Our client called and scheduled this repair in Bethel Park, PA just after the new year. We arrived onsite and removed the dent in the driveway in about 1.5 hours. Heres how we did it;
We find a way to get behind the bumper dent, whether its from the tail light, or actually removing part of the bumper which we describe in another blog post where we repaired a honda odyssey.
Next we add massive amounts of heat, then push the bumper from behind. Yes you may be able to do some of this work, but pushing in the right spot and hyper cooling the dent to lock in the released pressure is key to holding the new shape.
Often times there will still be crowns or smiles from the pressure, those too can be reduced by adding more heat, and then holding the crown down while super cooling the panel. Finally we use the actual paintless dent repair method to do any finish work needed on the bumper cover. This involves using our paintless tools to push from behind while maintaining the paint finish.
As we mentioned in several other posts regarding bumper repair, we find a way to get behind the bumper. sometimes we take it off, sometimes through the taillight and sometimes from underneath. Next we add some heat to the backside and push the dent out of the bumper from behind.
You can try this yourself, but if you do make sure you find the trapped pressure in the bumper before you begin. Usually it is at the crowning corner of the dent but sometimes it can be hiding inside a body line, such as the case here. If you aren't sure and want some free advice, just call anytime. You can send us a pic and we'll give our best advice on how to proceed.