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Re: Replacing a boot door


Whoever was reversing certainly used bold print for their braille parking there.

It could be fixed, but in all honesty, the cost in getting someone to do this would more than likely outweigh the cost of a replacement.

I'd reckon you'd be in the 200-300 price bracket, as it's a lot of damage on one panel, which would need some painting.

The bumper will be more simple to repair - gently warm the plastic from underneath, using a heatgun or hairdrier, whilst applying constant (gentle) pressure from above. Once you feel it start to be come flexible, get it into shape and remove the heat (but keep the pressure applied until the bumper is cold). The plastic will then retain it's original shape.

I'm enclosing a before & after buckled bumper pic I used the same technique on before.

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