Besides death and taxes, there is a third inescapable thing in life – getting a dent in your car or truck. It may not have been your fault (it NEVER is!), but even a small scratch can cause you a heartburn. Once you get over the initial shock, your thoughts will turn to fixing the damage quickly. The obvious solution for you is to take the car to a body shop to allow professionals to do the repair. However, if the damage is only very minor, and you feel that your DIY skills are up to it, here are a few ideas you can try to fix the dent yourself.
Dents in plastic bumpers can often be pushed out by hand. Some grades of plastic are very stiff, and so they need to be softened before you attempt to push out the dent. To do this, pour boiling water on the dented plastic. This will heat the material and make it more pliable so that pushing out the dent becomes easier. Take care not to burn yourself with the hot water. Because the heat will dissipate quickly, multiple pcontinue reading