by Guy Gardner
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A bent or dented metal bumper ruins the appearance of your car. Unlike scuff marks, scratches, and paint chips, a bent bumper requires more care and effort to repair. Taking your car to the mechanic often results in a very expensive repair; You may be able to repair the bent bumper yourself, saving yourself the loss of having it professionally repaired.
Secure the folded bumper in a padded vise. Slowly tighten the vise until the bumper is still.
Place a block of wood over the folded area. Hammer the wood until the fold snaps back into place.
Place a dolly on the outside of the bumper over the dents you would like to hammer. Lightly hammer on the inside of the bumper until the dent is as flat as possible.
Clean the dust from the wood after folding the bumper in place. Wash the bumper with a cloth and water. Buff the chrome with a chrome polish and cloth.
Things you will need
- Wood block
- Chrome polish