in a car accident, it's rare to escape without some sort of damage to your vehicle. It goes without saying that there are some things you shouldn't try to fix yourself, but if it's just a scratch or dent, DIY can be a cheaper way to go.
You can remove most small dents from your vehicle with a hair dryer and compressed air, dry ice, or even hot glue and corks, but if it happens to be isolated on your bumper, all you need is some boiling water.
Just pour the hot water over the dent, reach under the wheel well and pop out the dent.
The heat allows the plastic to expand and become flexible so you can pop it back into place.
Afterwards, pour cold water over the area to shrink the plastic back into place. Check out redditor SX_PNTHR's Imgur album for a photo walkthrough and read through the comments for more tips and tricks.
This method isn't for everyone, though. A commenter pointed out that this method is not suited for most older cars. Newer urethane body parts can handle it, but there's a good possibility of messing up the paint on older metal ones.
It's also probably more trouble than it's worth if the dent is in a spot where you'd have to take the bumper off to get to it. But, if you want to give it a shot, check out the video below to see how to remove the wheel and bumper for the hot water method.
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